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How to prevent & repair winter pugging damage in pastures

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 24, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Pugging and compaction damage is somewhat inevitable on a lot of farms throughout winter as muddy, water logged paddocks are trafficked by machinery and high concentrations of stock, often reducing a pastures production and in worse cases, churning the field into a waterlogged mud hole.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

YouTube showcasing farming machinery in action

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

 

When you’re busy farming, there’s not a lot of time to spend keeping up with the latest news on agricultural technology. Yet that lack of information can lead to lost opportunities when deciding what gear to buy and how best to use it. The answer? One YouTube channel that features equipment demonstrations and customer testimonials on gear that Kiwi farmers actually use.

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Topics: Material Handling, Farming technology, attachments

How to preserve silage feed quality at feedout

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 8, 2019 4:42:34 PM

As we head into autumn and pasture growth begins to slow, many farmers will be turning to their stores of silage feed for supplementary protein. That makes this a good time to consider how to handle silage at feedout to prevent losses and retain quality.

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Learning from Australian farmers for long-term storage of silage

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 14, 2019 9:43:00 AM

 

Did you hear about the Australian beef farmer who dug into a 26-year-old silage pit last year, at the height of the NSW drought?

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Silage Making Tips