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Henty a beacon of agricultural innovation for Australia |


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Henty Machinery Field Days have been held up as a beacon of innovation in agriculture by Australian Dairy Farmers vice president Simone Jolliffe. The dairy farmer from Euberta was invited to officially open the 53rd field days on Tuesday, September 20. HMFD chairman Ross Edwards said the co-operative wanted to show support for the region’s dairy industry during a challenging time. “The dairy industry is in crisis and we at Henty appreciate the support dairy farmers and their service industries […]

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New pavilion named in honour of field day volunteers |


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One of the biggest lifestyle exhibition venues on the nation’s field day circuit has been named in honour of long serving volunteers Milton Taylor and Colin Wood. The Taylor Wood Pavilion was officially opened at the 2016 Henty Machinery Field Days on September 20 by HMFD chairman Ross Edwards. Completed in August, 120m x 18m long pavilion will also be used to stage seminars and trade displays at year round events at the field day site. The pavilion has a […]

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Industry first compact tractor warranty launched at Henty |


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A first for the farm machinery industry, a 10 year compact tractor warranty, was launched to the nation at the Henty Machinery Field Days last week. Wagga Wagga based company Hutcheon and Pearce used the field days to debut their new industry leading warranty for compact tractors and Series 5 John Deere tractors. Group marketing co-ordinator Michael Casey said the 10-year or 1000 hour warranty would be of particular benefit to small acreage and hobby farmers. “Most warranties in this […]

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Schoen gives a window into the future of agriculture |


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Picturesque paddocks of golden canola may be a thing of the past as plant technology progresses rapidly, according to NSW Farmers Association president Derek Schoen. Future canola crops may either be blue or have no petals at all, reducing crop liability, Mr Schoen said. He addressed visitors at The Stump at the Henty Machinery Field Days on Wednesday, September 21. Mr Schoen, a Corowa farmer, reflected on how far agriculture had come compared to 20 years ago. “In those days […]

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Cattle still sought for Droving the Blues Away fundraiser |


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Southern NSW beef producers have been called upon to donate cattle to a fundraising drive aimed at raising awareness of mental health in the Riverina. Wagga not-for-profit organisation Riverina Blue Bell and Riverina Local Land Services launched their Droving the Blues Away fundraiser at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 21. Donated cattle were to be driven around a 260km route over the next month, but unseasonally wet conditions has meant the mob will now be agisted and fattened […]

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YTO Tractors flag expansion in Australian market |


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Chinese manufacturer YTO Tractors has flagged the construction of a central distribution hub as the company drives for a toehold in the Australian market. YTO chose the Henty Machinery Field Days to introduce their range of 35-220hp tractors to the southern Australian market and debut the company’s first powershift model. Held on September 20-22, the field days were attended by an international delegation including Kejun Wang, president of YTO Group Corporation, and Les Clarke, EveryMach YTO Tractors Australia general manager. […]

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Buy-a-Bull project launched for drought-affected farmers |


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Australian of the Year nominee Brendan Farrell used the Henty Machinery Field Days to launch his latest project to donate bulls and rams to drought-affected farmers. Mr Farrell, the founder of Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, spoke at The Stump on September 22 about his newest charitable project, Buy-a-Bull. He also flagged a delivery of 500-600 trailer loads of hay planned for Victorian dairy farmers early in the New Year. Mr Farrell, of Stanbridge, NSW, said stock agents were inspecting herd bulls […]

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Biggest site area ever at 2016 Henty Machinery Field Days |


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Strong commodity prices have resulted in a 55,000 strong crowd at the Henty Machinery Field Days to inspect the “agribusiness supermarket’’, showcased by 868 exhibitors on the biggest site area in the event’s history. Held on September 20-22, the event drew record day one crowd numbers on Tuesday but wet weather dampened numbers for the remainder to result in the final tally. Despite waterlogged winter crops in some areas, visitors responded by travelling from every state in Australia, armed with […]

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Efficient bulk spreader takes judges eye in TMA Award |


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A Riverina designed and manufactured bulk spreader has won the coveted Tractor and Machinery Association Award at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The TMA award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and is judged by a panel of independent judges. It was presented by TMA chief executive officer Gary Northover and Henty Machinery Field Days director Nigel Scheetz to Landaco Equipment principal Peter Connor on Thursday. Mr Scheetz said the winning machine, the Landaco Maxispread TS12000, […]

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International entry sets catwalk abuzz at Henty field days |


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An award winning international designer set the catwalk abuzz and took the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards onto the world stage with her winter-inspired supreme garment. It was the second attempt at winning the award for New Zealand designer Laurel Judd, with judges David Tester and Colleen Smith unanimous in their decision. The supreme garment was a fitted and backless machine knitted in fine Merino yarn with silver lurex highlights. The bodice was encrusted with beading and embroidery, with a […]

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