Last Updated: July 30, 2014

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Speed rings up 35 years

WHEN the Mallee Machinery Field Days cranks up next week, it will celebrate its 35th year.

First look at CVT-fitted Magnum

First look at CVT-fitted Magnum
SUNRISE Ag, of Ouyen, will unveil the first Australian Case IH Magnum 260 equipped with CTV.

Speed’s big day a show for all

 Mallee Field Days at Speed. Mallee field days president Peter Roberts from Speed
SPEED is a bit of a misnomer for the quiet Mallee town.

MACHINE New Holland strives for economy

New Holland strives for economy
NEW Holland has launched a new series of economy tractors.

MACHINE Agronomy back on Henty turf

Agronomy back on Henty turf
ORGANISERS of the Henty Machinery Field Days will reintroduce the agronomy trial plots.

MACHINE TV Lifeguard wins at Agfest

Agfest Friday
THE ATV Lifeguard won a major safety award at Agfest field days in Tasmania earlier this month.

Hamilton ready to rally

 Hamilton Pastoral Museum will run their Vintage Machinery Rally on May 17 and 18, featuring single and twi cylinder tractors...
THEY may be celebrating all things old, but even vintage rally organisers need new ideas to ­attract crowds.

JCB Workmax on show at Agfest

JCB Workmax on show at Agfest
A TRIAL shipment of British-built utility vehicles has led to a new product launch for Australian farmers.

What an Agfest that was

Agfest Saturday
AGFEST organisers have reported a bumper year, with  record  exhibitors and a crowd of 60,000-plus.

Rain tumbles at Agfest

Agfest Friday
FARM machinery exhibitors were back in the demonstration ring at Agfest with tillage implements, all-terrain vehicles and precision agriculture systems.

Busy time at Agfest

Agfest Thurday
DEVONPORT farm machinery dealer Trevor Shipton had a busy opening morning at Agfest, the three-day agricultural field days that began near Launceston today.

AGFEST 2014 Innovation in irrigation

 Trenching Systems Australia (TSA) digging trenches and laying pipes for the Tasmanian Irrigation Development Board-funded Wh...
A SERIES of state-managed irrigation schemes across Tasmania has prompted farmers to re-evaluate the way they work with their water infrastructure.

SOWING Boss sows seeds of success

Boss sows seeds of success
BOSS Agriculture handed out an intriguing brochure about its seeding equipment at Wimmera last month.

AGFEST 2014 Seaweed fertiliser a dinkum product

Farm World Day 1
THE staff in the factory at Fair Dinkum Fertilizers monitor the weather conditions just like any agricultural concern that they provide nutrients for.

AGFEST Milk supplier in good spirits

Milk supplier in good spirits
TASMANIAN dairy and beverages company Betta Milk is strengthening its European trade.

Murray Grey burgers hit the spot

 Bernie, Murray Grey beef burgers, Stanley, AGFEST 2013 Picture: Mulcaster Glenn
BERNARD Atkins owns the Elbern Murray Grey stud at Stanley, in the Circular Head region of Tasmania’s north-west coast.

AGFEST 2014 Good oil on Wild Rider coats

Farm World Day 1
DROUIN seamstress Barbara Croll has been making waterproof coats, vests and hats for more than 20 years.

Yondover Goat Dairy’s success

Yondover Goat Dairy’s success
MIKE and Gina Butler were in search of a sea change.

AGFEST 2014 V8 chainsaw a show stopper

Farm World Day 1
GEOFF Guy has been running field day demonstrations for Whitlands Engineering for more than 20 years, since the original version of the flagship product, the Super Axe was launched.

AGFEST Rural Tassie goes on show

 Lee Jamieson for the working dog association with the puppy sold at action during Agfest 2013.
TASMANIA’S largest Field Day will be held near Launceston over the first three days of May and according to Agfest organisers the event is on track for another record.

TRACTORS Transmission revolution makes Case

THE new Constant Variable Transmission tractor was on show at Wimmera Field Days last month.

MACHINERY Scooping up awards and sales

Farm World. Lardner Park
GIPPSLAND’S Peter and Michelle Boulton had grown tired of pushing wheelbarrows around the farm.

RURAL LIFESTYLE EXPO Trufficulture nuts it out

 8.6.2012 - Tass Maniatis the owner of Superior Fruit Graceville with West Australian Truffles and has trainee truffle hunter...
FOR MANY, the word truffle suggests a sweet chocolate confectionary.

RURAL LIFESTYLE EXPO Windmill Ag rebrands as Cervus

Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2013. John Deer Tractors.
MACHINERY Dealer Windmill Ag turns 50 this month and will be rebranded as Cervus Equipment.

Rob straps up some cash

Farm World. Lardner Park
A FACEBOOK campaign led by a casual milker in Gippsland has helped his boss secure a $10,000 grant.

RURAL LIFESTYLE EXPO Kilmore duo a cut above

Photo shoot at Kilmore butchery, the Meat Room,
BUTCHERS James Mele and Marcel Mandanici will show why they’re a cut above at this year’s Rural Lifestyle Expo.

RURAL LIFESTYLE EXPO Ballarat to host lifestyle expo

 Ballarat Rural Lifestyle Expo
THE Weekly Times Rural Lifestyle Expo at the Ballarat Showgrounds kicks off this weekend.

FARM WORLD Deep in the Muck

Farm World Day 1
WHEN excavation contractor Christian Peterson saw the TV show, Mega Machines, it changed his career.

RURAL LIFESTYLE EXPO Paddock-to-plate talent on show

 Ballarat Rural Lifestyle Expo, Simon Beaton
FARMERS, wholesalers and manufacturers will mentor emerging food producers at this weekend’s Rural Lifestyle Expo.

FARM WORLD Farm World winners

FARM equipment is being aimed at two distinct streams of buyer.

Stink over right to farm

Right to farm Echuca

A CAMPAIGN by Echuca residents to kick a farmer off his land will have statewide ramifications.

Breakaway Bears wary of trap

 Picola & District Football League, South East Division. Senior Premiers, Tungamah

SHOULD reigning premier Tungamah lose its last three home-and-away matches, the club would still finish top.

Russia wheat worries

Crops Harvest. North Central Victoria.

GLOBAL wheat prices are being driven down as grain traders rush to sell crops from Russia and Ukraine.

Xerion 5000, top of the class

Xerion 5000, top of the class

CLAAS has stepped into the 500hp-plus heavyweight division with the Australian arrival of its Xerion 5000.

Pub the hub of Warracknabeal

 Kevin and Sally Gebert, who made a creek-change to Warracknabeal's Commercial Hotel from inner-city Sydney in 2011. Pictured...

WARRACKNABEAL is still catching its communal breath after Sally and Kevin Bert moved to town.