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Press Releases
2015-03-02 : Avery Weigh-Tronix joins forces with global leader Nestle for new Dairy Farming Institute in China
2012-10-22 : Avery Weigh-Tronix Feed Foreman Provides Cost-Efficient, Easy-To-Use Ration Management Solution
2011-10-05 : Avery Weigh-Tronix Grain Cart Weighing System Provides Efficient Data Collection Capabilities, Improving Harvest Operations
2011-08-03 : NTEP-Certified M3060 Touchscreen Indicator Brings Powerful Programmability to Agriculture Weighing Applications, From Feed to Field
2006-08-22 : Low-cost Indicators Feature Largest Backlit LCD Displays And Multiple High Performance Features
2005-10-03 : Affordable Turnkey Tmr Feed Management Solution Reduces Feed Costs, Improves Milk Production And Nutrition
2005-07-15 : Chute Weigh Systems Converts Any Cattle Squeeze Chute Or Pen Into A Working Livestock Scale

Avery Weigh-Tronix joins forces with global leader Nestle for new Dairy Farming Institute in China

2015-03-02

Fairmont, MN—March 03, 2015

Avery Weigh-Tronix is pleased to announce its new partnership with Nestle as the preferred partner in weighing technology for their prestigious Dairy Farming Institute (DFI) in Shuangcheng, Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, China. The partnership with Nestle will see Avery Weigh-Tronix offer their expertise and advise on accurate weighing equipment for the three progressive farms of varying size located at the DFI in addition to supplying the weighing equipment.

The Institute has been created to act as a national centre of excellence to support the rapidly expanding Chinese dairy farming sector which is predicted to overtake the US as the largest dairy market by 2017. Nestle's DFI will run training courses specifically for dairy farm staff, managers and associates which will focus on new technologies in modern dairy farm production. The centre will also be running a variety of conferences and events which have been designed to support the dairy industry.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the largest and most established suppliers of weighing equipment worldwide. The company boasts a specialist Agricultural division that provides weighing solutions for hundreds of thousands of farms around the world. "With a long established manufacturing, technical support and R&D facility based in Suzhou, China, Avery Weigh-Tronix is delighted to be offering their expertise to such a respected brand in the global dairy industry" John O'Connell, General Manager, Suzhou.

The weighing support from Avery Weigh-Tronix at the DFI will focus primarily on TMR diets, in which accurate weighing plays a crucial role. "It is essential to ensure the feed mixer is being loaded with the correct weight of each ingredient that has been established by the nutritionist for optimum milk production." The management of ingredients and diets is increasingly being handled by sophisticated software to ensure the highest of accuracies. Avery Weigh-Tronix uses Feed Watch software, supplied by Alta-Agricorps, to make the task of managing and monitoring feed considerably easier and more accurate.

Avery Weigh-Tronix has a wide range of weighing solutions for livestock and vehicle weighing for farms of any size or type and are happy to advise how best to install weighing for a variety of farming applications. For more information please visit AgScales.com.




Avery Weigh-Tronix Feed Foreman Provides Cost-Efficient, Easy-To-Use Ration Management Solution

2012-10-22

Fairmont, MN—October 22, 2012. Avery Weigh-Tronix introduces Feed Foreman Ration Management Software designed for feeding efficiency and increased profitability. Providing enhanced application flexibility, Feed Foreman allows producers to calculate true feed costs with the ability to adjust rations as needed for maximum profitability. Users can also make daily feeding adjustments based on percentage or head count. This real-time, accurate data not only improves herd health, but also eliminates costly inaccuracies and/or feed waste.

The new system consists of two components; Feed Foreman software for the company's user-friendly Model 3060 touch screen indicator in addition to Feed Foreman PC software that can be conveniently loaded on operators' computers. Combined with Avery Weigh-Tronix's XLR-12 Remote display, the Feed Foreman system is ideal for use as a midrange feed management system for any sized operation. For applications that require additional performance features, the system can be easily upgraded to interface with Feed Watch by Valley Ag Software (VAS).

"Feed Foreman bridges the gap between basic and high-end ration management solutions, allowing our customers to drive profitability through increased process efficiency," said Billy Folkerts, Agricultural Product Manager, Avery Weigh-Tronix. "By eliminating manual calculations, Feed Foreman saves time and money by minimizing costly errors, all while ensuring the highest degree of accuracy and feeding the ration your nutritionist developed. This enables producers to maintain profitability by quickly responding to market volatility in prices for their feed inputs and end product."

