Fendt releases new Vario to Australia

Fendt has released a new range of tractors with its 1000 Vario Series. The machines vary in size from 380-500 horsepower (HP) and are designed to be flexible additions to broadacre farmers’ machinery plant. Source: The Land Donny Cloney, product manager for Fendt said the tractors could be used for operations requiring high horsepower such as sowing, along with other tasks such as spraying […]

Funding Grants for Women’s Leadership Development

Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across Australia’s agricultural sector. Source: AFDJ eNews The initiative is providing women with grants of between $3000 and $8000 to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs. The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally […]

Deutz gets free ad from Aussie Farmers

Aussie Farmers Direct, an online retailer that supplies a range of produce to Australian households, has put together two clever advertisements that have given Deutz Fahr a free ride. Source: AFDJ eNews The advertisements show a family that uses a tractor instead of a car because the mother is interested in growing fresh produce for […]

Claas EASY onboard app gets AEF certification

The EASY on board app from CLAAS has received official AEF certification as an ISOBUS terminal. This app is the first, and so far the only app for a tablet PC and can be used to operate any ISOBUS implement. The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) has certified two functionalities of the CLAAS app at the same time – […]

Implications for UK after Brexit not good

An agricultural consultancy that has looked into the potential implications of leaving the EU is urging farmers to prepare themselves for the possible loss of support payments. Source: Farming UK Brown & Co has produced a model to try to assess what effect post-Brexit Britain may have on agriculture. It has based its economic model on what it […]

Indian tractor makers want more tax

One does not know of too many industries today desperately seeking to be taxed. Tractor makers are among those, probably a handful, lobbying hard to get the excise duty exemption now on their product removed in India – more so, with the scheduled rollout of a nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1. Source: Indian Express The […]

EquipmentWatch gives Case award for value

The Case IH Axial-Flow 140 Series combine was named on EquipmentWatch’s list of winners for the first Highest Retained Value Awards – the second time in a row that the brand has received the title. Source: AFDJ eNews EquipmentWatch has given the 2017 Highest Retained Value Award to Case IH for its Axial-Flow 140 Series combine. […]

Global ag market to reach $243B

The global agriculture equipment and machinery market is expected to reach US$243.4 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Source: AFDJ eNews The rising population has escalated the demand for food and pressurised the agriculture sector to be increasingly efficient and productive. This is anticipated to drive the demand for farm equipment market […]

Revamped New Holland mid range

New Holland has revamped its mid-range tractor model offering, with a comprehensive line up in the under 120hp segment to suit livestock and mixed farmers. Source: AFDJ eNews The 17-model tractor offering includes the T5 Electro Command, recently launched T5 Utility, re-named T4 and existing TD5 ranges. James Emery, New Holland’s mid-range tractor product specialist in the UK […]

FarmFest has a full house

Confidence and optimism about the future of primary industry in Australia is reflected in the full house sign going up at CRT FarmFest, opening near Toowoomba on 6 June. Source: Queensland Country Life More than 2000 companies will be participating in the event, catering to the more than 60,000 visitors who are expected to stream through the Kingsthorpe gates over three […]