VIDEO: Henty records highest exhibitor numbers

By: Carene Chong, Video by: Carene Chong

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The 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days, which wrapped up yesterday has recorded its largest number of exhibitors yet, according to the event’s CEO Belinda Anderson.

"This year we’ve got a fantastic season happening in the Riverina and broader, so hopefully we will see that reflected in the numbers that come through the gates because we’re certainly seeing it through our largest number of exhibitors ever," she says.

About 800 exhibitors were on site to display their wares, with products ranging from large machinery to farm supplies.

Anderson adds the organising committee takes pride in the field days being a unique show created by the community, for the community.

"We’re not your typical event as we’re a community-based organisation so we hear what people want because we have feet on the ground in lots of communities," Anderson says.

"We need to be very aware of what’s happening in agriculture, where people want to go and what they want to see."

Anderson says the committee is also looking to repurpose and develop the field days site for other uses throughout the year so as to sustain the field days for many more years to come.  

The 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days was held from September 22 to 24.

Some highlights of the show include the presentation of the prestigious Henty Machine of the Year award, which was taken home this year by TPOS Fabrications for its unique wheel track renovator, the Flatrac.

Watch the video above and view the images below for an overview of the 2015 Henty Machinery Field Days.

Henty Machinery Field Days aerial view Covering a total area of 105 hectares, the Henty Machinery Field Days 2015 is southern Australia's largest single open-air and agricultural event. Henty Machinery Field Days aerial view
Henty Machinery Field Days Agrowplow Agrowlplow exhibting its tillage equipment at Henty 2015. Henty Machinery Field Days Agrowplow
Henty Machinery Field Days band Henty Machinery Field Days band
Henty Machinery Field Days Belinda Anderson Henty Machinery Field Days CEO Belinda Anderson. Henty Machinery Field Days Belinda Anderson
Henty Machinery Field Days chopper A helicopter was on site to take show-goers on joy rides. Henty Machinery Field Days chopper
Henty Machinery Field Days country lifestyle demo The Country Lifestyle pavilion featured an array of shows and display featuring rural fashion and arts. Henty Machinery Field Days country lifestyle demo
Henty Machinery Field Days Country lifestyle pavilion Henty Machinery Field Days Country lifestyle pavilion
Henty Machinery Field Days crowd Henty Machinery Field Days crowd
Henty Machinery Field Days crowd 2 About 60,000 visitors stream through the gates every year. Henty Machinery Field Days crowd 2
Henty Machinery Field Days Davimac tracked chaser bin Davimac's tracked chaser bin was a finalist in the 2015 Henty Machine of the Year award. Henty Machinery Field Days Davimac tracked chaser bin
Henty Machinery Field Days Faresin mixer Faresin had its range of telehandlers and mixers on display. Henty Machinery Field Days Faresin mixer
Henty Machinery Field Days Flatrac TPOS Fabrications' Neale Postlethwaite with the 2015 Henty Machine of the Year, the Flatrac wheel track renovator Henty Machinery Field Days Flatrac
Henty Machinery Field Days Goldacres Goldacres with its range of self-propelled sprayers. Henty Machinery Field Days Goldacres
Henty Machinery Field Days Graytill Graytill showcased its locally designed and made spreaders and sprayers such as the Smart-Boom ute mounted sprayer. Henty Machinery Field Days Graytill
Henty Machinery Field Days MOTY winners From left: Henty Machine of the Year 2015 winner Neale Postlethwaite from TPOS Fabrications, runner-up Richard Hazelton of Haze Ag, and Federal member for Riverina Michael McCormack. Henty Machinery Field Days MOTY winners
Henty Machinery Field Days Ross Edwards Henty Machinery Field Days chaiman Ross Edwards speaking at the opening ceremony. Henty Machinery Field Days Ross Edwards
Henty Machinery Field Days sheep dog trials Sheep dog trials are a major drawcard at the show every year. Henty Machinery Field Days sheep dog trials
Henty Machinery Field Days sheep dog Henty Machinery Field Days sheep dog
Henty Machinery Field Days Tobin No Till Tornado The Tobin No-Till planter, another entry in the Henty Machine of the Year award. Henty Machinery Field Days Tobin No Till Tornado
Henty Machinery Field Days vintage tractor 2 Vintage machinery lovers were treated to a display featuring machinery pre-1940s Henty Machinery Field Days vintage tractor 2
Henty Machinery Field Days vintage tractor A key display at the vintage machinery exhibition was this 1917 International Harvester Mogul 10.20 tractor Henty Machinery Field Days vintage tractor

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