The practical benefits of Advantage Feeders newly released M1000HD model uses a three-way restriction system that offers supplements to animals, in small amounts, often.

Feeding livestock can bring with it several challenges including labour shortages, wasted feed, higher prices for smaller quantities, intake monitoring and dominant animals bullying more timid individuals.

Hard hat or hard head

A recently released coroner's report into the death of a South Canterbury farmworker in 2019 raised the question of the suitability of safety helmets currently being used on farms.

Trimax founder Bob Sievwright detailing the benefits of the Trimax Snake S2 at this year's Fieldays.

Made in New Zealand looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, creating productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. Machinery editor Mark Daniel takes a closer look at Trimax Mowing Systems, catching up with owner and founder Bob Sievwright.

A new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW range, have been introduced.

Masterton based Tulloch Farm Machines has introduced a new series of Krone tedders badged Vendro, to replace the existing KW range.

Teat care made easy

The newly launched Waikato Milking Systems Walkover Sprayer is designed for use in herringbone and parallel dairies to apply teat spray accurately during entry or exit.

Causing a stir…….Pondstir is a heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer designed to mix and mix the liquid and solid factions of effluent ponds or storage towers.

The Pondstir from Dannevirke-based Metalform, as its name suggests, is a heavy-duty, shore-based stirrer designed to agitate and incorporate the liquid and solid factions of effluent ponds or storage towers.

10 days after adding Biostack, the sludge has lifted from the base of the pond and the odour has noticeably reduced.

Handling the challenges of effluent management could become easier with a new product that allows dairy farmers to treat their effluent systems as a routine part of weekly milking shed maintenance.

Classy new home for CLAAS

Visitors to last week's National Fieldays were able to check out the new home for CLAAS Harvest Centre, Waikato and the parts, training and demonstration hub for the network's five other branches in the North Island.

The Major Swift Roller Mower is designed for fine turf applications including parklands, sports grounds and roadway maintenance, engineered to deliver a superior finish.

New Plymouth-based AgriQuip has been appointed as the exclusive importer and distributor of the Major Equipment brand, with the aim of distributing a selection of products from the company’s range of grasscutting equipment.

FIL head office in Mt Maunganui.

Made in New Zealand is a feature that looks at the wealth of design and manufacturing ability we have in New Zealand, making productive and cost-effective products for the agricultural sector. This week we take a closer look at FIL, catching up with GEA Farm Technologies NZ chief executive officer, Campbell Parker.

The Siwi combi hitch is fully automatic, allowing a tractor to reverse and hook up an implement without the driver needing to leave the cab.

Rasmus Helms, owner of the Danish company Siwi, designed and manufactured his first combi-hitch in 2012, in response to the increasing numbers of crushing and PTO-derived fatalities occurring when connecting implements to tractors.

A Dutch Giant is playing such an important role at Schuler Brothers' Te Aroha West goat farming operation that the head stockman says, "if I was considering a job at another goat farming operation and they didn't have a Giant, I'd say thats but no thanks".

Having made an immediate impact on the agricultural sector when it set a world record for planting back in 2017, the Vaderstad Tempo L has just past the significant milestone of 1000 machines being produced.

Several years ago, Strainrite's Southland rep identified a gap in the market for quality multi-wire break feeding products for sheep and beef farmers.

While there appears to be a gradual move towards UTV or side by sides, the ATV/quad bike still plays a major mobility role in the New Zealand rural landscape.

For more than 50 years, the Gallagher team has made the annual pilgrimage to Mystery Creek for Fieldays.

Alliance, a part of Yokohama Off-Highway Tyres, has introduced a new tyre, especially designed for pivot irrigation systems.

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