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

Rata's attachment range has silage handling covered

Posted by Sam Searle on Aug 21, 2018 3:38:45 PM


When it comes to supplementary feed and forage crops for New Zealand dairy farms, grass & maize silage is king.

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling

How to transition stock onto Fodder Beet

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 30, 2018 1:29:45 PM


Fodder Beet has been something between magic & revolutionary for many farmers over the last few years. Its the wonder crop that can substantially increase the winter carrying capacity of a farm, allowing for more stock or opening up other opportunities for the operation. Here we tell you how much beet to feed out & when in order to successfully transition to the crop without losses.

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Fodder Beet

FORK, SCOOP or GRAB?? - What's best for you?

Posted by Sam Searle on Jun 30, 2017 9:02:00 AM

With winter well and truly here bringing colder & shorter days so has come the need for feeding out.

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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Smarter

Every Mouthful Digestible.

Posted by Glenn Walton on May 30, 2017 10:39:38 AM


Getting instant quality and results isn’t always easy.

Rata silage grabs were first designed in 1994 to meet the needs of the day, with higher horse power tractors and increased production on farms they were redesigned in 2016. That’s why Rata silage grabs have a reputation on farms all over New Zealand for their quality and results.


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Topics: Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Smarter, Material Handling, Insider