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Field days raise almost $30,000 for needy country families |


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October 14, 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days visitors have raised almost $30,000 for Riverina charity Country Hope through a community barbecue initiated by Coles over the past four years. Coles team members volunteered their time to work with Country Hope staff and volunteers to cook up a feast for hungry field day patrons, with all proceeds going towards the Wagga based not-for-profit organisation. Country Hope manager and family liaison officer Ellie Webb said $10,000 was raised this year to bring […]

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Cassidy calls for farmers to be feted as national heroes |


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October 7, 2015 The nation’s farmers should be feted as heroes as they hold down the single most important job in the country, according to 2015 NSW/ACT RIRDC Rural Women’s Award winner Cindy Cassidy. Ms Cassidy, chief executive officer of grower network FarmLink, paid tribute to the role farmers’ play in Australia’s food and fibre security in her address while officially opening the 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days. “I believe innovation and research are key to securing our farming future. […]

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Australian farmer advocacy groups urged to speak as one |


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October 7, 2015 Australian farmer advocacy groups have been urged to speak with one voice by NSW Farmers Association chairman Derek Schoen. Mr Schoen, addressing visitors at the 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days, said it was important for the nation’s 87 advocacy groups to strengthen their voice in the domestic and international political sphere. He pointed to the Newgate Report, a review into the future of farm sector representation commissioned by the National Farmers Federation, as a step towards achieving […]

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Costa urges all farmers to tell their compelling stories |


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October 2, 2015 Celebrity environmentalist and television personality Costa Georgiadis used the Henty Machinery Field Days as a platform to urge farmers to create a national dialogue around food. Costa was a keynote speaker at Henty’s Agri-Centre and Country Lifestyle pavilion on September 22, sporting a T-shirt emblazoned with “Farming is the new rock and roll.’’ The ABC Gardening Australia host encouraged farmers to use digital technology to share their personal stories of food production. “By sharing the stories we […]

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Innovative fertiliser spreader a winner in Henty award |


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September 30, 2015 A cost effective, innovative spreader offering operational and maintenance benefits was the runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Henty Machine of the Year. The Haze Ag spreader was developed by Richard Hazelton, of Cudal, NSW, after many years of research and trials. The Haze Ag spreaders are the only machines in Australia with variable sized cones and cast spinner blades with a curved back, allowing a controlled spread of up to 50m with no damage to product. A […]

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Belt feeder a simple solution to feeding out large square bales |


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September 30, 2015 An exercise treadmill has inspired Riverina sheep producer Pat Daniher to invent an easy solution to feeding out fodder off the back of a ute. Mr Daniher, of Girral, showcased his hay and silage belt feeder at the Henty Machinery Field Days after fine-tuning it during months of feeding sheep on his own farm. Pat and wife Margaret are part of a family partnership running 1400 Merino ewes and cropping barley, canola, oats and lupins at Girral, […]

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2015 Henty Machinery Field Days breaks all records |


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September 28, 2015 Widespread rain not only added millions of dollars to the region’s winter crop but also buoyed the bottom line for exhibitors as farmers opened their wallets at the 52nd Henty Machinery Field Days. The field days, held from September 22-24, drew a record crowd of 70,000 to inspect the “agribusiness supermarket’’ showcased by the biggest number of exhibitors in the field days history at 870. A combination of fine weather and the school holidays in NSW and […]

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Speedtiller powers into contention to win TMA Award at Henty |


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September 27, 2015 A one-pass tillage solution, the K-Line Speedtiller Powerflex, has taken out the coveted Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia award at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The TMA award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and is judged by Henty Machinery Field Days directors. It was presented by TMA member Scott Maxwell and Henty Machine of the Year chairman Matt Bergmeier to K-Line Agriculture national sales manager Bill Larsen on Thursday, September 24. […]

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Laurie sets another record in Exelpet/Pedigree sheep dog trials |


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September 27, 2015 Retired NSW sheep and beef farmer Laurie Slater established a new record at the Henty Machinery Field Days by taking out the three sheep field trial for the fourth year in succession. The 81-year-old and his Border Collie Memate Stormy outclassed a strong line-up of handlers and their dogs in the Exelpet/Pedigree Pal Sheep Dog Trial run over the three days of the field days on September 22-24. Laurie, of Murrumbateman, also filled third and fifth places […]

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Riverina designer wins 2015 Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards |


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September 27, 2015 The supreme garment in the 2015 Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards almost didn’t make it for judging. Deniliquin designer Jane Frazer had entered the fluted wool denim dress with a lace bodice in the Australian Wool Awards and arrived in the nick of time on the opening day of the field days. The outfit was capably modelled on the catwalk by sixteen-year-old Billabong High School student Phoebe Crilly. Boasting $3500 in prizemoney, the 12th Henty Natural Fibre […]

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