The Rata Blog

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

Be Prepared This Winter

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Jul 1, 2022 10:13:35 AM

Let’s talk feed pad hygiene and management for cattle farmers including dairy. As well as topics such as effluent clearing and feeding supplements.

Feed pads are known to be used for a range of things and many more;

  • A place for the supplementary feeding of a dairy herd
  • Increasing the quantity or quality of milk produced
  • To prevent pasture and soil damage, increase pasture use, boost pasture regrowth, and improve animal wellbeing.

Do you know what makes a good feed pad?


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Topics: Insider, Silage & Winter Feed Handling, Working Safer, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter

Aeration: Let Your Soil Breathe

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Jun 1, 2022 11:37:00 AM

Have a read of this great article written by Fish IT and hear what our Rata North Island Sales Rep, Cooper Walton has to say about Aeration.
https://fishit.co.nz/blog/aeration-let-your-soil-breathe/

 


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Topics: Insider, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

The Best Farming Tips This Autumn

Posted by Casey-lee Cranston on Apr 20, 2022 9:31:50 AM

Have you ever thought about how excited cows get when Autumn hits?

They’re eager to get out of the heat (much like us). It starts to get cooler and the rain comes which means lots of green grass for the cows to enjoy. They get to relax as their milk starts to slow down ready for winter. The cows benefit from Autumn as this is a time where farmers spend less time milking and making the farm a comfortable place for cows to spend their days. By ensuring the paddock is well drained. 

Find out about how Rata can help https://bit.ly/3MkBW6H


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Topics: Fertiliser Spreading, Pest & Disease Control, Tips, Hacks & How To's, Working Smarter, Soil Aeration & Drainage

Custom build Power Claw, the best yet?

Posted by Sam Searle on Mar 30, 2022 5:04:41 PM

When we were approached by Nigel Watson of Lucindale South Australia, he was wanting the best designed & built Power Claw grapple to suit his new JCB TM420. Knowing that the Rata Power Claw is as good as it gets when comes to multipurpose grapple rakes, it was a given the design & build would be that of a Rata unit. But not wanting to leave it there, after a few rounds of revisions we settled on a design that all agreed was 'the best yet'. Check out the footage of it getting to know its new home turf, see what Nigel has to say!


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Topics: Material Handling, Working Smarter