VIDEO: Agfest 2014 breaks exhibitor record

By: Carene Chong, Photography by: VIDEO: Andrew Britten

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Leading Tasmanian agricultural field days Agfest recorded an all-time high exhibitor number of 760 and welcomed 19,000 visitors through the gates on May 1.

View our image gallery from Agfest 2014

Agfest Promotions Coordinator Heidi Broun says the number of companies registering to exhibit at the field days has increased year on year since the show’s inception in 1983 and this year is no different.

"We have exhibitors coming from the mainland and a few from New Zealand and they’re really supportive of our event," she says.

"Some of them use (Agfest) as a main launch pad to launch their new products."

This year’s highlights include an Equine masterclass by Olympic gold medallist Stuart Tinney, and the return of the Agfest Beef Expo.

She adds the three day event is expected to attract over 65,000 patrons.

The first day of Agfest saw bright blue skies and not a drop of rain, effectively lifting the spirits of all event-goers to check out everything the field days has to offer.

From large machinery displays to handmade handicraft; from livestock to gourmet food made from quality Tasmanian produce, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy.

The three-day event, also touted one of the biggest agricultural field days in the country, is taking place at the Quercus Rural Youth Park in Carrick, Tasmania.  It will run until Saturday May 3.

Find out more about the field days here.

Click on the links below to watch videos filmed at Agfest 2014.


Agfest 2014 Screen Grab

JCB launches Workmax 800D UTV at Agfest 2014

Watch our exclusive video interview with JCB and JF Machinery director Keith Johnstone at Agfest about the brand new Workmax 800D.

New Holland Baler Agfest 2014

Tasmania gets first glimpse of New Holland Roll-Belt baler

After travelling to several field days across the country, the New Holland Roll-Belt 180 baler touched down in Tasmania at the Agfest field days where Tassie farmers got their first glimpse of the machine. 

New Holland T5 Agfest 2014

New Holland displays T5 series electro command tractors at Agfest

Released to the Australian market last year, New Holland’s T5 Electro-Command tractor series made its way to Agfest earlier this month to be displayed to the Tasmanian market for the very first time.

Case IH Agfest 2014

Case IH Quadtrac makes debut in Tasmania

Case IH’s high horsepower tractor series, the four-tracked Steiger Quadtrac made its first public appearance in Tasmania at recent agriculture field days Agfest.

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