Last Updated: June 04, 2015

Weather: Canberra -5°C - 11°C . Morning frost.

All rugged up for Agfest

BEANIES and gloves have become standard attire for Agfest as patrons brave chilly but sunny conditions.

Agfest whips into gear

Super tank
AFTER battling ferocious weather, Agfest volunteers opened the gates to Tasmania’s biggest rural event today.

Braaap debuts zippy new models

Braaap debuts zippy new models
TASMANIAN motorcycle maker Braaap will unveil seven new superlight off-road bikes at Agfest.

Trio of stud bulls up for auction

Trio of stud bulls up for auction
LACHANORA Performance Herefords will be offering three registered, performance-recorded stud bulls at Agfest.

Stihl sharpens its Magnum saw

Stihl sharpens its Magnum saw
STIHL is introducing its new MS661-CM Magnum professional standard chainsaw in Australia this year.

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest

New Polaris diesel UTV at Agfest
AGFEST visitors will see the brand new Polaris 2015 Ranger diesel 1000 HD EPS available for sale.

Cream of Tassie’s crop

Cream of Tassie’s crop
DAIRY farming is a major focus for many of the 700 plus exhibitors at the 33rd annual Agfest.

Tassie ready for Agfest

Tassie ready for Agfest
THE countdown is on to Tasmania’s biggest rural event with a week to go until the gates open at Agfest.

Chopping to the top

Chopping to the top
AUSTRALIAN woodchoppers will be at Agfest chasing a spot in the Stihl Timbersports World Championship.

All ducks in a row for Expo

Zoe Phillips & her book
WHERE can you find advice on miniature goats, ducks, poultry, rare piglets, permaculture, farm dams and biosecurity in the one place?

Answer to sprayers

Farmworld
THIS alternative to self-propelled sprayers earned the Best Unpowered Machine at Farm World this year.

Beyondblue to cruise into Ballarat

Beyondblue to cruise into Ballarat
THE beyondblue crew will be bringing the special Winnebago to Ballarat for the expo.

Catch dinner in your own dam

Ballarat Fish Hatchery
CATCHING trout in your own dam is another way to add to a self-sufficient dinner menu.

Zoe's tips for great animal pics

Zoe Phillips & her book
NEVER work with animals is the advice of professionals, but Zoe Phillips does just that.

Natural fibre display

Rural Lifestyle Expo, Ballarat
THERE’S an even broader cross-section of attractions at this year’s Rural Lifestyle Expo.

Reducing field days dismissed

 Crowd. 2006 Henty field days.
THE  Victorian Agricultural Shows Association has defended the number of field days held in Victoria.

Swan Hill field days Second year for Swan Hill

Second year for Swan Hill
SOME sites are still available for the second running of the Swan Hill Region Field Days on April 22.

Focus on health at Farm World

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang
BEYONDBLUE has praised Farm World organisers for putting a firm focus on health and wellbeing this year.

Pups to herd ducks at Farm World

Pups to herd ducks at Farm World
THE sight of a Kelpie pup shepherding a bunch of disdainful ducks never fails to draw an enthusiastic crowd.

SEALS make a splash

SEALS make a splash
ROB and Evelyn Timmer are out to make a splash at Lardner Park with their mobile dive tank.

RFDS dentists fly into Farm World

RFDS dentists fly into Farm World
THE Royal Flying Doctor Service will be at Farm World.

Sharp tips for saws

 how to sharpen a chainsaw
KNOWING when to sharpen your chainsaw is one of the things you’ll learn at the VC Traders stand at Farm World.

Farm World pasture display grows

Farm World pasture display grows
FARM World’s display of hundreds of pasture and fodder varieties over the past seven years is growing.

Super Tank has a catch

 The Australian Travelling Fishing Show 15m long mobile display tank 18 Sep 2006. fish
CATCHING different fish requires different fishing techniques.

NZ bale feeder vies for prize

NZ bale feeder vies for prize
A NEW Zealand-made bale feeder will be vying for a Farm World Machine of the Year prize.

Serving to nourish minds

Serving to nourish minds
AUSTRALIAN producers will be showcased at the Paddock to Plate tent at Farm World.

Bryce to speak at Farm World

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ONE of Australia’s most influential women will speak at the Farm World Women in Agriculture function.

Ag field days face question

Henty Machinery Field days 2014, day 3
THE number of agricultural field days across Victoria has been called into question.

Are field days still relevant?

Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Dairy Week, Schultz Sisters. Terang
TOUGH seasons impact on all of us involved in agribusiness — not just farmers.

Krone hot at Farm World

Krone hot at Farm World
KRONE’S Comprima V 150 XC X-treme round baler is a hot chance to take out the Farm World Unpowered Machine of the Year.

Right royal fight

Right royal fight

MOVES are afoot within Federal Government ranks to remove the RSPCA’s royal title.

Sylvia’s home at Merbein

Colin Sylvia playing football for Templestowe.

COLIN Sylvia says he walked away from AFL football because he lost his “love for the game”.

Grain drier the double crop answer

Grain drier the double crop answer

WHEN Boorhaman’s Coulthard family went to cropping in summer and winter, a grain drier ensured they could make it work.

Drought eases in SA, Tas

Drought eases in SA, Tas

THE drought has eased in parts of Tasmania and South Australia but gotten worse in western Victoria.