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

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

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

Beet Feeding Transition Made Easy

Posted by Glenn Walton on Feb 28, 2017 9:14:59 AM

Not A Lot Of Scope For Error;

Fodder Beet has a high sugar content which means excessive intakes can lead to lactic acid production in the cow’s rumen and cause acidosis.

Fodder beet has become increasingly popular over the past three to four years because the crop is high yielding and suitable as a supplement feed for beef and dairy herds. Despite that they are an excellent source of energy, stock can be offered too much of this high sugar crop in their daily feed intake at the beginning of the crop being fed and not have sufficient time to adapt.


We have a solution for you, read on....

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Topics: Fodder Beet, Silage & Winter Feed Handling