Jan 14, 2013

Top 10 Products & Services of 2012

A collection of the most popular equipment and services of the year

Technology offers an infinite amount of data collection opportunities — too many, some may argue; however, the ease-of-access and accuracy of the information means nothing if you're not going to use it in a way that gives it relevance. When attempting to identify trends, programs like Google Analytics, a service that generates detailed website traffic statistics, allow the numbers — and the consumer — to speak for themselves.
Within a print edition of Feed & Grain magazine, our "Product Spotlight" features aim to provide relevant information by taking a cross-platform approach. You see, each product we run includes a unique URL directing readers to product/company information in our Online Buyer's Guide, allowing the interested party to view additional product information or contact the company directly. This practice, as well as organic searches, account for most of our Buyer's Guide traffic and gives us a solid indication of the products readers are interested in purchasing.
Meanwhile, Feed & Grain's surveys consistently reveal two timeless trends among our readership: a) product information ranks high in terms of relevance and demand; b) almost everyone is interested in reading about what their peers are up to — from a purchasing and best practices standpoint. Then it occurred to me: Why not give them both?
Using the data collected by Google Analytics from Jan. 1 until Dec. 31, 2012, here is a list of Feed & Grain's "Top 10 Products" of 2012:
  1. LevAlert Steel Bin Level Indicator by KC Supply Co. Inc.
  2. Bin Whip Series 9250 by Pneumat Systems Inc.
  3. Seedburo Grain Probes by Seedburo Equipment Co.
  4. Continous Flow and Recycling Dryers from LMM LAW-MAROT-MILPRO
  5. WL Portland Systems Inc.'s Feed Mill Design/Build Services
  6. LMM LAW-MAROT-MILPRO's Rotary Grain Cleaners
  7. Dunbar Kapple Vac-U-Vator by Christianson Systems Inc.
  8. Agridry LLC's Bullseye Grain Temperature/Moisture Controller
  9. Neogen Corp.'s Reveal for Aflatoxin SQ and Accuscan III Reader
  10. Automatic Truck Probe by Intersystems

In addition to satisfying voyeuristic tendencies, hopefully this list will offer someone, somewhere, direction with a future aquisition.

Remember to visit Feed & Grain's Online Buyer's Guide, the industry's most comprehensive collection of the feed and grain industry's products and services, to search for all your equipment needs.

Note: Feed & Grain's FREE iPad app, 2013 Equipment & Services Guide, is available at the Apple Store.

Jackie Roembke

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

FSU101 Bag Sealer

  • Seals up to 25 bags/minute depending on size, weight and type of high barrier material
  • Resistance-type heat seal bars with dual temperature controls

I/O Interface

  • Interface forms a smart and universal actuator
  • Offers endless modifications to give full control of exact functionalities

Reconditioned Mixers

  • Comparable to new equipment when properly restored to as-new working condition by ROSS OEM team
  • Comes with the same standard warranty as new ROSS Mixer

Model SBR Conveyor Belt Cleaner

  • Smaller version of its brush-style conveyor belt cleaner
  • Designed to remove fines and carry-back material from conveyor belt

Mid-Roof Walkarounds

  • Permanently installed walkways
  • 360-degree access to grain bin roofs and mounted components

FSU50

  • Seals 2 to 5 bags/minute depending on operator dexterity as well as size, weight and type of high barrier material
  • Foot pedal or proximity switch activation

Magazine

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