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OH&S on the family NZ farm

Rachel Short is a consultant for OnFarmSafety New Zealand and says the best part of her job is being able to offer solutions that make sense to the individual business. Source: Stratford Press Ms Short and her colleague Shelley Beare work with farmers across New Zealand, helping them
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Ag White Paper sets direction for RD&E

The Coalition Government has moved to strengthen the targeting of rural research, development and extension (RD&E) funding towards on-farm technologies and practices that deliver farmgate returns with the development of clear farmer, fisher and forester‑oriented RD&E prioritie
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Reman parts to the rescue

Two days after the transmission in Toby Acocks’ older model tractor stopped working it was up and running despite the public holiday. Source: AFDJ eNews Toby Acocks, a fifth-generation farmer runs the family business Forres Pty Ltd with brother, Ben. It is an 8000-hectare operat
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Best farm management delivers results

The owner/managers of two successful farms in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland say best practice is bringing real benefits to their businesses. Source: AFDJ eNews Growcom’s Land & Water staff produced video case studies showing the farm systems implemented by the two growers, Troy
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Lifting with a Man’go

Manitou Australia’s newest addition is the MAN’GO 12, a new diesel boom lift. Source: AFDJ eNews Capable of lifting workers up to 12m (39 ft.) high, the MAN’GO 12 is dedicated for pruning, industrial cleaning and much more. With a large basket capable of holding two people at once or
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Claasy trip to Europe

For two weeks over May and June 2016 CLAAS Harvest Centre are hosting an exclusive trip to Europe to see some state-of-the-art manufacturing sites as well as taking in some farm visits and visiting the sights of some of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Source: AFDJ eNews This stud
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Sungold Field Days Today

The Sungold Field Days starts today, 10 February and finishes Friday 12 February and is to be held opposite the Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory at Allansford, about 12km east of Warrnambool on the Great Ocean Road. Source: AFDJ eNews This event has grown to become one of Victori
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A different type of farm machinery

Japanese lettuce production company Spread believes the farmers of the future will be robots. So much so that it is creating the world’s first farm manned entirely by robots. Source: Tech Insider Instead of relying on human farmers, the indoor Vegetable Factory will employ robot
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American Farmer on TV

American Farmer has announced its fifth season scheduled to broadcast on 1 March 2016 on RFD-TV. Source: AFDJ eNews American Farmer is a program on a mission to showcase the latest advancements in agriculture and farming. Starting out, the series will take viewers behind-the-scenes to
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