Feed Foreman provides enhanced performance capabilities through the following benefits:

  • •Intuitive touchscreen provides simple operation
  • •Four easily customized batching options: batch recipes by pen, premix batch by size, batch recipe by load size and batch by autosizing based on first ingredient
  • •Automatic modification of ration quantities with simple adjustment of pen feedings per day, head count or dry matter intake (DMI)
  • •Pre-loaded with 82 of the most commonly used ingredients, including baseline chemistry references
  • •Customized reports ensure feeder accountability by displaying feeding and mix errors
  • •Easily transfer feeding data to Feed Foreman PC via USB stick

Feed Foreman ration management software is ideal for many applications, including but not limited to dairy production and beef feed lots.

Learn more about Feed Foreman Ration Management Software by visiting AgScales.com or clicking here to view a video.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer and continuing leader in the agricultural design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC, 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-8253. Fax: 507-238-8258. email: ag@awtxglobal.com. Web: www.agscales.com




Avery Weigh-Tronix Grain Cart Weighing System Provides Efficient Data Collection Capabilities, Improving Harvest Operations

2011-10-05

Fairmont, MN—October 5, 2011. Avery Weigh-Tronix introduces the Field Foreman grain cart software, a unique program featuring powerful data collection and export capabilities tailored to grain cart applications. Field Foreman software was specifically developed for the user-friendly model 3060 touch screen indicator. Avery Weigh-Tronix's 3060 indicator easily interfaces with virtually any brand of load cell or weigh bar. With the ability to track and save all field data, harvest notes and delivery information, the Field Foreman software ensures accurate data collection—improving production performance and assisting in making operation decisions to drive farming profitability.

Enhanced with the optional Field Linx software, a windows-based PC program, Field Foreman software operators can easily manage data from multiple 3060 indicators from one PC, eliminating redundant data entry and management. Data can quickly be transferred from the Field Foreman/3060 Indicator to the Field Linx software via USB thumb drive. Additionally, Field Linx software easily translates data into custom reports, with the option to export data to Excel or XML formats for use in other PC applications.

Together, the Field Foreman and Field Linx software helps streamline the process to establish APH (Average Production History) and provides additional proof of yields documentation for Federal Crop Insurance. Instead of creating a printout for each load, users can download data from Field Foreman into Field Linx and print reports that indicate the field total with a record of each individual load. This creates an accurate system to track APH and field performance, producing an instant record at the conclusion of harvest and eliminating the need to wait until the grain is hauled and weighed at the end user to establish production numbers for the year. Further, if a producer needs to file a claim with Federal Crop Insurance, the Field Foreman records assist in the process of organizing and allocating scale tickets and settlement statements to fields.

A grain cart weighing system also prevents overloading of delivery trucks which, in turn, eliminates the risk of overload fines. With road limit regulation enforcement getting tighter, it is important for operators to track a truck's contents and gross weight. Prior to harvest, operators can enter tare and target gross weights of each delivery truck to ensure the truck's weight remains within the legal gross weight. The Field Foreman software then indicates when the truck has reached capacity. Truck tickets can also be quickly printed for on-hand proof of loads. Additionally, Field Foreman can be set up to send an output signal that can control the auger wagon's gate to cut off the flow of grain when the target is met.

Additional features of the Field Foreman grain cart software include:

  • •Simple entry of field, grain type, hybrid, delivery truck and location data
  • •Analyze yield performance per hybrid/test plot through customized detailed field reports
  • •Track where grain is delivered by selecting from a list of user-defined delivery locations
  • •Verify and calibrate combine yield monitor

For more information on the Field Foreman grain cart software, visit: http://agscales.com.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the agricultural design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-8253. Fax: 507-238-8258. email: ag@awtxglobal.com. Web: www.agscales.com




NTEP-Certified M3060 Touchscreen Indicator Brings Powerful Programmability to Agriculture Weighing Applications, From Feed to Field

2011-08-03

Fairmont, MN—August 3, 2010. Avery Weigh-Tronix introduces the Model 3060 Touchscreen Indicator, pairing unprecedented programmability with superior readability to solve diverse agriculture weighing applications. The NTEP-certified M3060 is the first agriculture touchscreen scale indicator, providing legal-for-trade measurements right out of the box for standard weighing applications. It also boasts powerful programmability: through Avery Weigh-Tronix's partnership with leading agriculture software developers, users can realize high-accuracy onboard weighing for applications ranging from feed to field.

