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Broadacre broadleaf Dow-ned

Australian broadacre graziers are now able to effectively fight and control broadleaf weeds with the new ForageMax Arylex active 5 litre package. Source: AFDJ eNews Designed specifically for larger intensive grazing operations, ForageMax is registered for use on forage brassica crops
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Roll over phone alert

Victorian Angus cattle and sheep breeder Mark Gubbins tracker and roll-over alert system for four-wheel motorbikes was a hit at Sheepvention. Source: Beef Central His motorbike roll over phone text alert system linked to a GPS tracking system placed second in the farm machinery and te
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Half of all farmers deaf

At least 50% of Australia’s farmers are likely to suffer from premature hearing loss through occupational noise exposure from agricultural industry. Source: Inverell Times Almost all farmers over 55-years of age who have been exposed to loud noise will suffer some degree of hearing lo
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Rally no place for a tractor

The use of tractors to make a chicane on a Rally Finland stage has been deemed “irresponsible” by World Rally Championship drivers and teams. Source: Autosport Two tractors promoting event sponsor Valtra were positioned in the formation of a chicane on the Harju spectator
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Vietnam sells shares of farm machinery company

VEAM Corporation, one of the biggest companies owned by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Vietnam, is set to sell a 49% stake starting this month. Source: Thanh Nien News The Vietnam Engine and Agricultural Machinery Corporation, as it is formally known, will auction more than 167
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CLAAS buys Shredlage technology

CLAAS has acquired the Shredlage after signing a license agreement last year with the owners of this new method of maize treatment. Source: AFDJ eNews “We are convinced that Shredlage delivers a clear benefit to the customer,” Hermann Lohbeck, responsible for the Forage Harvesti
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AGCO sales drop

AGCO has reported net sales of approximately US$2.0 billion for the second quarter of 2016, a decrease of approximately 3.6% compared with net sales of approximately US$2.1 billion for the second quarter of 2015. Source: AFDJ eNews Net sales for the first six months of 2016 were appro
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100 years of John Deere

One hundred years of John Deere tractors will be on show at the John Deere 50 Celebration & Heritage Event during September 2016. Source: AFDJ eNews John Deere Limited will also publicly celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK and Ireland. John Deere customers and fans are invite
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CLAAS sharpens up

The fully automatic wet grinder called Aqua Non Stop Comfort by CLAAS is now equipped to sharpen even more knives as used by manufacturers of self-loading forage wagons and balers. Source: AFDJ eNews As things stand, the 70 exchangeable templates currently available can be used to gri
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NZ training Samoan farmers

Before attending Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in New Zealand, Ruta Fou, the first female farm manager in Samoa, didn’t know how to drive. Source: The Wairarapa Times After three weeks at the training centre, she can drive tractors and quad bikes, and has learned valuable agri
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