GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Nov. 26, 1951

GOODS & SERVICES

Sow-Milk. Brooklyn's Chas. Pfizer & Co. has developed a synthetic sow-milk called "Terralac," fortified with the antibiotic Terramycin. With Terralac, farmers can take baby pigs, which usually suckle for 56 days, away from the sow within 48 hours, prevent the newborn from being crushed by its clumsy mother. In experiments, Terralac cut down infant pig mortality to 5% (v. normal 21% to 33%).

Player-Tool. A robot machine-tool operator that works on a principle similar to a player piano has been developed by Brooklyn's Daco Machine and Tool Co. A perforated tape hooked up on a closed electrical circuit, it...

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