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Mustering stock or checking silos with on-farm drones |


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Drones proved to be one of the hottest products on the market at the 2016 Henty Machinery Field Days, with unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes walking off the Albury RC Models and Hobbies site. The business will be back at Henty this year with a complete range of drones, and encourages farmers to consider the purpose of the drone before purchase. Owner Ken Petts said farmers were keen to invest in a drone for checking fences, stock, water troughs, […]

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Southern Cotton targets potential new growers at field days |


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With cotton emerging as one of the Riverina’s major irrigated crops, a milestone of one million bales is due to be set by Murrumbidgee Valley gin, Southern Cotton. This year, Southern Cotton, located at Whitton, will complete its sixth ginning season, and will again exhibit at the Henty Machinery Field Days, providing information to existing and potential new growers. The Southern Cotton story began in May 2011 when four farmers had a vision for the cotton industry in southern NSW. […]

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Henty marks long awaited release of John Deere Enforcer |


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The long awaited special edition John Deere tractor, the Enforcer, will be launched by Hutcheon & Pearce at this year’s field days. And, for the younger members of the family, George the Farmer will make special appearances at their marquee each day. Hutcheon & Pearce group sales manager Andrew Sands said two of the best performing tractors on the market would be offered at Henty, along with a tractor ownership package, with the Enforcer bonuses. “Henty will be the first […]

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Rural living in style with Estate Series from GJ Gardner |


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The Edgewater Estate, an open floor plan combined with a blend of indoor and outdoor living wrapped in a choice of facades, will be launched at Henty by G.J. Gardner Homes. Measuring around 25 squares living, the four bedroom “Estate” is ideal for that wide rural block with views and a northerly aspect. Presented as a turn-key package, the Edgewater comes with a media room, alfresco area, ensuite, open plan kitchen-family room-dining, a butler’s pantry and verandahs. This will be […]

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Robust Russian design coupled with lower price tag |


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Russian manufacturer, Kirovets, is banking on that search for simplicity and ruggedness with the debut of its 428hp articulated tractor at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The newly imported 428hp Kirovets articulated model, the K-744R, features contemporary styling matched a Mercedes Benz engine and a price tag much lower than industry competitors. The tractors are imported by APCO Machinery, a subsidiary of the Australian Productivity Council, established to offer practical, well-made and reliable equipment to farmers at a much lower […]

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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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