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NZ Contractors conference success

A record turnout of 153 contractors, from all around New Zealand, descended on the Bay of Islands in late June for this year’s Rural Contractors of New Zealand (RCNZ) annual conference. Source: AFDJ eNews RCNZ national president Steve Levet was delighted with the record conference tur
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Manheim moves to new location

Manheim is one of Australia’s largest automotive and industrial auctioneers and has been operating out of its Moorebank, New South Wales property since 1994 but it will be moving soon. Source: AFDJ eNews The company has been leasing the premises however, as a sign of their continued i
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Polaris offers $2000 trade-in

Polaris is offering farmers a minimum trade in of $2000 on any ATV when purchasing one of its Polaris Ranger side x sides or single-seater, ROPS-equipped Polaris ACE models. Source: AFDJ eNews To assist farmers to step off their old ATV and behind the wheel of a new Polaris Ranger or
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Case IH lends a hand to charities

Case IH recently launched the Farmall Local Community Program, working with its dealer community to lend a helping hand to local charities and clubs in regional Australian towns. Source: AFDJ eNews For each Farmall machine sold up until 31 October, Case IH will contribute $200 to the
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18,000 expected to Eyre Peninsula Field Days

When the gates to the Eyre Peninsula Field Days swing open at 8am on August 9, it will herald the start of the largest biennial event held in the vast region and help celebrate the important role that agriculture plays in the economy. Source: Adelaide Now The three-day event from Augu
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Farm safety equals profit

National Farm Safety Week is on from 18-22 July and aims to raise awareness of farm safety issues in rural communities across Australia. Sources: AFDJ eNews, ABC Rural This year’s theme is “Safe Farms = Profit”, and seeks to focus on the practical issues that farmers can take to impro
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Slow getaway for telehandler

Thieves in the UK stole a farm telehandler to try to tear a cash machine out from a supermarket wall. Source: Farmers Weekly Kent Police is investigating the attempted theft using a Claas Scorpion 6030cp. Thieves had smashed over a concrete bollard to get better access to the cashpoin
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Agco shares drop post Brexit

Shares of Agco haved dropped after JPMorgan slashed its rating from neutral to underweight citing weakening fundamentals in European agriculture. Source: The Street According to JPMorgan Agco has the greatest exposure to Europe in its machinery coverage. The company also downgraded PA
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Australian Claas act tours Europe

Taking in the brightest and best at this year’s Cereals Event in Cambridgeshire, England, was a group of Australian contractors touring Europe courtesy of Claas. Source: Farm Weekly Claas Australia product manager Jono Hams, Nathan Ebbett of Moree and Luke Burton of Dubbo took the tri
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