Not yanking your chain with this design

Sometimes design gets so complicated that you end up blurring the lines between design and engineering. Source: Yanko Design The Hidromek Vision compacter may be a conceptual tractor, but it reaches a level of design detailing that crosses over to engineering, making it more than just conceptual. With everything detailed out, right down to even the […]

Irrigation Australia and Agritech together on show

Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition will take place between 24 – 26 May this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Conference program now available. Source: AFDJ eNews This is the only international conference in Australia solely dedicated to advancing and promoting the entire irrigation industry value chain, presenting issues relating to, or impacting on, irrigation […]

An Outlook for the ag sector

Outlook 2016 which is on from 1-2 March in Canberra, is a top information and networking forum for the public and private sector decision makers in the agriculture sector. Source: AFDJ eNews With more than 60 speakers and chairs at 18 sessions over two days, delegates will discuss key domestic and global issues affecting Australia’s agriculture sector. […]

Continuous round baler continues development

During the National Farm Machinery Show in the US was the Vermeer working prototype of the Continuous Round Baler. There was a sneak peak of this machine work two years ago and work continues on its development. Farmers have been interested in this baler since news broke. Jessica Reis, brand manager, forage solutions, explains that […]

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 all dairy cows in north-west Europe will be milked by robotic […]

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: The X8 tractors, which made their debut at Agritechnica in late 2015, will be available in three models with 265, 286, and […]

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 volatility in the markets, cheaper commodities and decreased net farm income. “Some indicators […]

£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 combine harvester, specialist root machinery and a range of cultivation […]

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 have to manage both the good times and the bad.” The panel discussed multiple […]

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 Coalition Government was making $384,000 available under Australia-China Agriculture Cooperation Agreement (ACACA) over the next two […]