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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
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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
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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
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£1m under the hammer

More than £1m of farm machinery was sold at an auction prompted by a streamlining collaboration between two East Anglian agricultural enterprises in the UK. Source: The Eastern Daily Press UK The sale, held at JW Spencer Farms near Thetford, in the UK consisted of 17 tractors, a combi
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Now is the norm for ag equipment

“This, too, shall pass.” That was the overriding sentiment during a panel discussion held by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers at the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show in the US recently. Source: AgNews “Now is normal,” Todd Stucke, senior vice president with Kubota said. “We
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Funding open to boost China trade

Funding is now available to Australian farm businesses and organisations to undertake projects and trade missions to boost the agricultural trading relationship between Australia and China. Source: AFDJ eNews Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalit
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Aussie tractor sales bubble to burst

Tractor sales are on the up but industry experts warn the bubble could burst this year. Last year, tractor sales rose 10 per cent, to 11,500 units, giving Australia five consecutive years of more than 10,000 units sold each year. Source: The Weekly Times Now Agribusiness experts said
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Wimmera Machinery Field Days on the horizon

The past 12 months have been a hard slog for many farmers across the Wimmera, with a shortage of decent rain leaving many paddocks dry and dusty. Source: The Weekly Times But organisers of the 54th Wimmera Machinery Field Days are hoping the three-day ag fest will enable farmers to ta
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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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