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Published on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 10:48am

 Protect What Matters With Improved Patz Magnet

 Article provided by Patz Corporation

 Patz Corporation, designer and manufacturer of agricultural, industrial, and environmental material handling products, is pleased to announce an improved, quick-opening system for our newly Patented Tub Mounted Magnets. The new magnet system is available on ALL Patz Stationary, Trailer, and Truck Mount Vertical Mixers.
With the quick-opening system, the operator can easily unlatch the magnet by pushing up on the locking mechanism and pulling the lever forward. This instantaneously unlocks the magnet for opening, making cleaning and servicing effortless.
It is imperative the face of the magnet stays clean to remove tramp metal from the Total Mixed Ration (TMR). Beneficial to both operator and livestock, the magnet is able to pull metal objects that may be hidden in TMR ingredients. Metallic materials remain secured to the magnet without being mixed back in to the ration. Tramp metal often causes Hardware disease (Bovine Traumatic Reticulopericarditis). As one of our satisfied customers stated, “If it saves one cow, it’s paid for itself.”
This quick-open magnet is available as an option on all Patz Vertical Mixers and can be upgraded to an existing magnet by contacting your local Patz Dealer. Note: The Patented tub mounted magnet is exclusive to Patz Vertical Mixers.

Right now, Patz Corporation has a “Protect What Matters” Magnet Promotion. This limited time offer gives reduced pricing when a vertical mixer is ordered with a magnet. The bigger the mixer, the bigger the savings! Contact your local Patz Dealer today to learn more. Take advantage of this opportunity to Protect What Matters (your herd). A dairy farmer in Iowa stated, “We love the new tub magnet. We find metal on it every day we check it.”   
Patz Corporation thrives in an ever-changing market by listening to the needs of our diverse customer base, from beef and dairy operations to commercial enterprises.

• Patz Corporation announces an improved, quick-opening system for newly Patented Tub Mounted Magnets
• Quick-opening system unlatches by pushing up on the lock and pulling the lever forward for instantaneous access
• Servicing and cleaning are much easier with this new system
• Patented Tub Mounted Magnet removes tramp metal from Total Mixed Ration (TMR) ingredients
• Quick-opening magnet is available on ALL Patz Vertical Mixer sizes
• Upgrade system available to convert old, knob style magnet opening to quick-opening style
• “Protect What Matters” Magnet promotion available for a limited time. The bigger the mixer, the bigger the savings!

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Dairy Farmer Leader Receives Prestigious Lyng Award
North Dakota’s Jerry Messer Recognized for Contributions to Dairy Promotion

Article provided by Dairy Management IncTM.

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (NDB) honored Jerry Messer as the 2017 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion.
Messer, a dairy farmer from Richardton, N.D., was recognized at the Joint NDB/National Milk Producers Federation/ United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) Annual Meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
The award is named for former U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Richard E. Lyng, who played a critical role in implementing policies that led to the establishment of the NDB more than 30 years ago. The Lyng Award honors leaders who have made a significant contribution to dairy promotion that benefits the entire industry.
“When you consider the qualities of leadership, including honesty, dedication, passion, foresight, strategic thinking and humility, Jerry demonstrates them all,” said Amber Horn-Leiterman, Wisconsin dairy farmer and chair of NDB.
Messer serves as chair of Midwest Dairy Association’s North Dakota Division Board and the North Dakota Dairy Promotion Commission, roles he’s held for 25 years. Since the early 2000s, Messer also served on Midwest Dairy’s corporate board, holding the position of chairman from 2008-17. Nationally, he’s been a member of the United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) and Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) boards and held national leadership positions as DMI Treasurer and UDIA 2nd Vice Chairman.

Since 2012, Messer has been Chairman of the National Dairy Council. In this role, he’s served as a public face for youth wellness and the dairy checkoff’s Fuel Up to Play 60 program, an in-school initiative that promotes healthy eating and physical activity. Fuel Up to Play 60 was created in partnership with the National Football League and in collaboration with USDA.
“According to Jerry, any idea that is good for today’s youth will also be good for dairy,” Horn-Leiterman said.
As part of the Richard E. Lyng Award, the NDB will contribute a $2,500 scholarship in Messer’s name to North Dakota State University’s Animal Sciences Department.

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The 37-member National Dairy Board, formed in May 1984 under the authority of the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983, carries out coordinated promotion and research programs to help build demand and expand domestic and international markets for dairy products and ingredients. NDB funds, in part, Dairy Management Inc.™, which manages the national dairy checkoff program.