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healthy soil for spring cultivation

Key steps to soil health and spring cultivation.

Increasingly customers are demanding their food is produced in a sustainable way and where animal welfare implications are considered. Meeting the expectations of consumers in these aspects is becoming increasingly important. Soils are an incredibly important part of farming and in order to farm sustainably into the future, we need to manage and maintain soil health to prevent soil related issues such as erosion, excess nutrients, contamination and loss .
dairy cow at back gate

Annual servicing of your backing gates

The biggest problem that occurs with backing gates is that they get used too hard to push the cows up, causing damage to backing gates and possible derailment. They are not designed to be used as a bulldozer, they are designed to move cows up gently. Every year they should be serviced. For rectangular yard backing gates Rope Rope changed and tied correctly Wheels Wheels have tread on them .
custom loading ramps on trucks manufactured by Reptec in Reporoa

Development and manufacturing of loading platforms for container trucks

Our expert team at Reptec has recently been involved with the development and manufacturing of loading platforms for container trucks for an exporting company. The loading platforms are manufactured from heavy duty steel and are galvanised. The lifting mechanisms are designed to our client’s requirements. Lifting devices can be adapted for manual, hydraulic and electrical use. Each platform is designed to hold maximum weights as per the required specifications. .
Milking operation in a dairy shed

On farm safety and how we can help

We all know that the farm poses many risks which we are unable to mitigate but there are a few things in and around your dairy operation that we can help with. These include: Adjustments to your milking shed • Installing kick guards • Installing hand rails on steps • Providing a skirt around the platform or guard the rotary milking platform rollers. • Fixing leaks or weaknesses in .
Dairy Calf

Shed prep for calving.

In the lead up to calving its time to start thinking about maintenance of the shed, trailers and paddocks and feed equipment used during this busy time. Some top tips for a well-performing calf area design include: A north-facing shed will ensure full sun Solid walls between pens can ensure no pen intermingling and create easier cleaning. Feeders at front of pens to eliminate wet areas in bedding Good .

Winter Farm Checklist

Need help over winter with those farm maintenance tasks? We can help. Here are a few farm task that you may need assistance with over winter. Cattle yard Repairs Weigh scales & cattle crushes Drafting facilities Loading ramps & yards Guillotine gates Dairy Shed Repairs Shed repairs & maintainance Yard repairs and rebuilds Concrete pitting repairs Rotary Platforms, gearboxes, wheels Backing gate repairs and servicing Irrigation & Pump Repairs .

Uses for your levelling bar.

A levelling bar is a very use implement to have on both a big farm or lifestyle block. Here are some of its most popular uses. Track maintenance Well-designed and maintained tracks and raceways make it quicker and easier to get around the farm, reduce wear and tear on farm vehicles, and help prevent lameness in stock. Good tracks and raceways also improve water quality by keeping dirty run .
Tractor repairs and maintenance

Tractor Maintenance Checklist

Prevent downtime during cultivation and harvest time by running regular tractor inspections and maintenance. Ensure your staff stay alert to any issues by getting them to run through this printable check list and alerting you to any need for repairs early. Tractor Maintenance Checklist for Staff
seed drill repairs

Spring pasture renewal using a seed drill

Introducing seed into a damaged pasture by direct drilling with a seed drill can improve damaged pastures and increase the density of the productive species. Pastures that had been oversown following winter pugging have been shown to produce more dry matter over a two year period than pasture that had not been resown. The aim of a direct seed drill is to place the seed directly in the residues .
causmag spreader

Causmag Spreaders & Milk Fever.

Milk Fever is the most common metabolic condition that usually occurs around three days either side of calving. In the early lactation stages, a high producing cow’s calcium requirements exceed her ability to mobilize calcium reserves (bones) and absorb enough calcium from the diet. Milk fever may be seen in cows of any age but it is more common in high producing dairy cows over five years of age. .