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Beyond Bins puts spotlight on mental health |


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Brightly coloured chaser bins at six national field days will be used to raise awareness around mental health and well being in the rural areas. Riverina farm machinery manufacturer, Coolamon Chaser Bins, will attend the Mingenow, Dowerin, Agquip, Newdgate, Henty and Yorke Peninsula machinery field days distributing information packs on behalf of national charity, beyondblue. Coolamon Chaser Bins general manager Heath Hutcheon said the company would donate $1000 from every bin sold at the field days until September 30 to […]

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Reliability and efficiency in Isuzu off-highway engines |


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An extensive array of specialised off-highway engines will be offered at Henty by Isuzu Engines. Sales manager Rod Best welcomed the opportunity to exhibit again after last year’s positive experience. “In the agricultural sector, productivity, reliability and efficiency are really important,’’ Mr Best said. “Isuzu staff will be there to showcase our off-highway engines and to demonstrate their applications and capacities.’’ Isuzu Engines never rest on its laurels, with its off-highway engines undergoing a continual process of testing and refining. […]

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Icon Southie offers early maturity and feed conversion |


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A composite sheep breed offering early maturity, doing ability, feed conversion and consistent tight skins will be on display at the field days for the first time. The Icon Southie has been developed by Hamilton sheep breeders Matt and Tanya Tonissen, Chrome Stud. The Icon Southie is a Southdown-Poll Dorset composite enthusiastically adopted by many western district sheep producers for the turn-off of quick growing, early maturing and well-muscled domestic lambs. With its hard black hooves, ease of lambing, compact […]

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Technology changing the future of farming |


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Field day visitors to the Telstra site will be able to check out the Gateway Frontier Modem, and get hands-on with the Satellite Iridium Go. They will also have the opportunity to see how the Telstra Mobile Smart Antenna and Telstra Cel-Fi Go work, trial NBN ready products like Telstra TV and gaming consoles, and check if their home or business is eligible to connect to the NBN. Telstra area general manager Chris Taylor will be on site to explain […]

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RB Sellars outfit the Henty staff and volunteers |


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Popular country clothing brand RB Sellars has again outfitted the board members, office staff, volunteers and outdoor crew at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The Australian-owned clothing company, known in regional areas for its quality workwear, has provided a mix of shirts, polo shirts, vests, jumpers, trousers and jeans with the familiar HMFD logo on one lapel and RB Sellars badge on the other. RB Sellars staff will also set up a stall at the field days at site A10-13, […]

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EXELPET provides protection for precious pets |


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By treating adult fleas on the family pet dog is only addressing the tip of an iceberg. At any given time, only around five per cent of the total flea population in a pet’s environment are adults, according to pet health care brand EXELPET. There is a continuous cycle of flea development with adults laying eggs, which fall off the pet. Developing fleas spend most of their life away from your dog or cat, preferring dark, warm environments, often in […]

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Practical tips on preventing firearm theft and rural crime |


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Firearm, stock and fuel theft are topping the list of offences taking place on rural properties in southern NSW. NSW Rural Crime Investigation Unit (Southern NSW) Detective Superintendent Peter O’Brien said the number of firearms stolen from rural properties was a high priority for police. Det-Supt O’Brien said gun security and the National Firearms Amnesty would be a focus of information available for the public at the Henty Machinery Field Days. He urged regional residents to surrender unregistered and unwanted […]

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New models of single and double disc seeders on show |


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The Australian made Baldan SD-CXP 5000 single disc combine will be debuted to the market at Henty by Griffith farm machinery distributor, Serafin. Sales manager Rodney Dunn said Baldan and Tatu’s range of heavy duty offset and tandem offset discs had received plenty of attention this year. Over the past 18 months, Serafin Machinery has launched four new models of single and double disc seeders including the popular Serafin Pasture King double disc range. Mr Dunn said the Pasture King […]

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DVD gives rare insight to genius of Headlie Taylor |


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A documentary on Henty’s own Headlie Taylor will be released at the Henty Machinery Field Days by West Wyalong Movies. Producer and West Wyalong farmer, Ross Harmer, said the documentary was originally made for the Henty header museum and the Milthorpe Golden Memories museum as a display aid. Titled “HST- The Headlie Taylor Story’’, the story line of the original DVD was expanded with the inclusion of original footage shot by Headlie Taylor before and during his trip to Canada […]

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Visitors able to collaborate on works with Riverina artist |


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Riverina artist Kerri Weymouth will invite field day visitors to contribute to a collaborative art work at the Riverina/Murray Landcare site. Kerri will create two large canvases at the Landcare shed on Tuesday and Wednesday, from 10am-12pm and 1-4pm. Visitors are encouraged to be part of these collaborative art pieces by adding their small touches tto the canvases under Kerri’s guidance. The themes for the Landcare works are sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, Aboriginal landcare and water. Kerri lives in the irrigation […]

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