On-farm safety a winner for high schools

Community effort and tips for staying safe on-farm was a winning formula for Kimba Area School which has taken out the inaugural Farm Safety Student Video Competition and the $1000 prize money. Source: Eyre Tribune The competition, conducted by Primary Industries Health and Safety Partnership (PIHSP), was open to high school students in an effort to encourage […]

Claas seeding demo tours WA

The CLAAS Harvest Centre Seed Hawk Seeding Demonstration Tour is hitting WA this April and May. Source: AFDJ eNews The demo is heading through more than 20 properties from Geraldton to Northam this April and May. Come along to experience how Seed Hawk’s emergence rates combined with Sectional Control Technology and new blockage monitors can create economies and deliver outstanding seeding performance. […]

Timetable announced for NRSIEE regs

After a decade in planning, the government has released the details and a timetable for the implementation of NRSIEE regulations. Source: AFDJ eNews Gary Fooks from the Blue Sky Alliance spoke on the proposed Non-Road Spark Ignition Engines and Equipment Regulations (NRSIEE). “Emissions standards for everything from mowers to outboards and petrol blowers to generators […]

Matbro Mastiff smashes vintage auction record

A 1963 Matbro Mastiff sold for £86,100 (€101,315) at Cheffins’ vintage auction on April 22, in Sutton, England. The classic tractor smashed its guide price of £40,000 (€47,000), making it a UK record price at auction for a vintage tractor. Source: Agriland Over 4000 people were reportedly in attendance; buyers came from across the UK and abroad, including Germany, the […]

Small tractor launched in West Bengal

The CSIR – Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CMERI), Durgapur, commercially launched ‘Krishishakti’, – the low-cost tractor in West Bengal for the benefit of small farmers in the state. A batch of tractors will be sold to the farmers of North Bengal through the dealer. For the sake of farmers with small land holdings, CSIR-CMERI had developed Krishishakti – […]

A Case for Ketelsen

James Ketelsen, who helped shape J.I. Case Co. and the Case brand for more than three decades, never lost his love for making tractors. Ketelsen died in Houston of natural causes. He was 86. Source: The Journal Times The Davenport, Iowa, native graduated from Northwestern University’s business school in 1952, joined the US Navy and served as an officer on the […]

Stage V Regs FAQ brochure released

With the Stage V Regulation in place and the Delegated Acts officially published, CEMA has released a brochure of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Brochure on Regulation 2016/1628. This brochure has been jointly elaborated with six machine manufacturer sister associations (CECE, FEM, EGMF, EUnited, Euromot, Europgen). The brochure is available online at: http://cema-agri.org/sites/default/files/publications/2017.04.13%20NRMM%20Guide.pdf What is the […]

AGCO founder Robert J Ratliff mourned

AGCO Corporation mourns the passing of founder and former President, Chairman and CEO Robert J. Ratliff. With a vision to provide solutions for the needs of the farm industry worldwide, Mr Ratliff guided the growth of AGCO from a small North American company into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of agricultural equipment. Source: AFDJ eNews Through his entrepreneurial […]

Engineer your new career

Since launching its industry leading ‘Engineer your Career’ campaign at LAMMA, the team at CLAAS UK have been busy attending careers events and shows throughout the UK and Ireland. Source: AFDJ eNews The latest initiative in the campaign to raise awareness of the careers options available within the high-tech agricultural machinery service industry has been […]

Tinder on a tractor

The creators of the FarmersMatch app say it lets users find love any time “Whether you’re in your truck, on a tractor or on a horse”. Source: Stuff NZ Lonely Kiwi farmers are hooking into a United States based dating app to find love. About 500 single New Zealanders are already members of the FarmersMatch dating […]