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Robots herd cattle and pick broccoli

Humans have been farming for thousands of years since the first crops were planted and animals began being domesticated during the Mesolithic era. But technology could soon be squeezing us out of our traditional roles as farmers, as robots take to the fields. Source: Daily Mail UK A r
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Russia in a rush for more tractors

In an attempt to shift the economy from raw materials, Russia is putting effort into the agriculture sector. Source: RT From January to June, the country produced 35% more tractors and harvesters than in 2015. “The growth of the industrial production of agricultural machinery co
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NZ dairy downturn slows tractor sales

The dairy downturn may be dissuading some South Canterbury farmers from buying new tractors. Source: Stuff NZ Paul Wilkins, of Paul Wilkins Tractors, said he had sold only one tractor to a dairy farmer this year – the rest had gone to cattle and grain farmers, or contractors. Im
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Quarterly tractor sales generally buoyant in NZ

“New Zealand Tractor sales are relatively buoyant, despite the current dairy payout,” according to NZ Tractor and Machinery Association President, Mark Hamilton-Manns. Source: AFDJ eNews The second quarter results of New Zealand tractor sales, compiled by the NZ Tractor and Machinery
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Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia launches mPact XTV

Mahindra Automotive Australia also known as Mahindra Ag & Auto Australia announced the launch of a new range of side-by-sides called mPact.  Source: AFDJ eNews Designed and built in the US, the new Mahindra mPact range is based on a full width three-seater chassis design that come
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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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Clutch repair solutions

Schaeffler automotive aftermarket’s LuK brand is the supplier of tractor clutch repair solutions for Australia and New Zealand. Source: AFDJ eNews Schaeffler’s LuK brand is a key manufacturer of clutch technology, supplying all major tractor manufacturers worldwide. The LuK tractor cl
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Heads up on HeaderTarp

The HeaderTarp is an award winning combine harvester spill and weather protection system manufactured by Tough-As Products in Mannum, South Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews With an ever expanding range to fit more than 30 different harvesters, including John Deere, New Holland, CaseIH an
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Tractor collection worth £170,000

A collection of vintage tractors went under the hammer and sold for £170,000. Source: BBC News Several of the machines were made by Marshall Sons & Co Ltd, a now defunct Lincolnshire manufacturer described as “an iconic British brand” by auctioneer Cheffins. The 11 Mar
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