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Beulah enters two new-release machines for Henty award |


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August 28, 2015 NSW southern slopes machinery dealer Beulah Machinery will be among the first businesses to have two entries for the prestigious 2015 Henty Machine of the Year Award. The Canadian designed and manufactured Highline Rock Picker NT Series and the US made Pit Express, a stand alone drive-over pit, have been entered by Beulah Machinery, of Cowra. Both machines have been launched on the Australian market this year and will be debuted at the field days. Beulah Machinery […]

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Ultisow offers narrow row spacing and seeding accuracy |


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August 28, 2015 A seeder with narrow row spacing and accurate seed placement has been developed by Serafin Machinery and is an entry in the Machine of the Year Award. The Serafin Ultisow Narrow Fold single disc seeder has answered the call of the Australian dairy industry for a robust, versatile and manoeuvrable machine. King Valley dairy farmer Scott Flannigan, of Greta South, purchased his 6m NF earlier this year and has already done 1821ha with it, mostly contracting to […]

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Self-contained 12-volt sprayer ideal for quad bikes and utes |


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August 28, 2015 A self-contained 12 volt sprayer designed for use on quad bikes, utility vehicles and utes is an entry in this year’s Henty Machine of the Year Award. The VersiVolt features a quality Seaflo 12V pump for trouble free operation and is manufactured by Graytill, at Wellington, in central western NSW. Graytill principal Dave Grayling said safety and ease of use were the key features of the VersiVolt. A large range of heavy duty tanks is available, from […]

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Nation’s best to compete in yard and sheep dog trials |


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August 28, 2015 Competition is expected to be intense at Henty this year as the nation’s best sheep dogs and their handlers gather for the Exelpet/Pedigree Sheep and Yard Dog Trials. Run under the auspices of the NSW Sheepdog Workers Incorporated, the sheep field trial is set to attract more than 100 dogs and their workers from around Australia. The Exelpet/Pedigree Murray Valley Yard Dog Championships run by the NSW Yard Dog Association, is tipped to also attract more than […]

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Upper Murray singer songwriter to wow Farm Gate crowds |


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August 28, 2015 As a child, Mia Bettio could often be found perched on a tall gate in the cattle yards strumming tunes on a multi-coloured guitar. Almost a decade later, the talented singer songwriter from Walwa, in the Upper Murray, will head into the studio this spring to record two original songs, “Do You Wake’’ and “Before Sunrise”. Mia, who describes her musical style as mellow, folky and indie, will perform as a solo acoustic act on the Farm […]

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Three generations of Clifton family have a bond with Henty |


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August 26, 2015 Going to the Henty field days had become such a tradition for Ben Clifton, he made a special trip home from overseas to take his grandfather along. Ben’s grandfather, Tom Clifton, had farmed all his life at Burraja, near Corowa, and every year had made a point of taking his grandchildren to the field days. “I had been going to Henty since I was a kid and only missed it when I was on deployment with the […]

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Leading sheep breeders to showcase RamSelect.com.au |


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August 26, 2015 A valuable genetic selection tool for the sheep industry will be on display at the Telstra site at the Henty Machinery Field Days. Staff from the Co-operative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), leading breeders and farm consultants will man the Telstra stand to showcase the new web-based app, RamSelect.com.au Sheep CRC chief executive James Rowe said RamSelect.com.au was a game changer for the sheep breeding industry in Australia. “At the field days, the team […]

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Geothermal is a hot solution for reducing heating bills |


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August 26, 2015 Using the earth’s constant temperature and simple heating principles, a home’s energy costs for heating, cooling and hot water can be more than halved. Hicks Hydronics have developed a heating system adopting central heating principles from the Roman times, coupled with sourcing the latest technology in refrigerative heating and cooling to provide some of the most energy efficient heating solutions available. With the use of geothermal heat pumps to provide heating, hot water and cooling, the systems […]

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Hot pink grouper raises funds for Aussies doing it tough |


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August 26, 2015 A southern NSW farm machinery manufacturer is making a bold statement with its 65sqm grouper painted hot pink in support of the McGrath Foundation. The Wallace family, of Cowra, are fourth generation farmers with more than 20 years experience supplying quality agricultural machinery through their business, Active Metal Services. The company manufactures Brookfield products and wanted to lend their support to Australians doing it tough. They are now making their trademark orange Brookfield Omnibin in hot pink […]

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Try out the Prickly Moses luxury VIP lounge at Farm Gate |


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August 26, 2015 The big black Prickly Moses bus featuring a luxury VIP lounge, surround sound system and flat screen television will be parked alongside the Farm Gate Produce Market this year. The double decker touring bus is designed to seat up to 26 people in the VIP lounge which has an on-board bar, a fridge and tinted windows. At beer and cider festivals, the Prickly Moses bus features an exterior six tap “set up and serve’’ system allowing guests […]

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