Posted 1 May 2014
A long dry followed by a big wet can lead to lame cows.
Posted 22 April 2014
Visitors to the StockRock site at the Northland Fieldays (27 February - 1st March) and the Central Districts Fieldays (13-15 March) were invited to go into the draw for 90 tonne (supply only) of StockRock.
Posted 4 April 2014
We now have three zeolite storage sheds in operation at the Ngakuru Quarry.
Posted 12 March 2014
StockRock will be at the Central Districts Fieldays, 13-15 March 2014 : site O71.
Posted 11 March 2014
Additional muscle was needed at the zeolite quarry site this morning, 11 March, to install the roof cover for the third StockRock storage shed. Staff from the Blue Pacific Minerals South packaging plant arrived early to help the roofing project team haul the canvas cover over the arched roof. Having extra hands made the task look easy (to the photographer at least)!
Posted 6 March 2014
We have observed an increase StockRock sales over the last month, since the recent Farmgate Milk Price forecast announcement from Fonterra. Along with an earlier estimated 10 cent per share dividend, farmers are right to show confidence in farm race investment.
Posted 6 December 2013
Looking forward to the Northland Fieldays, in February 2014, and the Central Districts Fieldays, in March 2014. A great opportunity to showcase StockRock to a wider community. Let us show you the benefits of StockRock : how it is more durable and lasts longer than any other specialist capping. Talk to Shane at the Fieldays and get up to date with what to do and how to do it, or get Shane to visit your farm and give you site-specific advice.
Posted 22 November 2013
Spring is now past and we are into summer. Farmers have had a pretty reasonable spring with good grass growth and reasonable sunshine. Typically StockRock work in the spring involves emergency race upgrades where the race surface has deteriorated very badly, very quickly. Lame cow numbers rapidly increase because it takes the races longer to dry out. Hooves are very soft through the spring, and with the races staying wet, uncapped race surfaces break up and even the farmer feels the sharp stones through their gumboots. Now is the time to fix that problem and minimise the risk of lame cows.
Posted 1 November 2013
Summer race maintenance is now due. Now that the silage trucks have finished and the stack is covered and the crops are planted, this is an ideal time to upgrade your race with StockRock. With the heavy traffic on your races recently, the race surface will surely break down on the next heavy rain, cleaning off any of the softer race materials and exposing the blue hard stones. Cap your races with StockRock and stop lameness before it becomes a significant problem.