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The importance of Water Troughs

Posted by Charlie Walton on Sep 30, 2021 4:36:00 PM

Without water no human being or animal can survive and nothing is more important to the health and economy of a farm than clean and reliable stock water.

We've all seen what happens when disease breaks out - don't let this happen to your herd.


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Topics: Cultivation, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology

Subsoil Aerators V Aerators - The difference & why it matters

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 31, 2021 3:59:34 PM

In this month’s blog we thought we’d briefly address the difference there is between ‘Subsoil Aeration’ & ‘Aeration’ – yes, that one additional word makes a big difference!

Often when agricultural landowners first become interested in Subsoil Aeration due to the many benefits it offers, a common point of confusion can be around figuring the difference between a ‘Subsoil Aerator’ and an ‘Aerator’ and how they differ in application & final result.

Ultimately, the difference is in the one single additional word ‘Subsoil’ so let’s see what that means.


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Topics: Pasture & Crop Management, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Rata Auger Bucket makes for fast feeding

Posted by Glenn Walton on Apr 28, 2021 4:00:48 PM

The prospect of reducing the time spent in the tractor seat each day is a bonus for any operator. This is why this Taranaki dairy farmer was so excited to take delivery of his new Rata Auger bucket. Here we'll look at some of the key time-saving points of the operation and the features of the Rata Auger Bucket that save time.


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Topics: Material Handling, Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Pasture & Crop Management, Farming technology, attachments, Product Explainer

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