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Toyota Huski owner adds tenth Skid Steer

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
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Great time to grow your own feed and save money

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
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Grain transport the major cost in export supply chain

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
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Next era of agriculture drives evokeAG event next February

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
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Farm machines will lead the drive to digitise

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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LambEx 2018 offers a $13,000 prize pool to Young Guns

The Australian lamb industry will again acknowledge young and upcoming producers, industry professionals and scientists, in the LambEx 2018 Young Guns Competition. Entrants will compete for a record $13,000 worth of prizes to be presented during the LambEx 2018 event in Perth from 5 t
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Goldacres Expo was a main event

Local sprayer manufacturer Goldacres marked its 40th anniversary with a major Expo at the company’s Mitchell Park production facility just outside Ballarat Vic. Prospective buyers lined up to view and test drive over 80 Goldacres’ products over the two-day event in February. A s
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Top grain grower study shows how to lift profits

Australian grain growers could learn a thing or two from the “top 20 per cent” of growers and lift profitability, as recent research findings showed how top growers mix low risk with high margins. The study commissioned by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) – used
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Sowing canola early can reap some big rewards

Research has found Canola productivity and profitability can be boosted by using some tried and tested guidelines for early sowing. This follows 34 paddock experiments conducted from 2014 to 2016, looking at the interaction between variety and sowing date. The guidelines relate to loc
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