A Riverina designed and manufactured bulk spreader has won the coveted Tractor and Machinery Association Award at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The TMA award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and is judged by a panel of independent judges. It was presented by TMA chief executive officer Gary Northover and Henty Machinery Field Days director Nigel Scheetz to Landaco Equipment principal Peter Connor on Thursday. Mr Scheetz said the winning machine, the Landaco Maxispread TS12000, […]
August 19, 2015 Riverina farmer Bob McCormack has been a familiar face at Henty for 20 years in the farm innovator competitions and with his pump business. Bob and his wife Carolyn run West End Water along with a cropping and livestock enterprise at Marrar, with sons Robert and Dermot. Bob took on the Airwell pump agency for NSW, northern Victoria and southern Queensland about 15 years ago after years of servicing windmill and submersible pumps. Airwell’s air operated pumping […]
HMFD chairman Ross Edwards takes a break from sowing his winter cereals to admire the 2015 Tractor and Machinery Association award. The award is presented to the best Australian designed and built agricultural machine. Last year it was won by a 50-tonne chaser bin from Riverina’s Coolamon Steelworks.
September 23, 2014 10am: Guest chef from Smart Hospitality David Burn appears in the Farm Gate kitchen. 11am: Circus performer Marcela Scheuner entertains at the sound stage. 11am-11.45am: Famous Beechworth baker, business entrepreneur and life coach Tom O’Toole will make his favourite savoury scones, muffins and bread. 11.45am: Hey Diddle Fiddle performs on the sound stage. Noon: Beechworth Cider brewer Ben Clifton will speak on appreciating cider styles and matching with food.
September 5, 2014 Southern NSW circus performer Marcela Scheuner is set to star on the Farm Gate sound stage this year with a daily array of dazzling tricks. Marcela, 19, grew up in Henty, regularly attended the field days as a child and now regards it as an honour to perform at the event. She graduated last year from the Flying Fruit Fly Circus after a decade of training and eight years performing. Since graduation, Marcela has taught circus to […]