The Rata Blog

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The Best Farming Tips This Autumn

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Apr 20, 2022 9:31:50 AM

Have you ever thought about how excited cows get when Autumn hits?

They’re eager to get out of the heat (much like us). It starts to get cooler and the rain comes which means lots of green grass for the cows to enjoy. They get to relax as their milk starts to slow down ready for winter. The cows benefit from Autumn as this is a time where farmers spend less time milking and making the farm a comfortable place for cows to spend their days. By ensuring the paddock is well drained. 

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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Fertiliser made from recycled batteries is a viable product

Posted by Cooper Walton on Feb 4, 2022 9:57:42 AM

Batteries are often viewed as the ecological option, something that is clean and green. But what happens when these batteries are depleted and can’t be used anymore?


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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

Why do Dairy Farmers Spread Magnesium? 4 Reasons why.

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

 

Why do farmers spread magnesium? Here we cover the cattle health aspect of applying magnesium or causmag to your fields.

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. 


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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

UTV v ATV - Which is best for farming?

Posted by Troy Walton on Jun 8, 2020 10:52:36 AM

Off-road vehicles have become indispensable in the agriculture world and farming in general has been redefined by the use of ATV’s and UTV’s in lieu of a tractor for smaller jobs.  Accessing every corner of the farm or large-scale station has become markedly easier over the years.  Horses gave way for 4x4’s and during the last 2 decades, 4x4’s have been swapped for all-terrain vehicles. Although not a direct replacement for a tractor, the ATV and UTV are both brilliant additions to your mode of transport for on-farm activities.


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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Working Smarter, Farming technology