Last Updated: August 01, 2015

Weather: Canberra 5°C - 12°C . Some rain developing.

Touring seeders are up to Speed

FIELD days visitors could meet the developer of two new minimum-till air seeders just released in Australia.

Helping hand for apprentices

MACHINE: NEW Speed field days offices
APPRENTICES will get a $600 cash boost after this year’s Mallee Machinery Field Days.

Younger blood keen to pitch in

MACHINE: NEW Speed field days offices
SPEED Lions Club has been boosted with several young people joining to help with the field days.

New office a Lion-hearted effort

MACHINE: NEW Speed field days offices
THE Mallee Machinery Field Days may be 36 years old, but the Speed field day site’s office is brand new.

A Claas show at field days

Elmore Field Days 2014 Wednesday
CLAAS Harvest Centre will showcase its spreading, spraying and tractor technology at the Mallee Field Days.

Tracks are best-Case scenario

Tracks are best-Case scenario
THE Case IH Magnum Rowtrac will be on the O’Connors stand at the Mallee Machinery Field Days.

New knife makes an excellent point

New knife makes an excellent point
A NEW rock-friendly knife for a Conserva Pak seeding system will be seen at the field days.

Ram sale’s up with the best

Sheepvention, Hamilton
THERE won’t be quite as many rams as usual, for producers to bid on at Sheepvention this year.

Unlocking farm-sector growth

Unlocking farm-sector growth
PRODUCTIVITY growth and why it matters will be discussed at Sheepvention this year.

The Moores the merrier

 Weeran Angus spring bull sale.
CATTLE are becoming more popular each year in the Sheepvention program.

Clever canines strut their stuff

 Sheepvention 2011. Yard Dog trials - Joe Spicer with his Kelpie GoGetta Bosker
THE farm dog yard competition at Sheepvention is one of the longest-running in Victoria.

Don’t miss farm food at its best

 Timboon Railway Shed Distillery. Tim Marwood.
FOOD lovers are in for a treat inside tha Taste of the Great Southwest Marquee at this year’s Sheepvention.

Plenty of sheep plus much more

Sheepvention, Hamilton
THE heart of Western District sheep and wool production, Hamilton, will be warmed up next month.

Record entry a bonus

Sheepvention, White Suffolk
RECORD entries in Sheepvention’s White Suffolk show will help the breed celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Seeds for success planted

SFS Seeder Demonstration.
ABOUT 200 farmers have gathered to see the latest in crop sowing technology in action.

All rugged up for Agfest

Agfest day one
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.

Rates for loan schemes reduced

Close-up of dry cracked mud split earth drought thinkstock

INTEREST rates across all Federal Government loan schemes for farm businesses will drop from tomorrow.

New Holland lifts its game

New Holland lifts its game

NEW Holland’s LM range of telehandlers offers models capable of working with weights from 2500kg to 4200kg.

Have a ball in the ’Bool

Edward Mahony Warrnambool

TALK to Edward Mahony and words such as “dynamic”, “community” and “rejuvenation” flow freely.

Massive rain dumped on Wheatbelt

Heavy rain Perth

A DEEP low pressure system has dumped massive rainfall on the West Australian Wheatbelt.