Zetor courtship will reveal new Oz distributor

It has been the dream of farm veterans in cardigans to get back behind the wheel of what was one of the budget priced European tractor builds, Zetor. And now rumblings of Zetor’s search to find the ideal partner to distribute their range once again in Australia is expected to flush out a just perfect […]

Continental moves back into agri tyres

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Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) is strengthening its international team with a strong focus on building their Agricultural tyre business. Matthias Engelhardt (55) and Harm-Hendrik Lange (35) have taken up the newly created positions as field engineers. Before joining Continental, both field engineers have gained long-term expertise in the respective businesses. Engelhardt has been working […]

John Deere set to launch S700 combines

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John Deere has revealed four new S700 Series combine with the most advanced grain harvesting technology in combines they have ever released. These models designated as the S760, S770, S780 and S790 offer growers the most significant improvement ever from the Deere stable in technology, improved operator comfort and better data functions, along with the […]

Farm performance all about right place at right time

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The most recent survey of farm cash income for broadacre farms nationally has shown an average of $216,000 per farm, the highest recorded in the past 20 years. Much of this has been due to record winter grain production in most regions, but add to these high prices for beef cattle and good sheep, lamb […]

Megafresh.co online farmer’s market will change the way farmers get paid

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The way consumers buy their food has been changed forever by an online retail grocer who links farmers and growers direct to consumers. This all part of a push that is expected to reduce sales volume of big supermarkets, by 50 per cent or more by 2025. Stepping into the void is local firm MegaFresh.co […]

Deere and Kramer chalk up a deal for telehandlers

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John Deere has announced an investment in Kramer-Werke GmbH in order access material handling equipment for distribution through the John Deere dealer network under the Kramer badge. This strategic partnership will enable John Deere to provide its dealers with an extensive range of agricultural material handling solutions with a specific focus on hay, forage and broadacre production systems, […]

Reliability sweetens the deal for far north sugarcane farmers

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Proserpine sugarcane farmer and contractor Peter Miotto is preparing for another busy harvest, and one that even a fierce tropical cyclone only two months ago couldn’t prevent. Cyclone Debbie roared across the Queensland coast on March 28, just north of Proserpine at Airlie Beach, and while her ferocity exacted a devastating toll on the state’s […]

Australia is the world leader for Landcruiser

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More Australians have bought a Toyota LandCruiser than customers from any other nation, according to internal statistics from Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan. The figures show Australians – from remote cattlemen to city families – account for an extraordinary 10 per cent of all LandCruisers sold around the world since the famous nameplate was first […]

Henty takes on ANZ as banking partner

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ANZ’s investment and expertise in Australia’s agricultural sector has resulted in its appointment as the Henty Machinery Field Days strategic banking partner. Henty Machinery Field Days chairman Ross Edwards said the bank’s industry expertise, professionalism, demonstrated understanding and commitment to HMFD’s strategy made it a perfect fit. HMFD’s annual event is southern Australia’s largest agricultural […]

Seed rate control is made simple

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About the only thing Darren Lee’s seed rate controller can’t do is dial-up some much-needed rain on the family’s Dowerin property in WA. Darren and his wife, Nadia, together with his parents, Garry and Marj, crop about 80 per cent of their 2500-hectare ‘Rosalea’ farm to wheat, barley, canola and some lupins, although they pulled-up […]