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NZ to pick the brains of its dairy farmers

The New Zealand government is set to pick the brains of the country’s top dairy farmers in an effort to help those struggling with the low dairy payout. Source: Stuff NZ A $175,000 study into low cost, high performing farm systems was announced by Primary Industries Minister Nathan Gu
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SwarmFarm Robotics

A world-first robot designed to work with others to spray crops in swarms, and ultimately help to fill the rural labour shortage, has been launched in central Queensland.  Source: ABC News Former Queensland premier Campbell Newman, who joined SwarmFarm Robotics following last yearR
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Machine of the Year contenders

An old favourite and some sharp new machines will vie for the Tractor and Machinery Association of Australia Machine of the Year awards. Source: Weekly Times Now There are two categories this year with entries in the best powered machine and best unpowered machine. Case IH has tossed
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Australian company first for recycling tractor tyres

Tytec Recycling, a new company based in Perth, Western Australia has announced the world’s first environmentally friendly OTR tyre recycling. Source: AFDJ eNews This innovative process consumes less energy and results in extremely low emissions and a safer work environment for system
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Oldest tractor for sale for $1m

Thousands of people flocked to Sheffield in Tasmania’s northwest to see whirring engines of the state’s industrial past brought back to life at the annual SteamFest. Source: ABC News This event showcases the machines that built the region’s early roads and harvested
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Caterpillar outlook cloudy

Caterpillar posted a quarterly forecast for the first time ever, and the outlook was not pretty. Source: Mining Monthly Management projected earnings per share of 65-70c for the first quarter, down from the consensus of 93c. Full year guidance was maintained, but Bloomberg analyst Kar
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John Elliott to speak at Irrigation Australia

Irrigation Australia the international conference to be held in Melbourne from 24-26 May 2016 has announced John Elliot as a keynote speaker. Source: AFDJ eNews Mr Elliot will join other speaker such as Mr Phllip Glyde, Chief Executive of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority and Luke Je
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Rent a tractor in India

VST Tillers & Tractors Ltd has entered into an agreement with the Karnataka government in India for establishment of 92 Custom Hire Service Centres (CHSC) in nine districts. Source: FNB News The state has allocated money to give farmers access to farm machinery on a rental basis w
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Polaris purchases Taylor-Dunn

Polaris Industries has announced the acquisition of Taylor-Dunn, a leading provider of industrial vehicles, serving a broad range of commercial, manufacturing, warehouse and ground-support customers. Source: AFDJ eNews Taylor-Dunn, a privately owned company based in California will jo
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