Long term exhibitors key to Australian National Field Days success

From big farm machinery to handy power equipment, plus a feature exhibition from Australian Stock Society horses and scintillating freestyle trail riders with their high adrenaline choreographed show, plus specialty rides and entertainment for the whole family

Many exhibitors have been attending the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) since its inception in 1952. One of those exhibitors is Watson Tractors, They are an established Dealership located in Bathurst NSW and have been apart of the ANFD for 35 years.

“We are proud to be one of the longest exhibitors at the Australian National Field Days. We are always pleased to catch up with many of our loyal customers throughout various regions of the Central West and further afield,” said Millie Watson, Dealer Principal.

Watson Tractors believe that it is vital to support major agricultural Field Days and local Shows in the Central West, as this provides the opportunity for cliental and prospective customers to meet the experienced staff and physically see all the available equipment that Watson Tractors can supply for the serious farmer, governments departments, contractors, hobby farmers and private enterprises.

The Australian Stock Society will hold the feature exhibit with all Australian stock horses in action – these magnificent horses are sought after for general riding, film work, stock work on rural properties, as well as equestrian competitions – see them in action

They are proud to represent the Kubota and Krone reliable, well-engineered world-renowned products. Kubota Tractor Australia is also celebrating 40 years in Australia, with Watson Tractors dealing for 35 years, which in itself is a remarkable achievement.

Another long term exhibitor at the ANFD is National Stockyard Systems, who have been attending the Australian National Field Days for a number of years.

“ We have been to the Field Days 13 years now as it is a great way to expose new products to the market. The Field Days are a component of our marketing and comments from practical stock handlers have helped us develop over the years,” said Director Murray Schaefer.

National Stockyard Systems enjoy hearing the positive feedback from previous customers at the Field Days, as well as establishing new clientele.

“We look forward to catching up with other exhibitors. There is a great deal of trade between exhibitors at the Field Days. It is also a great way to expose our new products,” said Murray.

They have also been successful in winning four Awards of Excellence at the ANFD. “When entering a product in the awards I look forward to the positive or negative comments from the judges. The judging panel have a wealth of practical experience and knowledge, and often have picked up on things we may have missed or endorsed what we have done.”

The ANFD provides a great opportunity to help promote businesses and agriculture. The exhibitor Violet Hills Charalais started coming to the Field Days when there was an established cattle marque.

“We keep coming back as it gives us a chance to catch up with many of our clients, meet new people as well as enjoying the relaxed atmosphere of the Field Days. We enjoy meeting new people and discussing the role Charolais may play in improving the profitability of a beef enterprise.”

“The beauty of Field Day exhibits is that people can just view the exhibit or ask questions without feeling they are under any pressure. Field Days are a way of presenting your product to the agricultural public,” said Daryl Jenkins.

Another long term exhibitor is Mitsubishi Motors, who will be attending their 34th Australian National Field Day this year. Sales Manager Wayne Swaddling has been apart of this journey from the very beginning.

“I attended my first Field Day with Mitsubishi Motors in 1983. I remember working out of the back of a truck. From their until now Mitsubishi have given a lot of support and we are still doing good numbers at the Field Days,” said Wayne Swaddling. “It is a great opportunity to show off our new products as well as catching up with old customers, to continue that relationship. It is really a great way to flight our flag and really meet the farmers.”

Mitsubishi Motors have also been involved in the parcel pickup at the Field Days, which has become an important process of getting products to the customers with ease. “We will be bringing some of our brand new Tritons out to help with the parcel pickup and to drive around the Filed Days. This is a great association we enjoy having with the ANFD,” said Wayne Swaddling.

All of the long-term exhibitors that continue to attend the Australian National Field Days are very valued and the ANFD would like to thank all of them for all of their support over the many years.

Don’t miss one of the final big events of the year, the ANFD runs from Thursday 26 to Saturday 28 October 2017 at 563 Borenore Road Borenore NSW, just 15km west of Orange. Tel: 02 6362 1566 or email: info@anfd.com.au

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