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Georgie pips strong field to win Henty sheep dog trials |


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Central NSW dog trialler Paul Elliott broke the four year winning streak of octogenarian Laurie Slater in the Exelpet/Pedigree Sheep Dog Trial at the Henty Machinery Field Days. Paul, of Eumungerie, and his dog Elliotts Georgie, won the three sheep trial championship on 259 points from runner-up John Perry, Bredbo, on 258 points. In a record field of 105 entries, little separated the top seven placegetters with Colin Reid, Glenrowan, Vic, in third on 257 points under judge Michael Deppler. […]

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Agri-Innovators winner a solution to feeding out hay |


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An easy solution to feeding out fodder off the back of a ute has earnt a southern NSW farmer the inaugural Henty Agri-Innovators Award. Girral farmer Pat Daniher showcased his hay and silage feeder at the Henty Machinery Field Days after fine-tuning it during months of feeding sheep on his own farm. While using a home exercise treadmill, Mr Daniher came up with the idea of adapting the concept into a conveyer belt feeder. Mr Daniher’s invention was up against […]

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Little Grey Fergy takes centre stage at Henty field days |


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A little grey Fergy bought to rip out rabbit warrens starred at the Henty Machinery Field Days in a celebration of the popular tractor’s 70th anniversary. Rob Jones, of Table Top, lined up his British built TEA 20, originally bought from Dick Brothers in Corowa in November 1950, against its modern Massey Ferguson counterpart at the field days on Wednesday. The tractor had been used by Mr Jones to plough firebreaks, dig post holes, scarify paddocks, lift drums, pump water, […]

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Farm Gate Produce pavilion program – Thursday |


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Thursday, September 22 10am: Grass Roots Beef – benefits of grass fed beef plus Leanne’s shredded beef and tagliata. 10.30am-12 noon: Dreamfields musician Lachlan Mitchell performs on the sound stage plus the Australian launch of his new EP. 11am: Head hot chilli head Jason Crowley – Low n Slow American Barbecue and Smoking. 12pm: Chef Michelle Matusch demonstrates cooking tips and tricks. 12 noon-1pm: Music artist Maidie Dawson Singer songwriter performs on the Farm Gate sound stage. 1pm-3pm: Dreamfields musician […]

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Country Lifestyle program – Thursday, September 22 |


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Thursday, September 22 9.30am: Prostrate cancer awareness 9.40am: Jamberry nails with Rebecca Clarke 9.45am: Vision Australia – tips and tricks for country eyes. 10am: Cooking demonstration on making apple cakes with Lyn Jacobsen 10.40am: Talk and demonstration using Bernina sewing machines with Cathy Sofarnos and Cathy Upton. 11am: Vintage fashion parade from 1976 plus fashions from Country Lifestyle clientele. 11.35am: Fostering in an ever-changing world. 11.45am: Show and tell talk about organic cotton baby bedding designs, fabrics and products with […]

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Daily program – Thursday, September 22 |


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8am: Exelpet Sheep and Yard Dog trials start. 9am: Wagga Air Centre helicopter joy flights start. 9.30am: Chainsaw sculpting with Angie Polglaze near The Stump 9.30am: Country Lifestyle program starts 10am: Farm Gate Market Produce pavilion program begins. 10am-12 noon: Dreamfields musician Lachlan Mitchell performs on the sound stage. 11am: Country Lifestyle vintage and exhibitor fashion parade. 11am: Champion axeman and men’s health advocate David Foster appears at Atlantic Oils. 11am: Burrumbuttock Hay Runner and Australian of the Year nominee […]

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Country Lifestyle pavilion program – Wednesday |


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Wednesday, September 21 9.30am: Vision Australia – tips and tricks for country eyes. 9.45am: Lavender – the wonders and benefits of this amazing herb with Annemaree Manders. 10am: Simplicity with Flowers – Judy Knobel. 10.40am: Dressing your body for comfort and confidence with Jo Lucchessi. 11am: Vintage fashion parade from 1976 plus fashions from Country Lifestyle clientele. 11.35am: Matthew Johnstone – motivational speaker from Black Dog Institute. 11.55am: Fiona Palmer talking about her book “The Family Secret’’. 12.15pm: Entertainment with […]

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Farm Gate Market Produce pavilion program |


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Wednesday, September 22 9am: Cheesemaker Gayle Rowan will make artisan cheeses using Mad Millie Cheese kits. 10am-10.45am: “Let’s Cup Coffee’’ – a coffee masterclass with Caz Higgs, Platform 9 10.30am-12 noon: Dreamfields musician Chelsea Knight performs on the sound stage. 11am: Head hot chilli head Jason Crowley – Low n Slow American Barbecue and Smoking. Noon-1pm: Music artist Maidie Dawson performs on the Farm Gate sound stage. Noon: Famous Beechworth baker, business entrepreneur and life coach Tom O’Toole will make […]

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2016 Henty Machinery Field Days official program |


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 8am: Exelpet Sheep and Yard Dog trials start 9am: Wagga Air Centre’s helicopter joy flights start. 9am: Chainsaw artistry with chainsaw sculptor Angie Polglaze near The Stump. 9.30am: Farm Gate Market pavilion program begins. 9.30am: Country Lifestyle program starts. 10am-12 noon: Dreamfields musician Chelsea Knight performs on the sound stage. 11am: Winner of the Henty Agri-Innovators Award announced at The Stump 11am: Country Lifestyle vintage and exhibitor fashion parade 11am: Champion axeman and men’s health advocate […]

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Innovative sheep handler wins Henty Machine of the Year |


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A flexible sheep handling system designed to reduce operator fatigue and increase labour efficiency has been named as the 2016 Henty Machine of the Year. The Back Up Charlie, entered by Urana farmers Charlie and Tana Webb, has been creating waves since its official launch at Sheepvention in August. The system impressed judges with its suitability, functionality and scope of application at the Henty Machinery Field Days on Monday. The field days, southern Australia’s single biggest agricultural and open-air event, […]

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