FarmFest to feature thousands of new agri-products

By: Carene Chong

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Leading Queensland agricultural field days FarmFest has promised a generous offering of new products and services to the public this year; ranging from agricultural machinery to education services to safety wear.

FarmFest to feature thousands of new agri-products
FarmFest is already seeing a strong amount of enquiries and interest for this year's event. Image: supplied

The event is scheduled to take place next week and will run from June 3 to 5 at Kingsthorpe Park, which is a 20 minutes’ drive from Toowoomba, QLD.

Click here for more information on FarmFest 2014

FarmFest organiser Rural Press Events General Manager Barry Harley says the committee strives to present the latest and greatest to Queensland’s agricultural industry every year.

"Innovation is something that we are seeing increasingly more of in the industry with farmers responding to environmental changes in new and interesting ways," he says.

"CRT FarmFest assists in giving farmers the knowledge and equipment to adapt."

Some of the new products visitors can expect to see at the show include:

  • Airglide Towbars; a towing system designed for trucks to tow caravans, horse floats, trailer etc that utilises air to ensure the items glide smoothly over the roughest surfaces.
  • Cummins’ new Compak diesel powerpacks.
  • ATV manufacturer Polaris’ new products including the Sportsman Ace and Ute, alongside the well-known and trusted Ranger and RZR ranges.
  • Odes Australia’s new Linhai Yamaha LH400S-4x4 quad bike with a new higher output 400cc liquid-cooled overhead engine with dual range CVT transmission
  • Advantage Feeders’ new THF3 feeder which is fastened with rivets to ensure it is safe for horses
  • JPH Equipment’s new range of equipment such as compost, windrow turners, water wagons etc.
  • Fruit Salad Trees, which allows people to plant several variety of fruits on one tree.

Rural Press Events adds the recent splattering of rain across several parts of Queensland has given the event a much-needed boost.

Harley says an overall optimistic outlook and a recent break in the state’s dry spell have translated into increased interest from various parties, including agi-manufacturers and service providers.

"I am certain we will also see strong showing of interest from farmers and people on the land," he says.

FarmFest offers a free smartphone app for download that allows visitors to plan their day ahead of their visit.

The app features a full exhibitor list, a detailed site map and the latest news and updates of the event.

"It is vitally important for FarmFest, as one of the most commercially successful and influential agricultural events in the nation, to maintain its strong support for Queensland’s farmers and primary industry operators and demonstrate first-hand innovation," Harley says.

Celebrating its 35th year in 2014, the event will also feature the best in livestock with parades and competitions to be held over the three days.

These include the Led Steer and Heifer Competitions, Battle of the Bulls competition, Australian Heavy Horses competition and demonstrations and the CRT FarmFest Official Parade.

FarmFest attracts about 60,000 patrons through the gates every year.

For more information, visit our FarmFest event page or visit FarmFest’s website.

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