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Opener Series hay rake leaves a clean path for tractor |


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Last year’s Henty Machine of the Year winner Simon Schinckle is back again this year with his new Opener Series hay rake. “The most asked question about the OPENER Series hay rake is: ‘Why hasn’t this been made before?,” Mr Schinkle said. “It is because quite often the simple things are usually overlooked.” When the Naracoorte based hay rake manufacturer designed his new “Opener Series” hay rake, he wasn’t exactly sure what all the benefits of a machine like this […]

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Henty fashion awards celebrate beauty of natural fibres |


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Rural and urban fashion designers and milliners will showcase their talent in this year’s 16th annual Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards. Boasting prizes valued at around $5000, the fashion awards have grown into a prestigious event attracting high profile designers, with the 2019 entries to be paraded in the Country Lifestyle marquee at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 17-19 at 1pm each day. Awards convenor Lyn Jacobsen said the Natural Fibre Fashion Awards grew from the demise of […]

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Killer Pies straight from a haunted home to Henty |


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Killer Pies handcrafted in the kitchen of a haunted Riverina mansion will feature on the menu in the Farm Gate Market pavilion this year. Killer Pies are the brainchild of Wagga businesswoman Kate Wendt as a way of value adding to her farming enterprise at Harefield. Ms Wendt owns the historic property Overdale which is home to a rambling mansion famously haunted by ghosts of past inhabitants. Overdale was originally a run of over 12,145 hectares with the homestead built […]

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A life long connection with field days for Stephanie |


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The Land Sydney Royal Easter Showgirl and field days volunteer Stephanie Clancy will be a special guest at the official opening of this year’s field days. The heady pace of her ambassadorial role combined with her profession as an agronomist is a far cry from her days as a young volunteer serving coffee at a school catering site near the field days western entrance. Stephanie completed an agricultural science degree at Charles Sturt University, Wagga, and began her career as […]

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RB Sellars outfits the HMFD team |


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Popular rural outfitter RB Sellars is proud to continue its long-standing association with the Henty Machinery Field Days. Founder and Managing Director, Richard Sellars, sees Henty as the most important field day on the calendar and he and the RB Sellars team enjoy meeting the many loyal customers at the event. “Customer feedback and suggestions are highly valued and taken seriously,” Mr Sellars said. The staff and members at Henty will be outfitted in RB Sellars gear from their popular […]

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New 900-series Fendt a popular high-powered tractor |


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With the new Fendt 900 Vario large tractor series, Fendt is launching an all-new innovation setting new standards in the top performance class. The new models are tailored to the individual requirements of large farms and contractors world-wide. Numerous technical highlights, an extensive connectivity package, the relatively low weight and the powerful new design enable worldwide and versatile use. With its five models (930 Vario, 933 Vario, 936 Vario, 939 Vario and 942 Vario), the new Fendt 900 Vario sits […]

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Sew Fab shares the passion of fabric and sewing |


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Southern NSW fabric store Sew Fab has stepped in this year to provide a Bernina sewing machine and overlocker to the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Award winners. Sew Fab, of Narrandera, and Bernina will provide a Bernina 325, valued at $1599, for the supreme garment winner and a Bernina Overlocker L450, valued at $1099, for the student encouragement award. A first time exhibitor in Country Lifestyle at Henty, Sew Fab will have a full complement of machines, including the Bernina […]

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Theatrical brilliance from Trinity College at Henty |


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The Trinity Anglican College drama groups gather performance experience in a myriad of places, including the Henty Machinery Field Days. Keep an eye out for them at the Farm Gate Market this year on Wednesday, September 18 at 1.30pm. Trinity Anglican College is renown for its depth and breadth in the field of Performing Arts. It has a strong music program, established drama expertise and a reputation for pushing the boundaries of musical theatre. Even more impressive is its reputation […]

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Making a visit to the field days easier and stress-free |


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With Henty being one of the largest dedicated field day sites in the nation, the management team have ensured patrons of all ages and abilities are catered for. The 105 ha site offers mobility scooter hire, free courtesy bus service, toilets and showers for the disabled, a family resting place and parcel pick-up service to make your visit easier and more comfortable. The site is level making it ideal for access by mobility scooters and prams, with wide, graded and […]

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Happy Hour back to entertain with all the favourites |


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Mangoplah farmer and musician Anthony Melton, along with his mate Col Anderson, proved a hit with their duo Happy Hour at Henty last year and are back with an extended performance this year. Field day visitors will be able to catch Happy Hour at the Farm Gate Produce Market stage at 9.45am-10.45am and 12pm-1.30pm each day, and on Thursday at the bar at 4pm-5pm. And, this year, Anthony will be joined on the Farm Gate stage by his daughter, Tess, […]

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