The M3060 can be programmed using emerging agriculture software programs (sold separately*) for grain cart, animal weighing (RFID), seed tender, manure spreading, TMR mixers, feed batching, feed management and herd management. Users can also install custom software to establish user interfaces complete with recognizable icons and intuitive layouts, easing operator training and accommodating even the most unique application requirements. Featuring a 7-inch backlit, multi-colored touchscreen, the M3060 delivers exceptional readability in full sunlight-with maximum brightness three times that of most laptops. Its cast aluminum and polycarbonate enclosure ensures the indicator withstands tough environmental conditions.

Combined with custom software programming, the M3060 facilitates data management and control through features such as audit tracking. The M3060 keeps track of system changes and stores them in a log-allowing users to easily monitor past and current modifications. Collected data can be shared using the M3060's three serial ports, USB port and Ethernet port. The indicator also features two CompactFlash® slots: one for internal memory and another to facilitate Wi-Fi communications.

Its unparalleled application flexibility and communications capabilities ensure the M3060 adapts to agriculture weighing needs that change with each new season. Additional features that make the M3060 indicator a rugged, simple-to-use solution include:

  • •Durable indicator enclosure made of cast aluminum with high grade powder coat paint and a tough polycarbonate back case
  • •7-inch TFT LCD color, sunlight-readable touchscreen display with 800 x 480 resolution
  • •Front panel calibration and spanning on all types of Weigh Bars and load cells for weight transactions of up to 200,000 pounds

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the agricultural design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-8253. Fax: 507-238-8258. email: ag@awtxglobal.com. Web: www.agscales.com

* Software packages are able to be purchased from leading agriculture software developers beginning July 2010.




Low-cost indicators feature largest backlit LCD displays and multiple high performance features

2006-08-22

Fairmont, MN - August 22, 2006. Avery Weigh-Tronix, Inc. has introduced its 640 Series family of indicators for agribusiness weighing applications. The 640 Series includes three easily programmable high performance models - the 640 for a wide variety of general applications, the 640XL with the industry's largest 2" display and the miniature 640M that is 72% smaller and ideal for places where space is limited such as in a truck or tractor cab. 640 Series indicators come with a 3-year factory warranty and pricing starts at $675.

The 640 Series offers the indication of gross and net weights along with a tare function that allows for the temporary zeroing of a scale - all at the push of a button. The 640 Series also offers one of the largest backlit LCD displays available (1.1" for the 640 and 640M and 2" for the 640XL). The bright green-yellow display features 10 adjustable brightness levels for optimal viewing in environments with poor visibility or from extended distances.

Data is stored in over 100 memory accumulation channels that can be set to display in alpha or numeric symbols and for manual or automatic accumulation. According to Avery Weigh-Tronix Product Manager Dave Swanson, "This is especially useful in identifying and sorting fields, seed type, groups of livestock, or amounts of recipes batched and fed for large-scale farming operations." Swanson added, "The extensive offering of accumulation channels on the 640 Series is exactly what today's progressive farmer needs to increase data recording efficiency for any operation."

Collecting data reports is also made easy. Standard G/T/N printouts are available for transfer to a computer, printer or transfer data system with the optional RS-232 bi-directional serial port. Additional reports list the total accumulation, count and average of each channel for easy analysis of data needed for the following applications:

Applications. The 640 Series indicators are a flexible and ideal solution for integration with a wide variety of agribusiness weighing equipment, including:

  • •Total Mix Ration (TMR) mixers
  • •Livestock scales
  • •Grain carts
  • •Platform and truck scales
  • •Weigh carts or seed tenders

Features. Many built-in features make the 640 indicators particularly easy to install and use.

  • •Features a robust, seamless polycarbonate enclosure with a sealed back panel that resists moisture and dust
  • •Hold mode maintains a constant weight when moving mobile equipment or when the scale is turned off
  • •Motion filtering device settles down the weight display, ideal for mixers and livestock applications
  • •Auto-LOC function locks and holds livestock weights on the display regardless of excess movement or vibration
  • • Power recovery system secures all recorded statistics and automatically turns the indicator back on once power is restored
  • •Operates reliably from -20° to 140° F (-20° to 60° C)

Options. The 640 and 640XL plug directly into weigh bars or load cells without the use of a junction box. Users looking for a completely wireless solution may include the RF option with their Avery Weigh-Tronix 640, 640XL or 640M indicator. The RF option provides full remote control - convenient for all weather conditions - that can be installed, for example, inside a front end loader or in a feed room.

Pricing starts at $675 for the 640M, $795 for the 640 and $990 for the 640XL.

