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Woollen cocktail dress steals limelight in Henty awards |


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A tartan cocktail dress stole the limelight in the catwalk at the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards to win the supreme garment. The outfit was designed and entered by Lorraine Shipway, Collingullie, NSW, and capably modelled by Billabong High School student Shalayla Wheeler, 16, of Holbrook. The 15th Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards were a highlight of the Country Lifestyle program at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20. Fashion designers vied for the chance to win a Bernina […]

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Laurie Slater wins Henty sheep trial title for fifth time |


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Octogenarian Laurie Slater overcame a serious injury to take the prestigious Henty Three Sheep Trial Championship for the fifth time. Laurie, 85, of Murrumbateman, and his Border Collie, Wondara Jules, outclassed a strong line-up of handlers and their dogs in the Pedigree and Nature’s Table Three Sheep Trial. The trial drew over 100 entries and was run over the three days of the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20. Laurie was fresh from winning the improver class at the […]

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Riverina made hay tedder takes the judges eye at Henty |


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A southern NSW designed and manufactured hay tedder has won the coveted Greater Hume Shire Award at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and was judged by a panel of independent judges at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18-20. It was presented by Greater Hume Shire mayor Heather Wilton and Henty Machinery Field Days director Matt Noll to Berrima Engineering director Martin Morona, Deniliquin, on Thursday, September […]

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New HMFD Exhibitor Awards reward excellence |


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Clothing, chainsaw and farm machinery exhibitors were among the inaugural winners of the inaugural Henty Machinery Field Days Exhibitor Awards. The awards were presented on Wednesday, September 19 at The Stump by HMFD CEO Belinda Anderson to the winners of the Best Outdoor Large Commercial, Best Outdoor General and Best Indoor Exhibitor sites. The event’s largest exhibitor with a frontage of 180m, Hutcheon & Pearce, won the Best Outdoor Large Commercial, while Elite Chainsaws and Mowers took out the Best […]

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Daily program – Wednesday, September 19 |


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8am: Pedigree and Nature’s Table Sheep and Yard Dog trials start 8am: Champion axeman and men’s health advocate David Foster appears at Atlantic Oils site. 9am: Wagga Air Centre’s helicopter joy flights start. 9am: Australian reptile displays by Snake Tails on the hour, every hour, until 3pm near The Stump. 9am: See the JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator) at the machinery demonstration area. 9.30am: Country Lifestyle program starts. 9.30am: Farm Gate Market program begins. 10am: See […]

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Southern NSW well positioned to ride out drought |


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Henty Machinery Field Days visitors heard how southern NSW is well positioned despite the drought, with strong commodity livestock and crop prices. The field days were officially opened on Tuesday, September 18 by Australian Competition and Consumer Commission deputy chairman Mick Keogh. Mr Keogh said the ACCC had a critical role in improving competition in the agricultural sector, and in those sectors of the economy providing important inputs to agriculture. “Competition is key to the future success of agriculture, both […]

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Safer, sexier hay rake wins Henty Machine of the Year |


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A strong, super reliable hay rake designed and manufactured in Australia has won the coveted 2018 Henty Machine of the Year Award. The Next F Series V-Rake, entered by Schinckel Hayrakes, Naracoorte, South Australia, impressed judges with its simplicity, ease of operation and price competitiveness. Featuring self-opening wings to reduce heavy lifting by the operator, the V-rake has telescopic arms fitted to the raking arms and the main beam. Manufacturer Simon Schinckel spent two years fine tuning a “smarter, simpler, […]

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2018 official program – Tuesday, September 18 |


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Tuesday, September 18 8am: Pedigree and Nature’s Table Sheep and Yard Dog trials start 8am: Champion axeman and men’s health advocate David Foster appears at Atlantic Oils site. 9am: Wagga Air Centre’s joy flights begin. 9am: Australian reptile displays by Snake Tails on the hour, every hour, until 3pm near The Stump. 9am: See the JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator) at the machinery demonstration area. 9.30am: Country Lifestyle program begins. 9.30am: Farm Gate Market Produce pavilion program begins. 10am: See […]

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Albury strong woman to attempt tractor pull at Henty |


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Albury strong woman Scout Symons will attempt to pull a tractor at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. Scout, head of girls boarding at Scots School, will use a body harness to pull a John Deere tractor at the Hutcheon & Pearce site on Thursday, September 20 at 10am and 1.30pm. Ms Symons, 26, began powerlifting in 2014 and is an entrant in the HMFD Ms JD 2018 competition. She will pull the vintage 1928 D Model John Deere tractor, […]

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HMFD Chairman’s message for 2018 |


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Once again, the weather is testing the farming community but we have never seen the demand for our produce so high. Wool is at record levels, lambs are reaching over $300 and cattle have enjoyed historically high prices over the past two years. This has given those livestock producers the chance to carry out long awaited improvements, including fencing, yards, shearing sheds and stock handling equipment. Our regular maintenance program on the HMFD site has continued during the year, namely […]

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