Mark O’Connor is coming off an award-winning run as he hands over the O’Connors Case IH dealership reins at the end of 2018, after 42 years service to the company. At a ceremony during Case IH’s dealer conference in Sun City, South Africa, O’Connors for the second year in a row
Farmers looking to boost their feed stocks this autumn could consider repeating the home-grown pasture success Southern Tablelands sheep and cattle producer Alex Willson achieved with Ascend tetraploid annual ryegrass. Alex selected the PGG Wrightson annual ryegrass seed Ascend, and i
JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) is bringing the smallest telehandler in the JCB range, the 516-40, to our local shores. One of the most innovative telehandlers in the world, the 516-40 combines the benefitss of a skid steer, a wheel loader and forklift into one compact hand
Gates’ Multi Master SD MegaFlex multi-purpose hose line meets a broad range of industrial hose requirements. Gates Australia is part of the Gates Corporation, a global, diversified industrial manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power solutions. With the introduction of this m
A Victorian owner-operator is claiming records for the hours operating his Toyota Huski skid-steer loaders and for the number of machines owned. Frank Blasi of FBI Excavations has clocked up more than 33,000 hours with his ten Huski loaders over the past 32 years, and has enjoyed each
Home grown feed may be a particularly cost-effective proposition this year, says proprietary pasture seed company PGG Wrightson. The firm’s product development manager Allan Mudford says hot and dry conditions last spring and over summer across the country have seen a drop in the avai
The major cost associated with export grain supply chains is transport. The cost for growers to move grain from farm to port is around 33 per cent of their total overall grain production cost. And growers have limited control over what is usually their single largest expense. This inf
Melbourne will host a unique international technology event specifically for the food and farming community in February 2019, called evokeAG. The event will be staged by AgriFutures Australia, which sees the threshold of the next era in global agriculture. “With the explosion of techn
Emerging trends in digital and automation technology offer a bright future for farm machines, says the Australian general manager of the global technology company Lapp. Simon Pullinger points to five trends – intensified networking and miniaturisation, use of connectors instead of dir
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