For the nearest Avery Weigh-Tronix equipment supplier, please call 877-888-1646. More information on the 640 Series indicators is available on the company’s website at www.agscales.com.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the agricultural design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-4461. Fax: 507-238-8258. email: ag@awtxglobal.com. Web: www.agscales.com




Affordable turnkey TMR Feed Management solution reduces feed costs, improves milk production and nutrition

2005-10-03

Fairmont, MN - October 3, 2005. Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC has teamed with K.S. Dairy Consulting, Inc. to announce their second generation TMR feed management solution. The turnkey system consists of the proven Feed Supervisor® software and the Avery Weigh-Tronix Model 2040 Scale Indicator. Together with a personal computer, this low-cost system takes the guesswork out of TMR mixing and pays for itself quickly with reduced feed costs and improved milk production.

"A feed management system with Feed Supervisor software and the Model 2040 indicator quickly pays for itself by saving tens-of-thousands of dollars in otherwise lost profits", said Bob Seidel, Agricultural Director of Sales, Avery Weigh-Tronix. "Users have reported savings of $100 per pen per day in reduced feed costs, not to mention the benefits of precise nutrition control, improved milk production and better monitoring."

The Model 2040 scale indicator is designed for easy mounting inside a tractor or truck cab where the batching and feedout process is directed. The Model 2040-XL is available for TMR mixers without remote displays. The large 2" display makes it a dual-purpose indicator that can be mounted on the TMR swing arm and easily viewed from the loader. Both models are available with the convenience of wireless communications, allowing automatic transfer of rations to the feeder and return of batched data to the PC desktop.

Feed Supervisor software offers powerful TMR feed management, providing monitoring and analysis of the herd, rations regulation including weather features, operator/feeder monitoring, feed bunk management and inventory control, reducing clean-up, shrink and operator errors. The software is Windows®-based, simple to use and lets users create detailed reports with complete flexibility. Call 1-800-368-2039 for a free demo disk and brochure with savings illustrations. Or go to www.agscales.com to learn more.

For over ten years, K.S. Dairy Consulting, Inc. has been assisting dairy operators with software solutions that reduce cost and improve productivity. For further information, contact: K.S. Dairy Consulting, 1733 90th Ave., Dresser, WI, 54009. Phone: 715-755-3575. Fax: 715-755-3739. Email: support@feedsupervisor.com Website: www.feedsupervisor.com

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of innovative precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, Inc., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-4461 Ext 578 Fax: 507-238-8258. Email: ag@awtxglobal.com Website: www.agscales.com




Chute Weigh Systems converts any cattle squeeze chute or pen into a working livestock scale

2005-07-15
Fairmont, MN - August 15, 2005. Avery Weigh-Tronix, LLC has introduced the Chute Weigh livestock weighing system designed to add weighing capabilities to livestock squeeze chutes and pens. The system offers fast portable or permanent installation under chutes and rapid setup to providing accurate weighing capabilities up to 10,000 lb. gross.

"The Chute Weigh system is an affordable and convenient method to add livestock weighing capabilities wherever you need them," says Bob Seidel, Avery Weigh-Tronix, Director of Sales. "We've applied our Weigh Bar® design to deliver an economical system for livestock management that is compact, durable and very easy to install and operate."

Based on Avery Weigh-Tronix rugged and precise Weigh Bar technology, each system includes two 3.5" low profile weigh bars featuring super heavy-duty steel construction. Mounting is easy under manual or hydraulic squeeze chutes and livestock pens, and takes just minutes to install and setup. Twenty-foot polyurethane Weigh Bar cables offer remote connection to a choice of optional indicators. The 615 and 615/XL indicators provide simple, accurate and reliable livestock weighing, while the model M915A indicator offers advanced features including auto-LOC capabilities, statistical functions, 1,000 weighment memory and auto weight recording. All indicator models are compatible with a number of herd management EID software packages.

Each Weigh Bar has a 5,000 lb gross weighing capacity with dependable weatherproof construction. An aerospace-developed sealing agent protects against moisture in the toughest livestock weighing environments. Power options include 12 VDC external battery and a 115 VAC wall mounted transformer.

More information on the Chute Weigh system is available online at the Avery Weigh-Tronix web site, www.agscales.com, or call 800-368-1084.

Avery Weigh-Tronix is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of agricultural precision electronic weighing devices and control systems. For further information, contact: Avery Weigh-Tronix, Inc., 1000 Armstrong Drive, Fairmont, MN 56031. Phone: 507-238-4461. Fax: 507-238-8258. Email: ag@awtxglobal.com Website: www.agscales.com