Monthly Archives: September 2015

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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Henty helps New Holland celebrate 120th anniversary |


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September 25, 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days was the first agricultural field days in the world to mark the 120th anniversary of machinery manufacturer New Holland. A cake cutting ceremony was held at The Stump during the field days on Wednesday (September 23) to mark the occasion. HMFD chairman Ross Edwards recalled how New Holland machinery was sent to the field days by train in the early history of the event. “Our members would unload that machinery in the middle […]

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Farm Gate Market Produce pavilion program – day three |


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September 24, 2015 Thursday, September 24 9.45am: Circus performance with Marcela Scheuner 10am: Cheese and yoghurt making and tastings with Anne-Marie Stevenson, Knights Meats & Deli. 10am-12 noon: Dreamfields musician Miss Mikaila performs on the sound stage. 11am-2.30pm: Courtney Roulston and Michael Weldon, of MasterChef will be cooking up a storm in the Farm Gate kitchen.  Come along and meet the television stars! 11.45am: Beechworth Cider brewer Ben Clifton will speak matching cider styles with food. 12 noon-1pm: Singer songwriter […]

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Country Lifestyle program – day three |


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September 24, 2015 Thursday, September 24 10am: Tips, tricks and savoury ideas in cooking with Josie Kilpatrick, CWA Murray Group Land Cookery officer 10.30am: Fostering in an every changing world 10.35am: Organ donation – the importance of being registered 10.40am: Prostrate cancer awareness 10.45am: Light entertainment 10.50am: First aid – would you know what to do if…? 11am: Fashion parade – Memories of 1965 – plus fashions available from Country Lifestyle and ET clientele 11.35am: Gardening tips and tricks with […]

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Agri-Centre speaker program – day three |


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September 24, 2015 Thursday, September 24 Chair: University of Sydney 9.30am: Champion axeman David Foster, Atlantic Oils – ambassador for men’s health 10am: Dwain Duxson, FarmTender – “The digital world of selling farm stuff’’ 10.30am: Alan Druce, Green Grove Organics, Ardlethan – “Nurturing whole farm ecology’’ 11am: John Ridley, Converte – Healthy Soils to Healthy Foods 11.30am: Greg Bender, director, Australian Soil Management Pty Ltd – “Building better soils to regenerate food and fibre production in Australia’’ 12 noon: Peter […]

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