Last Updated: October 23, 2014

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Taking the hard work out of baling

A BALE accumulator and Tenpack Bale Grab were getting plenty of attention at the Elmore Field Days.

Beaut bin tops show

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 3
QUALITY finish set apart Coolamon Steelworks’ 50-tonne chaser bin at the Henty Field Days.

Value in cutting out middle men

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday
YOU might expect to pay up to $70,000 for this Turkish-made Igli 6m multidisc speed tiller — not $42,500.

Deadly snakes to go on display

Deadly snakes on display
FIVE of the world’s most venomous snakes will slither about at the Wandin-Silvan Field Days this week.

Glenmac commits to help fireys

Glenmac commits to help fireys
GLENMAC Sales and Service has donated four John Deere walk-behind mowers to the CFA.

Have a field day in the Yarra Valley

Wandin-Silvan Field Days
THOUSANDS of visitors are expected to flock to the greater Yarra Valley’s foremost farming event.

Elmore win for inventor

Elmore win for inventor
A SIMPLE yet ingenious cattle crush has won the Australian Machine of the Year at Elmore Field Days.

A lick for luck at Elmore

Elmore Field Days 2014 Tuesday
ALEXANDRA Mulcahy from Kyabram with Kelpie Go-Getta Basil are all smiles for the start of the Elmore Field Days today.

Pavilion a taste treat

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
ELMORE Field Days will kick off today, when president Frank Harney’s dream of hosting a food tasting pavilion will come to fruition.

Upgrades pull right rein

Upgrades pull right rein
UUNDERCOVER stables will offer livestock and horse stabling at an equestrian centre at Elmore.

Big rig all Claas at Henty

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
WHEN a 367kW tractor makes an appearance at a field day, heads turn.

Feet trimming just got easier

Feet trimming just got easier
KYABRAM farmers develop cow immobilising device which improves safety and reduces stress on cattle.

Carry six bales in one trip

Carry six bales in one trip
NZ dairy farmers come up with Two Hands Double Bale Grab capable of carrying six bales at once.

Demos at the ready

 Elmore Machinery Field Days. In paddock demonstrations.
THERE are few other field days that offer visitors the chance to operate a machine like Elmore.

Sheep trials breed quality

Elmore Field Days 2013
SHEEP meat or wool, that is the question. And at Elmore they’re determined to find the answer.

Small-seed tillage solution

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
DUNCAN Ag’s AS5000 Folding Wing Air Seeder, is making its Victorian debut at the Elmore Field Days

A field days revolution

 Henty Machinery Field Days. Elmore Field Days. Aerial view of grounds.
WHEN the first Elmore Field Day was held in 1964 it was the equivalent of erecting a small town.

Branson a hands-free triumph

Branson a hands-free triumph
BRANSON tractors’ newest addition to the hydrostatic transmission fleet takes a hands-off approach.

John Deere sprayer a winner

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
A SELF-propelled sprayer with the ability to swap chemicals on the run has been road tested over winter.

New tractors a big hit

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 2
MASSEY Ferguson is on the field days circuit with its new MF 8700 and Global series tractors.

A good spray earns top gong

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
TOW and Fert Multi 4000 fertiliser spreader has taken out the Machine of the Year award at Henty.

Nico a top innovator

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 2
AN AIRSEEDER designed by Mulwala farmer Nico Seiling has taken out Henty’s Farm Innovator award.

Record entries for Ag Art Wear

 Elmore Machinery Field days. Ag Art Wear, Elmore Finals
A RECORD 54 fashion designers will take part in Ag Art Wear competition at the Elmore Field days.

Henty off to a bumper start

Henty Machinery Field days 2014
UPDATE: BLUE skies and the promise of rain were a winning combination for the start of the Henty Field Days today.

Seed, spray, fertilise at once

Seed, spray, fertilise at once
THE Wallace family have entered their Brookfield Superdrill, in the Henty Machine of the Year Award.

Condor to spread its wings

Condor to spread its wings
THE Dutch manufactured Condor Endurance self-propelled sprayer will debut at Henty this year.

Headlie’s header on show at Henty

Headlie’s header on show at Henty
FRUSTRATION was the driving force behind self-taught inventor Headlie Taylor

Towards better seedlings

Towards better seedlings
AUSTRALIAN grain growers are set to benefit from innovative seed coating technology.

MKR chefs come to Henty

MKR chefs come to Henty
MY KITCHEN Rules winners Luke Hines and Scott Gooding at Henty to show how to live the good life.

Experts discuss robotic farming

Experts discuss robotic farming
THE future farm employs teams of robots and sensors to collect information and perform mechanical tasks

Live export industry ‘pained by footage’

Animal cruelty pictures

UPDATE: THE live export industry has condemned the latest acts of cruelty in the Middle East and Malaysia.

Country footy salary cap debate

AFL Victoria Community Cup, AFL Victoria Country v Victorian Amateur Football Association

AFL Victoria will trial a salary cap to put a lid on the rising costs of country footballers.

Beef numbers defy returns

Beef numbers defy returns

THE number of cattle still coming out of paddocks continues to amaze.

Case mid-sized tractor updated

Case mid-sized tractor updated

CASE IH has hit the 100hp market with its new Farmall C mid-size tractor range.

Mont De Lancey is a treasure

Mont De Lancey

SURROUNDED by orchards, Mont De Lancey homestead sits snugly in a postcard-perfect landscape.

Editor’s Letter: October 2014

 Natalee Ward. Weekly Times. HWT staff.

THE Weekly Times held its first FORUM last month, a day for farmers to get together and hear from some successful producers and marketing gurus on how to build a strong business brand.