“AGFIN is a game-changer for farmers — it’s a company that was born out of a roadblock to continued innovation in the ag-tech sector/”
WA agrifood ag-tech companies and start-ups looking to expand and raise capital are encouraged to apply for a grant to attend the biggest ag-tech event in the Asia Pacific.
John Deere has launched its next generation of self-propelled sprayers, manufactured at the company’s Horst factory in The Netherlands.
The John Deere cab model 6M tractors are in line for a significant makeover for 2020, including what the machinery giant says includes improvements in comfort, visibility, performance and technology.
The parent company of CASE IH, New Holland and Flexi-Coil has added another feather to its cap, acquiring Australian agricultural equipment manufacturer K-Line Ag.
The Fendt 942 Vario has taken out the prestigious tractor of the year 2020 award at the world’s biggest trade fair for agricultural machinery.
“A Farmbot is ag-tech which delivers improvements on all three of those.”
About 90 units are expected to operate in WA during harvest, with about 90 per cent of these already rolling.
“There is potential for applications across the entire agricultural sector because we know how hard it can be to get labour and the squeeze on input costs.”
An 11th hour decision to allow oversized vehicles to operate on most country roads at Christmas and Easter has been welcomed by farmers across WA.
Harvesting equipment specialist MacDon Australia has expanded to include McIntosh & Son Esperance to its national dealership network.
The can-do attitude and dinky-di Aussie spirit of the people who make the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days happen have been recognised with a State award in Perth.
HARDI’s self-propelled sprayers are now being sold direct to consumers, in a move the company says will save farmers tens of thousands of dollars.
McIntosh Distribution is gearing up to demonstrate two Timble WeedSeeker 2 spot-sprayers in WA, sending one north and one south for demonstrations.
“I really enjoy starting it; it is an absolute format you have to follow.”
Some of the best and busiest times Wal Fairlie and John Metcalf, pictured, have experienced in their lives have been while volunteering at Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days.
Cally Dupe and Tiffany Davey
An unlikely pair who had not met until about two minutes before the event took out the first ever Experienced Farmers Competition at the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days with skill and humour.
“There are a lot of goals we have to grow the business.”
“The idea has been there for a long time, but it was a matter of putting it together.”
“It can be used on any rake on the market, it doesn’t have to be connected to one of ours — it is a new concept.”
The Beard family, of Jennapullin, purchased the tractor — fondly named Dexi by original owner Harry Beard — in 1948.
“She is utterly unique, an absolute one of a kind.”
“They only made about 340 of that model and only 63 came to Australia and New Zealand.”
“I’ve always had a bit of a passion for them.”
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