VIDEO: Dowerin Machinery Field Days celebrates 50th

By: Carene Chong

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Western Australia’s premier agricultural show, the Dowerin Machinery Field Days has much to celebrate this year as the event approaches its half a century mark.

Held from August 27 to 28 this year, the event attracted a record number of 670 exhibitors this year, in addition to a waiting list of companies who expressed interest in displaying their wares and services at the show.

Dowerin Machinery Field Days chairman Ashley Jones says response, from exhibitors and visitors alike, have been very positive.

"All the exhibitors are extremely happy with how everything has gone; I haven’t heard one bad comment. It’s all credit to the exhibitors; they’ve done a great job."

Jones says the field days has become a tradition of sorts for residents of Dowerin and its surroundings, with generations after generations getting involved with the field days one way or another.

"It’s just a great way to bring the community together."

To mark the significant milestone, special programs and displays such as vintage machinery parades, historical displays, and performances by Golden Guitar winner Chelsea Basham were held.

Farming innovation was also a major theme this year, with a good handful of exhibitors launching new products at the show.

This includes AML Equipment with its range of Faresin mixers and telehandlers; MultiOne Australia with its line of compact mini-loaders and New Holland with its award-winning T8.420 Auto Command tractor.

Click on the links below to watch videos filmed at the Dowerin Machinery Field Days 2014, including the award winners.


New Holland T8 Tractor Award

New Holland T8.420 stands out at Dowerin 


In addition to capturing plenty of attention at the recent Dowerin Field Days, the T8.420 tractor also won New Holland an award for Best New Release – Self Propelled Machinery.

Sonic Boomsprays Weedseeker

Weedseeker sprayer nabs award at Dowerin 2014 


WA-based spraying equipment manufacturer Sonic Boomspray’s new 3000-litre Weedseeker spot sprayer was awarded the "Best New Release- Machinery Attachments" award at the recent Dowerin Machinery Field Days.

Berrima BR1200 Dowerin Field Days

Berrima 12m roller bar hay rake awarded "Best Engineered New Release"


Local hay tools manufacturer Berrima Engineering has added yet another accolade under its belt, this time the "Best Engineered New Release" for its BR1200 V-roller bar hay rake at the recent Dowerin Machinery Field Days.

Faresin Dowerin

New Faresin mixers and telehandlers cater to Australian farmers 


Italian brand Faresin Industries is making serious inroads into the Australian agricultural market with the arrival of its new Rambo and Magnum mixer wagons in the country recently.


 EMAR Chaff Deck Dowerin  

Innovative chaff deck solves weed issues at harvest  


There are currently several methods and tools available on the market for weed seed destruction at harvest but a Western Australian farmer has invented a system which claims to be one of the most cost effective and environmentally efficient options available.

Farmscan Ag 7000 Series Spray Controller

Farmscan Ag unveils spray controller at Dowerin field days


Precision ag specialist Farmscan Ag has introduced its new 7000 series touch screen spray controller system at the 2014 Dowerin field days.


Look up full list of agricultural field days and events for 2014

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