VIDEO: Elmore field days presents best of Victorian agriculture sector

By: Carene Chong, Video by: Andrew Britten

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Visitors to this year’s Elmore Machinery Field Days were treated to a chilly first morning but warm weather throughout the three-day event which attracted in excess of 30,000 patrons through the gates.

The 2014 Elmore Machiery field days ran from October 7 to 9.

View pictures from Elmore Field Days 2014

Last year, the event celebrated its 50th anniversary and returned this year with new features, more exhibitors and a new president, Frank Harney who took over from immediate past-president David Trewick.

According to Harney, the reason for the event’s success over the last half-a-century is its location, which is smack in the middle of a mixed agricultural region.

"Two hours from here will get you to a lot of parts of the state; the bigger broadacre and dairy areas are just to the north of us, horticulture and grapes to the east and your hobby farm and sheep grazing to the south," he says.

"So, geographically we’re in a tremendous spot to service a very broad section of the agricultural industry."

Harney says the field days is not just for farmers and fans of large machinery.

"We’ve got over 700 exhibitors from the large machinery dealers down to the smaller lifestyle businesses, plus food and wine halls," he says.

"The site is designed for the whole family to enjoy."

A new addition to this year’s field days is the Taste Pavillion which showcases homemade and local produce from around Victoria including cider, cheese, jerky and preserves.

Other highlights of the event include sheep shearing demonstrations, an Ag Art Wear competition, machinery trials and the annual Elmore field days awards ceremony.

The awards aim to recognise the best and the latest machinery on the market, both imported and local.

NZ-based company Duncan Ag took home the Imported Machine of the Year award for its Renovator AS5000 airseeder which key feature is its foldable wing that allows for easy transport from farm to farm.

Meanwhile, a locally manufactured livestock handling system named Ezy Rollover Crush bagged the Australian Machine of the Year award.

Other award winners include:

  • Telstra Award for Technology and Innovation – AgLive Mobile Solutions by Austracker and Aglive
  • Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia Elmore Machine of the Year – Attrition Disc Mill by Northern Feed Systems.

Click on the links below to view our exclusive video interviews with the award winners.

VIDEOS

Duncan Ag Seeder Elmore

NZ folding airseeder crowned Imported Machine of the Year 

14-10-2014

New Zealand-based ag-manufacturer Duncan Ag has taken home the "Imported Machine of the Year" award at the 2014 Elmore Field Days for its Renovator AS5000 5.4m folding wing airseeder.

Kuhn Elmore 2014

Kuhn wins Best Static Display Award+Axis 50.1 H-EMC-W spreder overview 

24-10-2014

Kuhn's stand at the 2014 Elmore field days was certainly a "site" to behold with its sea of red machines, neatly scattered woodchips and a red plastic cow guarding the entrance We visited the award-winning stand and had a look at its latest spreader offering, the Axis 50.1 H-EMC-W spreader while we're at it.

Ezy Rollover Crush Elmore 2014

Ezy Rollover Crush makes light work of livestock handling

07-11-2014

Kyabram-based business Ezy Rollover Crush claims its new invention will make livestock handling and treating much easier, safer and more cost effective.

JNR LP8000 Land Plane Elmore 2014

JNR Engineering unveils new land plane at Elmore

12-11-2014

Farming and landscaping equipment manufacturer JNR Engineering has lifted the lid on its new LP8000 land plane, designed to touch up and level lasered land, at the recent Elmore Machinery field days.

Elmore 2014 Claas Lexion 770 Combine Harvester

Claas prepares Aussie farmers for harvest with Lexion combines 

13-11-2014

The German brand recently had its record-breaking Lexion 770 combine harvester on display at the 2014 Elmore Machinery Field Days, just in time for harvest season.

NFS Attrition Disc Mill 2014 Elmore  

Sturdy feed mill named 2014 Elmore Machine of the Year

07-11-2014

Echuca's Northern Feed Systems (NFS) has snagged the Elmore Machine of the Year award for its Attrition Disc Mill which the company claims can mill different types of grain into one uniform size. 

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