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


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Competition is expected to be intense at Henty this year as the nation’s best sheep dogs and their handlers gather for the Pedigree/Nature’s Table 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 Pedigree/Nature’s Table Murray Valley Yard Dog Championships run by the NSW Yard Dog Association, is tipped to also attract more than 100 […]

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Dreamfields showcases region’s young talent at Henty |


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Youth across the Border region are being given a unique opportunity to showcase their creative talents at the 2018 Henty Machinery Field Days. The Dreamfields Creative Youth program culminates every year in the annual Dreamfields Festival at the Henty Machinery Field Days, incorporating music, creative writing and photography. Dreamfields co-ordinator Craig Dent said the events provided a critical platform for young rural people to put their creative endeavours on display. “Dreamfields has forged a fantastic partnership with HMFD and we […]

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Turning natural fibres into wearable art at Henty awards |


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Designers with a flair for converting natural fibres into wearable art will compete for around $5000 worth of prizes this year. The 15th Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards will showcase designers who have created garments containing at least 70 per cent natural fibres. The fashion awards have grown into a prestigious event attracting high profile designers, with the 2018 entries to be paraded in the Country Lifestyle marquee at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20 at 1pm each […]

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High octane tractor art an addictive hobby for Allan |


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Tractor restoration has more to do with the artistic lines and styling rather than sheer horsepower for Albury collector Allan Arthur. Allan, with sons Harry and Jordan, have been collecting tractors for just four years but have amassed an impressive collection including a 1500hp John Deere pulling tractor, 700hp John Deere 6030-V16GM, a V12GM powered Chamberlain Super 90, a Fiat 80R, and one of seven Australian made 350hp Upton MT-855’s. The Albury steel merchant describes himself as a “tractor artist’’ […]

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One of oldest and rarest John Deere tractors on show |


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One of the world’s most celebrated John Deere tractors, the 100 year-old Waterloo Boy, will make a special appearance at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. To mark the centenary of the manufacture of the original John Deere tractor, the steel-wheeled Waterloo Boy will be displayed at the field days on September 18-20 courtesy of owner, John Kirkpatrick, and Hutcheon and Pearce. Mr Kirkpatrick, a woolgrower from Lake Goldsmith, near Ballarat, is passionate about his John Deere farm machinery and […]

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Field days visitors can win $1000 worth of fuel in gate prize |


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Field day patrons will have the opportunity to win this year’s gate prize of $1000 worth of Caltex Starcash card courtesy of TASCO Petroleum. Simply fill clip out the coupon from the HMFD official program and drop it in the barrel on the TASCO site 727 P Block or 6th Farm Avenue. The winner will be drawn at 4pm on Thursday, September 20, and receive a Caltex Starcash card which can be used at any Caltex outlet Australia wide. Mark […]

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Sharing agricultural conversations through LEGO |


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Aimee Snowden has been arousing the interest of a whole new generation to agriculture and agricultural careers through her love of LEGO®. The 28-year-old is based on the family’s irrigation farm at Tocumwal, in the Murray Valley, and runs Little Brick Pastoral, a digital platform designed to engage, inform and inspire. She travels to schools, careers expos, shows, agricultural field days, workshops and LEGO® exhibitions sharing stories on Australian agriculture and education. Aimee was a finalist in the NSW/ACT AgriFutures […]

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Weed control over summer improved with chaff deck |


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Wimmera grower Mick Pole is using an EMAR chaff deck to drive down some of the most damaging cropping weeds. These include annual ryegrass, wild radish and brome grass. Mr Pole, of Lowan Ridge, is seeing the results of using the EMAR chaff deck after autumn rain this year germinated weed seeds. This allowed him to capture some of the seeds and lay then on the three-metre controlled traffic farming (CTF) lines. EMAR chaff deck systems will be showcased at […]

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Free skin cancer checks for field days visitors |


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Regardless of their skin colour or general health, any individual can develop skin cancer. Southern Skin Cancer Clinic will be providing free (bulk billed) skin checks in the Country Lifestyle pavilion at this year’s field days. The risk of skin cancer is increased if you spend a lot of time outdoors, have previously been sunburnt, have fair skin, skin with numerous moles or if you have a family history of melanoma. Based in Carrum Downs, Victoria, the Southern Skin Cancer […]

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Next generation in silage technology from KUHN |


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The FBP 3135 Bale Pack – Film Binding is the latest innovation from leading farm machinery manufacturer KUHN. Offering new bale and wrap technology for a one-person operation, the machine is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. It is the next generation in silage production, with speed, reliability and versatility taking top priority. Ideal for even the steepest slopes, its patented film-binding system has two 750mm film reels for greater versatility, while also making film roll […]

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