Hay, tillage and stock handling big ticket items at Henty |


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A crowd of 55,000 flocked to the 2019 Henty Machinery Field Days to inspect the “agribusiness supermarket”, showcased by 830 exhibitors across the 105 hectares. Held on September 17-19, the 56th annual field days featured 14km of outdoor shop fronts on over 1200 sites. Despite tough seasonal conditions along the eastern seaboard, visitors responded from every state in Australia, seeking out the hot ticket items of hay, tillage, compact tractors and stock handling equipment. With many regional cereal and oil […]

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Farmers share personal stories in Bags to Bulk |


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A tribute to the momentous shift in the grains industry from bagged wheat to bulk handling has been portrayed in the latest historical documentary from West Wyalong Movies. Written by Riverina journalist Kim Woods, Bags to Bulk runs for 1 hour 40 minutes and was produced by Ross Harmer, West Wyalong Movies, drawing on archival footage and interviews with NSW grain growers. The documentary’s launch at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 18 was complemented by wheat bag ramming […]

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Home of the Header launches game changing combine |


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Home of the header, Henty, played host to the Australian launch of the new CLAAS LEXION 8000 series combine harvester on September 19. The massive 8700 Series combine sporting a 15,000 litre grain tank, a hybrid design lauded as increasing combine performance by 10 per cent, created an impressive sight at The Stump for its unveiling. It was matched by a 60-year-old CLAAS Super 500, owned by Kerry Pietsch, on display in the Henty and District Antique Farm Machinery site […]

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HMFD dedicates plaque to patron Tim Fischer AC |


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Former Deputy Prime Minister and HMFD patron, Tim Fischer AC, was honoured with the unveiling of a plaque during the Henty Machinery Field Days official opening on September 17. HMFD director Ross Edwards dedicated the plaque to the late Mr Fischer, who had been made an honorary patron in 2001 and died on August 22. As the Member for Sturt, Mr Fischer had lobbied the then Agricultural Minister Geoff Crawford to allow a travelling stock reserve 8km east of Henty […]

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Henty delivers innovation and forward thinking |


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Henty has delivered innovation and forward thinking in agriculture and production for decades, according to AgriFutures Australia chair Kay Hull. In opening the 2019 field days on September 17, Ms Hull said Henty had helped foster generations of rural leaders and innovators. “It has played a significant role in encouraging young professionals, some now probably ageing professionals to be entrepreneurial and commercially savvy,” she said. “Over the years, we have seen the technologies showcased here reduce production costs, increase yields […]

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Woollen overcoat steals limelight in Henty fashion awards |


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A navy hand felted overcoat stole the limelight in the catwalk at the Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards to win the supreme garment. The outfit was designed and entered by Pat Meehan, Albury, NSW, and capably modelled by Billabong High School student Maddie Mohr, 16, Holbrook. The 16th Henty Natural Fibre Fashion Awards were a highlight of the Country Lifestyle program at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 17-19. Fashion designers vied for the chance to win a Bernina […]

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Incher wins Murray Valley Championships at Henty |


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Adaminaby trialler Dean Incher improved on his placing last year to take out the prestigious Pedigree Murray Valley Yard Dog Championships at the Henty Machinery Field Days. Dean and his black and tan Kelpie, Rafa, won the final on 192 points, closely followed by Greg Walton and Max on 191 points in second place. The win automatically qualified Rafa for the 2020 NSW Yard Dog Championships. The trial drew almost 200 entries and was run over the three days of […]

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HMFD exhibitor awards reward excellence |


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Grain handling equipment, interior décor, fresh bread and financial products were among the winners of the 2019 Henty Machinery Field Days Exhibitor Awards. The awards were presented on Wednesday, September 18 at The Stump by HMFD CEO Belinda Anderson to the winners of the Best Outdoor Large Commercial, Best Outdoor General and Best Indoor Exhibitor sites – Country Lifestyle and Farm Gate. Grain handling equipment manufacturer Grainline, Wagga Wagga, won the Best Outdoor General, while Rabobank took out the Best […]

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Innovative grouper takes judges eye in Henty award |


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A southern NSW designed and manufactured grouper bin has won the coveted Greater Hume Council Award at the Henty Machinery Field Days. The award recognises the best new Australian designed and built agricultural machine and was judged by a panel of independent judges at the Henty Machinery Field Days on September 17-19. It was presented by Greater Hume Council’s Terry Weston and Henty Machinery Field Days director Matt Noll to Kaidan and Dallas Boyd, Clear Ridge Fabrication, West Wyalong, on […]

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Taking exhibition space to new heights at Henty |


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When it comes to engaging with customers at field days, trends now favour roof top viewing decks, banks of big screen TVs, comfortable seating and on-site baristas. Rabobank wowed the public with the latest in field days exhibition space this year at the Henty Machinery Field Days, taking customer engagement to the next level. A prime mover, painted in the company’s livery, was a drawcard while the trailer opened into a seminar area with a rooftop deck boasting views around […]

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