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Brower recalls top hatch egg incubators due to fire hazard

BY Ken Clark

An egg incubator sold at certain farm and ranch retailers and manufactured by Houghton, Iowa-based Hawkeye Steel Products’ Brower divison is being recalled.

The base can ignite during use, posing a fire hazard to the consumer, according to a release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries have been reported, but Brower received three reports of fires, resulting in property damage.

About 2,500 of the Model TH120 Brower Top Hatch Incubators are being recalled. The products were sold at Mills Fleet Farm, Stromberg’s Chick and Gamebirds, Unlimited and other farm supply retailers from January 2009 to September 2010 for about $190.

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Industry Dashboard for Jan. 2, 2013

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Nine out of 10 stocks finished the year ahead of where they started, with SHW, BECN and WY up more than 50%. Elsewhere on the Dashboard, existing-home sales are running above last month, and well above last year.

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STAFDA president promotes new-product vigilance

BY Ken Clark

There were several highlights to the STAFDA Convention & Trade Show in Orlando, Fla. Chief among them, according to the group’s president: scouting for new products.

In the most recent STAFDA Trade News newsletter, Rick Lamb of Frank’s Supply Co. in Albuquerque, N.M., described the hunt for new products as a crucial element of the trade show experience. 

“What I enjoy most is seeing all the new products and technologies that can help support our business,” he wrote in the President’s Message column. “I try to keep an open mind as I cruise through the show and I look for ideas that are unique and out of the box to help my company gain an edge in its marketplace.”

STAFDA’s 2013 trade show will take place in Las Vegas, Nov. 11-13 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Click here for more industry events.

 

 

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