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Talks of the town By KIM CHAPPELL

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HERE will be a strong focus on education at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days with a range of talks all coming together under the one roof at the annual event. The fashion pavilion will change focus, with clothing exhibitors moving into the Founders Pavilion and a series of talks taking place in the newly titled, Essential Energy Fashion and Lecture pavilion. The fashion parade would also still take place, twice daily in the fashion and lecture pavilion, at 12pm and 2pm. The field days, which take place on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC), just outside Mudgee, has embraced this change, finding most field day attendees seek knowledge. AREC general manager, Steve Garland, said there was a “whole bunch”of new exhibitors and products at the field days this year, with plenty to do and get involved with. Talks would cover a broad range of topics, but focused on regenerative agriculture. Topics included aquaculture, beekeeping, gardening and

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permaculture and were presented by a range of speakers including SBS’s Costa’s Garden Odyssey’s Costa Georgiadis; Milkwood Permaculture owner, Nick Ritar and second-generation beekeeper, Tim Malfroy. Mr Garland (pictured) said these talks not only touched on some important topics facing Australian agriculture at the moment, such as the plight of bees, they were also what previous field day visitors had shown interest in. “Our feedback is that people are interested in gardening, so the No Dig Garden is back again this year, and Costa will be talking on the importance of the school garden.” Many of the field day exhibitors would also have a range of new machinery and equipment on display, as well as new innovations or inventions, Mr Garland said. “Being innovative is an approach to how you do things, not just doing the same thing each season because that’s what you did last season, or doing what your predecessors did. “It is a mindset of questioning the how and why of what we do. “Often the effective and successful methods of

conducting business, agribusiness or things in our family life have not been achieved in one huge step rather in a number of smaller increments. “Our field days event is all about that investigation, learning and finding the ways to make incremental improvements.” Children hadn’t been forgotten with a range of activities, which were also educational. Mr Garland said youngsters could learn circus skills like walking on stilts, could try their hand at fishing, pat some animals in the animal nursery or watch a milking demonstration. He said it was important for children to be catered for. “You have to have things for the children, so they don’t want to drag their parents off the site,” Mr Garland said. With activities for both the young and old it ensured a good day out for the whole family, he said. The scarecrow building competition was also back again this year. Strawbale building and rammed earth building demonstrations would return

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■ The Essential Energy Mudgee Small Farm Field Days will be held at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) site, Cassilis Road, Mudgee, on Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, 2011. ■ Gates open from 8.30am to 5pm each day. ■ Entry costs $15 for a one-day adult pass and $25 for a two-day adult pass; $8 for a one-day child pass (5 to 18 years) and $14 for a two-day child pass; $35 for a one-day family pass (two adults and up to four children); $10 for pensioners, Veterans Affairs and Centrelink cardholder pass, and children under five years are free. ■ No dogs are permitted, with the exception of guide dogs. ■ Mobility gophers can be hired for the event, with the service organised by Big Event Scooter Hire. To book or make an enquiry about the hire service, contact John, (0419) 432 820. ■ Parking is free and there are two public car parks. One entry is from the Ulan Road and the other is via Henry Lawson Drive. ■ There will be a free shuttle bus service operating from several locations throughout Mudgee every 20 minutes between 8am and about 6pm. The service departs the Mudgee Swimming Pool, Mudgee South Shopping Plaza, Mudgee Scout Hall, Mudgee High School, Jubilee Sports Ground, Mudgee Valley Tourist Park and Mudgee Tourist Information Centre. ■ For information about accommodation or visiting the region visit the Mudgee Visitor Information Centre at www.visitmudgeeregion.com.au or contact (02) 6372 1020.

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Obituary Obituary John Dunnachie 1943-2011 LONG time participant of the field days and master cooper, John Dunnachie, of Cooks Gap, has died, aged 67. His knowledge and skill demonstrating the art of the cooper will be missed. Friend, Scott McGregor, said of Mr Dunnachie: “I first got to know of John’s rare talents when I took time out with him in his shed. “Decades of craftsmanship, coopering tools, templates, bits of barrels and all manner of wood craft was the backdrop to many a long chat over the finer points of tinkering with timber. “He was most generous with his time and his knowledge built up over a lifetime involved in one of the special ‘rare trades’. “It was fascinating to watch him transform bits of kindling into

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something most desirable. “He was a part of the special breed of craftspeople who make the Mudgee region such an interesting place and his friendship, his character and creativity will be sorely missed. “My sincerest sympathies to his wife, Margaret, friends and family.”

