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How to prevent & repair winter pugging damage in pastures

Posted by Sam Searle on Apr 24, 2019 10:05:00 AM

Pugging and compaction damage is somewhat inevitable on a lot of farms throughout winter as muddy, water logged paddocks are trafficked by machinery and high concentrations of stock, often reducing a pastures production and in worse cases, churning the field into a waterlogged mud hole.

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

How to use the Rata Dealer Locator

Posted by Sam Searle on Nov 14, 2018 12:25:02 PM

Finding your nearest Rata or Vogal dealer has never been easier!

After listening to what our end users & dealers wanted from a 'Locator' we've got the all new locator live, in the event of any confusion, here is how you use it!

Read on to see the 3 very simple steps required to show your nearest Rata Dealer!

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Topics: Insider, Tips, Hacks & How To's

Farming tips to help you prepare for a summer dry spell

Posted by Sam Searle on Nov 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM

As we head into another New Zealand summer, the forecasters are picking rainfall and temperatures to be normal or just below, with the East Coast to bear the brunt of any dry spell.

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

End of winter tips to help get your farm ready for spring

Posted by Sam Searle on Sep 12, 2018 3:34:19 PM

Spring is in the air, and as farmers look forward to the mud holes drying out on the farm tracks and a warmer walk to the sheds in the morning. It’s also time to check everything is ready for the busy times to come.

Ensuring your farm is well prepared for spring will boost the efficiency, yield and productivity of your operation. 

In this blog, Rata has put together some end-of-winter tips to help you prepare. 

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Topics: Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter