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All set for a bumper field days at Henty in 2018 |


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A bullish livestock market, packed program of entertainment and a full house of exhibitors will align for the 55th annual Henty Machinery Field Days. The 105ha grounds are at capacity with the September 18-20 event expected to draw a crowd from almost every Australian state keen to inspect almost $120 million worth of machinery and goods on site. Exhibitors representing more than 3500 companies will display their products on 1200 sites in what is now the single largest agricultural and […]

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Quiet and comfortable electric quad bike at Henty |


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Upper Murray farmers Peter and Gina Sutherland are using the first Eco 4×4 Eliminator electric quad bike in Victoria and NSW. The comfort and quietness of the Eco ATV Eliminator quad bike has won over the couple and they will have the bike on display at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The bikes are powered by Odyssey Battery Packs with both single and twin motor options powered up to 30kw. Mr Sutherland, of Thologolong, had searched for a quiet, alternative […]

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Farm Gate Produce Market Program |


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Tuesday, September 18 Demo Kitchen: 9.30am: Walkabout with vendors – Farm Gate chef Michelle Matusch chats to exhibitors 10am: Chop like a chef – knife skills, food safety and other kitchen tips. 11am: Coffee time with White Owl – Joe demonstrates how to make café quality coffee at home. 12 noon: Beef it Up – locally produced beef paired with spring salads. 1pm-1.15pm: Beer, blokes and barbies – matching beer with food, Simon Rossato, Tumut River Brewing Co 1.30pm: Home […]

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Henty MOTY Award recognises innovative technology |


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Entries at the cutting edge of agricultural technology will line up before the judges in the prestigious Henty Machine of the Year Award. Announced on the opening day, this “farmers’ choice’’ award is presented to the most outstanding new piece of agricultural machinery exhibited at the Henty Machinery Field Days. It is judged by an independent panel of regional primary producers. In many cases the machine has gone on to become a standard piece of equipment on farms. Judging criteria […]

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Farm machinery heritage celebrated at Henty field days |


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Iconic John Deere tractors in their famous green and yellow livery will take centre stage at an outdoor and indoor display at Henty, saluting 100 years of tractor manufacture. Henty and District Antique Farm Machinery Club will present a comprehensive collection of vintage John Deere tractors and stationary engines, alongside John Deere balers, headers and ploughs. Taking the spotlight will be a rare 1918 Waterloo Boy, owned by Ballarat woolgrower John Kirkpatrick. John Deere, impressed by product quality of its […]

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Country Lifestyle program for 2018 |


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Tuesday, September 18 9.30am: Monte Dwyer, former Today Show weatherman turned multi-award winning author. 9.45am: Your health in your hands – benefits and features of the national My Health Record system. 10am: Cooking scones etc on the stovetop with Diana Wegener. 10.30am: Vision Australia – helping people stay connected. 10.45am: Scone eating challenge with the radio stars. 11am: Fashion parade of garments from 2018 Country Lifestyle clientele. 11.30am: Blind Grit – an inspiring collection by disabled social entrepreneur Nikki Hind. […]

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Farm machinery demonstration timetable |


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Machines to be demonstrated on a site adjacent to the agronomy plots: Tuesday, September 18 9.00am: JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator) 10am: Brookfield SD150S-TR SuperDrill 10.30am: New Holland T7.315 tractor 11am: John Deere R4045 self-propelled sprayer 11.30am: JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator) 12.30pm: New Holland T7.315 tractor 1pm: John Deere R4045 self-propelled sprayer 2pm: Brookfield SD150S-TR SuperDrill 2.30pm: JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator)   Wednesday, September 19 9.00am: JCB Hydradig 110W (wheeled excavator) 10am: Brookfield SD150S-TR SuperDrill 10.30am: New Holland […]

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Riding pillion with Fat Bob and The Blonde at Henty |


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A message of resilience, adversity, thinking big and creating a great life is sure to sit well with Country Lifestyle visitors from Fab Bob and the Blonde. Heather Ward is the peroxided enhanced blonde and Fat Bob is the Harley Davidson model she rides, while towing a camper trailer dubbed Mr T. Heather will engage audiences with her “Girl Torque’’ at 3.10pm on Tuesday and 3.20pm on Wednesday at Country Lifestyle. Since becoming an empty nester in 2014, she has […]

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Powerful new wheel loader perfect for stacking hay |


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Raising the bar, the all new Everun Australia ER28 wheel loader excites with superior performance, functionality and industry leading features of design. The Everun Australia ER28 Wheel Loader is an entrant in the Henty Machine of the Year Award and has an 8000kg operating weight, 2800kg rated operating capacity and 4400mm lift height. This is perfect for stacking hay, feeding mixers and load or unloading trucks. Everun worldwide uses the system of rated operating capacities with their loaders, rather than […]

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Quiet, safe and quick cattle crush from Arrowquip |


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One of the quietest cattle crushes ever developed is an entry in the 2018 Henty Machine of the Year Award. Arrowquip has entered the manual squeeze Q-Catch 86 Series cattle crush. The crush features a superior design developed and tested extensively to allow producers to work their cattle quicker, easier and safer. Whether needling, branding or tagging, the Q-Catch 86 Series cattle crush gives the operator access required to do it all. It features 12.75 inches of neck access, swing-out […]

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