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Liberty horses, tricks and a good dash of bush humour |


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Stock and pack horses performing tricks at liberty combined with whip cracking and a good dash of Aussie bush humour is set to entertain visitors each lunch time across the field days. Cattle producer and natural horsemanship trainer Tim O’Brien will bring his Boggy Creek Show to Henty each day for a 50 minute performance in the sheep dog trials arena. The Boggy Creek show was staged for the first time at the field days last year and proved a […]

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Inbuilt float protection in new octagonal trough |


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An octagonal trough with an inbuilt float valve compartment is hot of the press for Conron Stockcrete and an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. The octagonal trough from the Grenfell based company solves the age old dilemma associated with round troughs. Previously, producers buying round troughs had to also purchase float protection as separate, heavy and cumbersome concrete covers, or take the risk of no float protection. The Tubby trough allows straightforward, easy access to the […]

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International circus star set to dazzle the crowds at Henty |


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International circus star Marcela Scheuner is back to dazzle field day visitors with her hoop and juggling routine in a roving street performance. Marcela is a dynamic young circus professional with more than 14 years experience. The 23-year-old grew up in Henty and considers performing at the field days an honour. She is a graduate of Australia’s leading youth circus, the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, and has toured and performed at many shows, including seasons at the Sydney Opera House […]

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New Woods Batwing slasher is reliable and durable |


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The new customer-designed Batwing slasher from Woods Agricultural Equipment will be officially launched at the 2018 Henty Machinery Field Days. The Batwing, an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award by Tisca, Nambour, Qld, is reliable, durable, easier to use, easier to maintain and built to perform. Exclusive to the Woods Batwing design are the steel tubes surrounding the perimeter of the slasher to absorb shock, and the chain shielding integrated within the frame preventing damage. The machine’s […]

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Automated sheep feeder saves on time and mismothering |


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An automated sheep feeder designed to deliver a controlled maintenance ration at pre-set times and reduce mismothering is an entry in the Henty Agri-Innovators Award. Called The Shepherd, the solar powered feeder has a programmable timer and sensor, with a buzzer alarm sounding to alert the sheep when the feeding period has begun. Justin Dunn, of Thunder Valley, runs a 1000 head lamb feedlot and a flock of Australian Whites with a cattle and cropping operation on his Temora farm. […]

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Plots to showcase cereal and legume varieties at Henty |


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Grain growers will be able to inspect 25 wheat and two barley varieties plus legumes planted across the demonstration plots at this year’s Henty Machinery Field Days. The Henty Machinery Field Days Co-operative has partnered with Rutherglen company Baker Seed Co to present the latest dual-purpose and milling varieties for field day patrons. Baker Seed Co sales and business development manager Aaron Giason said the two hectare demonstration plot complemented the fully replicated trial sites at Rutherglen used to identify […]

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Simplicity of design is a winner for Australian hay rake |


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A strong, super reliable rake designed and manufactured in Australia is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. The Next F Series hay rake has been designed and built by Simon Schinckel, in Naracoorte, South Australia, with self-opening wings to reduce heavy lifting by the operator. Mr Schinckel spent two years fine tuning a “smarter, simpler, safer and sexier’’ way of lifting out the 15-20kg telescopic arms into position for V raking. Telescopic arms are fitted to […]

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Steve keeps Country Lifestyle tempo upbeat and fun |


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Albury entertainer Steve Bowen maybe known for his outlandish suits but he has also captured the hearts of the Country Women’s Association. He was bestowed with an honorary membership of the CWA at the 2017 Henty Machinery Field Days – one of the few men to receive such a membership that year. “It was about supporting and promoting the members at the field days, giving them little suggestions to aid in showcasing their product or bringing them out into the […]

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Home based Sound Therapy brings relief to farmers |


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Many farmers experiencing ear related problems often find it difficult to access the right support services in rural areas. A portable home-based Sound Therapy program has brought relief to many farmers. When people first experience ringing in the ears, they often don’t know what it is. Is it cicadas or just noise left over from last night’s concert? Often tractor or chainsaw noise can cause it, and even if the exposure happened years ago, tinnitus may result in later life. […]

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Precise application in less time from RoGator C Series |


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A sprayer built to deliver more precise application in less time, with less wear on the machine and operator is an entry in the Henty Machine of the Year Award. The Croplands RoGator C Series self-propelled sprayer features a revolutionary SmartDrive system linking the tractor management system, controlling both engine RPMs and hydrostatic drives. There is no need for operator input for efficient operation, even in the most undulating country. The LiquidLogic plumbing improves spray accuracy and efficacy by creating […]

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