Latest News

Tax breaks help farmers go shopping

Driverless tractors and drones might not be on many farmers’ shopping lists just yet, but spending on new farm technology products has undergone a notable lift since tax breaks worth up to $20,000 were introduced last year. Source: Farm Weekly Business-related investments in gea
Continue Reading →

ABARES forecasts a modest rise for farm production

The gross value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to pass $60 billion for the first time next financial year, according to the latest ABARES figures. Source: AFDJ eNews ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider said the expected modest rise in value was bolstered by improved
Continue Reading →

Not yanking your chain with this design

Sometimes design gets so complicated that you end up blurring the lines between design and engineering. Source: Yanko Design The Hidromek Vision compacter may be a conceptual tractor, but it reaches a level of design detailing that crosses over to engineering, making it more than just
Continue Reading →

Irrigation Australia and Agritech together on show

Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Conference program now available. Source: AFDJ eNews This is the only international conference in Australia solely dedica
Continue Reading →

An Outlook for the ag sector

Outlook 2016 which is on from 1-2 March in Canberra, is a top information and networking forum for the public and private sector decision makers in the agriculture sector. Source: AFDJ eNews With more than 60 speakers and chairs at 18 sessions over two days, delegates will discuss key
Continue Reading →

Continuous round baler continues development

During the National Farm Machinery Show in the US was the Vermeer working prototype of the Continuous Round Baler. There was a sneak peak of this machine work two years ago and work continues on its development. Farmers have been interested in this baler since news broke. Jessica Reis
Continue Reading →

Robots in the cow shed

Today, Lely calculates that more than a million cows around the world are milked unassisted by Astronaut robots and many more are similarly milked by systems from DeLaval, Fullwood, GEA and SAC of Denmark. Source: Farmers Weekly UK These manufacturers anticipate that by 2025, half of
Continue Reading →

McCormick higher horsepower tractors

Since 2005, McCormick hasn’t offered tractors above 225 hp in the North American market. That’s going to change next year when McCormick jumps back into the higher horsepower market with the X8 series. Source: Agriculture.com The X8 tractors, which made their debut at Agritechnica in
Continue Reading →

US farm machinery shows the future

Farmers at the National Farm Machinery Show in the US were looking at equipment, but buying may be a different story. “We have a lot of good equipment,” said Indiana farmer John Cheesewright. “We’ll just add another year on it.” That’s partly due to volat
Continue Reading →