WEALTH of knowledge will be on-hand to visitors of the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. The Essential Energy Fashion and Lecture Pavilion will be filled with talks from a range of industry experts on a wide range of topics from permaculture to beekeeping to aquaponics. Organised by Milkwood Permaculture, of Mudgee, the talks are designed to give field day attendees a “short, punchy” look at the topics on hand. Milkwood Permaculture owner, Nick Ritar, said the program would run from 9.30am until 5pm on both the Friday and Saturday, with farming-specific topics on Friday and broader topics on Saturday. Speakers will include Costa Georgiadis of SBS show, Costa’s

Gardening Odyssey; Matt Herbert, an author of Aquaponics in Australia; Tim Malfroy, a second-generation beekeeper, and Mr Ritar. The talks will all be conducted under the theme of talking regenerative agriculture. Mr Georgiadis will talk on “Future farmers: the power of school gardens”, and “Biofertiliser do-it-yourself: go to the shed, not the shop”. Mr Ritar will talk on “Designing water into landscape: Keyline farming”; “Talking crap: how humanure can build fertility”;“Regenerative agriculture”;“Biofertiliser do-ityourself: go to the shed, not the shop”and “How herbivores can save the planet (and your farm)”. Mr Herbert will speak on “Aquaponics: making the most of water resources in food production”. Mr Malfroy will present two

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It was also about getting the key points across. “There will be a real focus on making farms more sustainable. “To make it possible to do something, it’s about empowering people.” Mr Ritar said generally the small farm community was open to new and different ideas, making the Mudgee field days a perfect place to do talks on regenerative agriculture. Having Mr Georgiadis presenting talks would also break up the traditional farming topics of cropping and soil health. “His topics will be a little broader,”Mr Ritar said. Having the talks run under one roof in the Essential Energy Fashion and Lecture Pavilion would also bring some centralisation to them – usually talks were run in various rooms about the site.

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talks:“The pollination crisis and creating a bee garden”; and “How natural beekeeping creates resilient bees”. “We’ve got a great bunch of speakers,”Mr Ritar said. “They’ll give a range of short punchy talks from school-grade subjects to soil health.” Mr Ritar said another important point of the talks was to keep them short – from a half hour to 45 minutes maximum. This was because most of those listening to the talks were there for the field days in general – and wouldn’t spend hours listening to a lecture. “We’ve got together a range of people who are only usually available in larger workshops, but rarely do you get to see them for such a short talk. “It’s important for them to be enjoyable sessions, to give (field day attendees’) feet a rest from trudging about the stalls.”

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HERE can be no doubt in anybody’s mind that Costa Georgiadis is passionate about the environment. Anybody who had seen his show, Costa’s Garden Odyssey, will know he doesn’t hold back when it comes to getting the word out about the range of unconventional and eco-friendly gardens across the nation and sometimes the globe. After recently filming an Australia Day special focusing on the indigenous cultures and landscapes in Arnhem Land, Mr Georgiadis will be taking time out of his busy schedule to speak to the visitors of the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days of the benefits of regenerative agriculture (or as he calls it, regenag) with school gardens and bio-fertiliser in particular under the lense. “I love the fact regenag is based upon truth and simplicity and brings together the best of many disciplines, without the baggage that can sometimes come with systems, products and organisations,”he said. “These practices are being used by real day-to-day farmers, from the peasant farmers to broad-acre farmers. “Regenag is making education accessible, so that farming and quality food production is driven to a place of high priority in our culture.” Mr Georgiadis believed school

gardens were the ideal starting point on the road to understanding the big environmental picture. “It’s about building a connection to the earth, the seasons, and the cycles of nature. “School gardens are an opportunity to get children working and grounded in the very ecosystems that are their home and their future. “This is a way children can become friends with their food and build an ownership of both their external environment and their internal health and wellbeing,”he said. He added that school gardens

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In Brief Safety first: Road safety

will be on the agenda at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days with the NRMA’s Mobile Member Centre attending the event. NRMA motoring and services director, Graham Blight, said staff would deliver messages designed to keep people safer on the roads during wet and cold winter conditions. “Reinforcing important wet and foggy weather road safety tips may help reduce crashes,” Mr Blight said. “Show-goers will find NRMA’s Driving in the Country free fact sheet particularly useful as it includes important information about driving in rural areas such as Mudgee.” Children will also be able to use Xbox and Wii consoles to test their hand and eye co-ordination. The NRMA’s Mobile Member Centre will be at the Mudgee field day from Friday, July 15, to Saturday, July 16. ■ Visit site 11, or contact (13) 21 32.

