The Rata Blog

Discover innovations, news and tips from NZ's own farm machinery attachments manufacturer.

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

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

Getting rid of puggy paddocks - from NZ farmers [video]

Posted by Cooper Walton on Nov 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Watch the video below to see a selection of West Coast farmers happily operating Rata Aeration equipment to improve pasture growth and make their lives easier!


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

Why the Rata Hay Hauler is a great investment this summer

Posted by Louis Searle on Nov 20, 2020 10:18:06 AM

No one likes making a job take longer than it needs to right? Especially when it is summer and we need to clear the paddocks of hay bales to get premium grass growth for the next cut. Well here is the perfect attachment that has been designed and built to perfection over the years at Rata.


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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Pasture & Crop Management