Advice, tips & news for farmers who want to 'work smarter'

Sam Searle

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

Pipe Handlers help get the job done on $45 million Kurow to Duntroon Irrigation Scheme Upgrade

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 4, 2019 2:27:26 PM

Last month Charlie our South Island rep took the trip down to the Monadelphous yard in Kurow to see what kind of role the adapted Rata Log Forks are playing in the Kurow to Duntroon irrigation scheme upgrade.

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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter, attachments

Should you add fodder beet to your dairy herd's diet?

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 6, 2019 12:25:00 PM


Farming for profit rather than production is the key to running a successful farm business. This is particularly true for dairying, where the cost of feed is central to the operation’s overall efficiency and profitability – there’s no point increasing production if the feed costs wipe out any gain in revenue.

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Topics: Fodder Beet

'Doing it right' approach improves farm health and safety

Posted by Sam Searle on Feb 4, 2019 2:30:00 PM



Health and safety is steadily improving on New Zealand farms as the agriculture sector pays more and more attention to eliminating or minimising risk. “She’ll be right” is being replaced by “Do it right”, and that shift in attitude is making a difference in the statistics.

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Topics: Working Safer, Working Smarter