Secret men’s business By KIM CHAPPELL

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ROM last November many Mudgee women may have seen their men disappearing for long periods of time – sometimes even whole days. But it wasn’t something they were worried about, according to Mudgee Men’s Shed committee chairman, Tom Dudley – rather they enjoyed getting the men out of their hair. “Men, when they retire can become a burden around the house, or that’s what my wife tells me,” Mr Dudley said. “They miss the company of men they had in the workplace.” But the Mudgee Men’s Shed has changed that. Since late last year it has been giving men a place to go for man-time: be that having a chat and a cuppa, or getting involved in a range of activities from woodwork to games.

But it hasn’t just benefited retirees. Men of all ages, from school children upwards have got something out of the opening of the shed. St Matthews School has been using the facilities for its woodwork classes while new classrooms are built at the school. A lot of the equipment in the setup is the schools, but it will be replaced as needed when the school takes it back to the classroom, while a metal work area is also underway. A vegie patch has also been established: the shed is located on the old community garden at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) site. “The winter crops are now in, and they should be going nicely for the field days,” Mr Dudley said. Computers had been set up, mainly donated machines, so

computer classes could be run from the shed as well. Plans are underway to bring early-stage dementia patients to the shed for a break from their care facilities, and also to let some of the folk at the retirement village pop over for an afternoon a week on the community bus. “It’s a meeting place of men to sit and talk. “We have a darts board and are getting a pool table, and are looking at card afternoons. “There is various work still going on with the shed.” Giving men of all ages a place to go was something important for the community, Mr Dudley said. While women often had social circles established prior to retirement, men often didn’t. And it’s taken some planning and work to get the men’s shed going. It’s been three years since the idea was first floated – the subsequent time was spent

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Mudgee Men’s Shed chairman, Tom Dudley, with shed manager, Neil Giggins. They would also be raising Mr Dudley said they were raising money to build it and money for prostate cancer hoping to have mouse traps put it together. research during the field days. available for sale at the field Further funds were raised to The men’s shed costs $25 a days made by men’s shed get a solar-power system put year to join, and there are about participants, in keeping with on, which should be connected 80 registered members already, the recent mouse plague. up by the Mudgee Small Farm but he expected that to grow. “That’ll help raise funds for Field Days, where the Men’s the club,” he said. Shed will be open for visitors. ■ Visit site L34, 514.

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In keeping with the ethos of MacKillop College, Bathurst, students work hard in support of others in the local community. A spokeswoman said through the Mercy and Justice, Saint Vincent de Paul and Supporting You service groups, students had been raising awareness, funds and practical support in some innovative ways. At Easter, the Saint Vincent de Paul group collected chocolate eggs and bunnies generously donated by the students. The Saint Vincent de Paul girls were also involved with the winter appeal, seeking donations of wool to knit warm scarves. Supporting You have another busy year planned, with a focus on the White Balloon Day, which raises awareness of Child Sexual Assault, Jeans for Genes Day, and Canteen. The Mercy and Justice group organised a “Simply Sharing Week”, from June 5 to 11. ■ Visit site A24 or contact (02) 6338 2200.

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HEY may not do much scaring any more, but at this year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, they will be in abundance thanks to some creative and fun-loving visitors. The humble scarecrow will take many shapes and forms as the imaginative minds of field days visitors take part in the second annual scarecrow building competition, thanks to sponsors Essential Energy. Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) general manager, Steve Garland, said the competition will be held on both Friday and Saturday. “Last year we only held the scarecrow building competition on the Friday, but due to popular demand, it will be held on both days,”he said. “The competition is open to anybody willing to have a go – families, groups of friends or even a team of business people – all you have to do is have fun.” The competition will be held opposite the Esssential Energy Fashion and Lecture Pavilion, and will start from about 11am on both days. “AREC will be supplying the straw for stuffing and the wood for the scarecrow frames again, and for those who enter on the

day we will have a limited supply of clothes and accessories for you to use,”Mr Garland said. “We encourage people to bring their own clothes and accessories for their scarecrow, so they can make their creation unique. “Last year saw some really great entries and the winning team even had a scarecrow dog, so imagination really is the key in this competition.” The categories will include celebrity scarecrows, traditional scarecrows and humourous scarecrows. “Last year we had a group build

