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

New Mid-Range Rata Grapple for 45 – 75hp Tractors

Posted by Charlie Walton on Mar 31, 2021 1:03:13 PM

Rata Versatile Grapples have become the must have tool for farmers all over the country.

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Topics: Insider, Material Handling, Working Smarter, Farming technology, attachments

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

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