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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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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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