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Lynette Rideout and Elizabeth Chevis, Top 40 Orchard, Oakdale, with their winning creations in last year’s scarecrow building competition, Martha, Gregory, Tommy and Wurzle the dog. a Julia Gillard scarecrow – I don’t remember if it was a celebrity scarecrow entry or a humourous scarecrow entry, but it certainly was humourous,�Mr Garland said. “The winner of the celebrity category was a Shrek scarecrow.� The best scarecrows in each category will be picked by a panel of guest judges, including head judge and

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Gentle giants of horse world By HOLLY McALISTER

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Emma Willis, Werombi, with a Lisborne Park Clydesdale, at a recent Mudgee field days. colt, Lisborne Park Diplomat, affectionately known as Banjo when in the paddock, to this year’s field days. “Lisborne Park Diplomat is relatively new to the show scene, but he has already shown promise, winning third place in the yearling colt class at the Sydney Royal Show,” she said. “He is a well-grown yearling, already standing at 17.2 hands and still growing.

“He is from one of Lisborne Park’s mares Valmont Maddison, and his sire is Maurice’s Tullymore Ambassador, so he is a great example of the strong imported Scottish blood.” Mr Irvine’s experiences with the draught horse breeds date back to his youth in Ireland. “I grew up on a dairy farm and though we had tractors and things, we still used Clydesdales and Shire horses as

work animals, like they were bred for,” Mr Irvine said. “Tullymore stud has been going for about 40 years, with some great show successes. “Lisborne Park was established about 19 years ago, and they have also been very successful with their Clydesdales, with wins at the Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney Royal shows, among others.” ■ Visit site L22, 747.

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HEY are well known as the gentle giants of the horse world and they’ll once again be wowing crowds at Mudgee field days. The Clydesdale and Shire horse exhibit is hosted by two studs – the Tullymore Clydesdale and Shire horse stud in Merriwa and the Lisborne Park Clydesdale stud in Glendon Brook. Tullymore owner, Maurice Irvine, a judge with the Clydesdale Horses Society at both a State and Federal level, said the studs had travelled to Mudgee for years to show field day visitors their prize winning purebreds. “Traditionally throughout the day we will give a few discussions on the history of the breeds, which can be quite interesting,”Mr Irvine said. “We also talk about what they meant to communities throughout the horse era, as well as their upkeep, costs and show presentation.” This year the studs will be represented with one award winning horse each. “We will be bringing down our Shire gelding, Tullymore Sir Lancealot, who was the winning Shire horse gelding at the Sydney Royal Show this year,” Mr Irvine said. Lisborne Park owner, Pauline Mitchell, said she would be bringing Clydesdale yearling


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Mudgee Honda Centre will bring the new 2012 Honda Multipurpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) to the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. A Honda spokesman said the MUV was “harder working than ever before with a host of upgrades that ensured the model remained way ahead of the competition”. Mudgee Honda Centre will have MUV demonstrations on site. “With its 675cc liquid-cooled

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F YOU’VE ever wondered how beef is broken down and what all the cuts can be used for, the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days has the answer. Local butchery, S and S Meats Mudgee, owner, Clint Ramien, will be presenting demonstrations on breaking down a forequarter and hindquarter of beef and lamb, and what each cut can be used for. “I will be talking about the general things people don’t know, there isn’t much waste,” Mr Ramien said. “Farmers send cattle to abattoirs, and they send the meat to us, and (farmers) are getting their own meat back.” He said a lot of farmers weren’t aware they got “all their meat back” when they gave it to their local butcher to be broken into cuts. “The amount of questions we get asked about cuts and what to do with them is unbelievable. “It’s good to have a chance to educate people on what each cut is for.” He said a lot of people wasted money, buying a higher quality cut they knew, for a job which really only needed a cheaper cut. Lots of people requested rump steak, which sold at about $21 a kilogram,for making

stroganoff, when round could be purchased,at a cost of about $16/kg. “It’s just as good, that’s what you get going to the butcher: the right advice. “Hopefully we’ll get lots of questions at Mudgee field days about what to do with the cuts, and cheaper ways of doing things.” He said pre-made meals at butchers shops were generally where these underused cuts ended up. “We take the cheaper cuts and turn them into the stuff which is sold in the window at the shop, and we’ve never had a complaint.” He said just a few weeks ago

