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Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Posted by Glenn Walton on Feb 28, 2021 11:28:01 AM

It is a well-known fact that prevention is better than cure. If livestock develop metabolic issues, this can easily lead to costly veterinary bills and even livestock death. The Vogal Mag 45 spreader is a small but wise investment for the prevention of magnesium deficiency amongst stock.

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Topics: Insider, Fertiliser Spreading, Material Handling, Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

The Rata Story

Posted by Glenn Walton on Dec 30, 2020 10:40:53 AM

Our roots are in the ground. Inspirder by the mighty Rata tree and an icon of New Zealand history since huia would have perched in their branches, and moa walked over their roots.

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Topics: Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

Long Term Results From Mole Ploughing

Posted by Glenn Walton on Aug 28, 2020 5:00:00 PM

There are many benefits to be had from improving drainage in fields. Regardless of the crop or pasture being grown, too much soil moisture can hinder or reduce the performance of the yield. Timing is important when mole ploughing because the soil moisture is critical to the overall success of the operation. We have put together some tips that will enhance your mole ploughing activities and the outcome to make your agriculture more profitable.

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

Some Posts Are Poles Apart

Posted by Glenn Walton on Jun 12, 2020 2:50:10 PM

Rural fencing has been a traditional trade for many years in New Zealand and is often a topic of conversation among farmers, often with robust discussion because a good fence is the difference between keeping livestock in the right paddock or not. It's one thing to have good gear like our Rata Log Forks to build a good fence, but to last the test of time it often comes down to the materials fencing crews or builders use. Here we talk particularly about the timber that should be considered before purchasing, before you build a good quality and enduring rural fence.

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Topics: Material Handling, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Farming technology