Exhibitor space full at Newdegate

Kate PollardThe West Australian

Gates open today for the final day of the 2013 Newdegate Machinery Field Days, and there is plenty for the family to see and do.

Media spokeswoman Stephanie Clarke-Lloyd said they hoped to see 12,000 to 15,000 visitors through the gates over the two-day event.

"We've made a lot of improvements to the grounds this year, including planting clover … laying bitumen and blue metal on the walkways and upgraded the signage," Ms Clarke-Lloyd said.

"Our exhibitor space is also full, with more than 476 exhibitors across the site."

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The event will officially open at 12 by Darkan inventor and farmer Ray Harrington in the family interest display.

This year's theme is focused around innovation, and Mr Harrington will be the inaugural recipient of the Grains Research and Development Corporation's Recognising and Rewarding Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution to the grains industry.

Ms Clarke-Lloyd promises plenty of innovation to see across the field day's sites, including the latest machinery, livestock genetics and the chance to have a close look at new technologies in the Tech Pavilion.

Among those exhibiting are local stud cattle breeders Dani and Doug Giles from Quicksilver Charolais and Viv Giles from Willawa Greys.

According to Dani, they will be showcasing Quicksilver Goldie, who was sashed Interbreed Champion junior bull at the Perth Royal Show in 2012 and is now used as their stud sire.

And for the last two out of three Royal Sydney Shows, Willawa Greys has taken out Supreme Murray Grey with two different bulls.

On display will be cattle related to these winning bloodlines.

There is also plenty for the kids to see and do, including the chance to see international acrobatic and fire act Zap Circus on the oval.

Gates open from 8am.

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