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In Brief Restoration: Parslow’s

Furniture Restorer will return to Mudgee Small Farm Field Days, bringing Paul and Gloria Parslow’s expertise in furniture restoration. The former antique store owners have taken their expertise on the road for years, but due to semi-retirement their field day attendances will discontinue, however, products will still be available through mail order. The Blue Mountains couple say

their Parslow’s Furniture Restorer stand had always been popular at field days – not least because their products were natural and environmentally friendly. ■ Visit site A26 or contact (02) 6355 2708.

Rural Merchandise On-Line health regulations that applied to his shop, and those which applied to private kills. Pamphlets from Meat and Livestock Australia and the NSW Food Authority would also be on hand to provide further details. Mr Ramien started as an apprentice with S and S Meats 12 years ago, and purchased the shop seven years ago. He said they make all their own hams and bacons, from locally sourced meat, as much as possible. The shop has also won many awards for its sausages. ■ Visit site L12.

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Dog days

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In Brief Working for farmers:

WorkCover NSW supports farmers through rebates, free workshops, advisory visits, publications and support for mental health programs. Since early 2008 WorkCover has worked in partnership with a range of organisations – including YMCA, Anglicare, Beyond Blue, Blackdog, Country Women’s Association, Greater Southern and Western Area Health Services – to support programs that address the physical and mental health risks faced by rural and regional communities. WorkCover has also partnered with Farmsafe NSW to develop a farm safety induction package for new and inexperienced farm workers. ■ Visit www.farmsafe.org.au or www.workcover.nsw.gov.au, or contact 13 10 50.

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ARMERS and their top dogs will be travelling from across the State to participate in the annual Cudgegong Valley Championship, sponsored by Western Magazine, and held once again at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. Trial co-organiser and NSW Yard Dog Association committee member, Jason Pearce, Mudgee, said the championship trial had always been popular. “The trial has been held at Mudgee for the past 15 or so years,” Mr Pearce said. “It’s a big event for people who take part in the NSW Yard Dog Association’s trials.” While the numbers for this year’s trial have not been

finalised, Mr Pearce said they were looking forward to similar numbers to previous trials. The dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to take part in five different categories – Encourage, Maiden, Novice, Improver and Open. Trial co-organiser and NSW Yard Dog Association senior vice president, Greg Reeves (pictured), said dogs who were in the Novice category were not allowed to compete in the Improver or Open categories. “On the days the Encourage, Maiden and Novice categories will all be held in conjunction with each other,” Mr Reeves said. “The first three categories are for the younger dogs at the trial. “The Improver and Open

categories will be held on Saturday and are for the more experienced dogs.” There will be prizes for the place getters. “The champion of the Cudgegong Valley trial will also qualify for the NSW Championship, which will probably be held next year, where they will compete against the winners from trials across the State,” Mr Reeves said. The championship will be judged by the association’s vice president, Nevell King. “Each year we have a different judge for the trial, and Nevell is very experienced,” he said. ■ Entries for the Cudgegong Valley Championship trial close on July 1, and entry forms are available from www.yarddogsnsw.com

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Fashion parades daily at 12 noon and 2.00pm daily The parades feature clothing and accessories from exhibitors and all items are available for purchase at the event. Makeup and tans by Bella Medi Spa Hair by Instyle Hair and Spa Massage Co-ordinated by Alyce Perring

Congratulations to all our volunteers and models.

FRIDAY Time

Topic

Speaker

9.30am

Regenerative agriculture

10.00am

Aquaponics – Making the most of water resources in food production

Nick Ritar Matt Herbert

10.30am

Why pasture cropping is such a big deal. This will be followed by an inspection of the pasture cropping site L47

11.00am

How natural beekeeping creates resilient bees

1.00pm

Dung beetles: natural alternative to fertiliser

3.00pm

Future farmers: the power of school gardens

Costa Georgiadis

3.30pm

Biofertilizer DIY: go to the shed, not the shop

Nick Ritar + Costa Georgiadis

Bruce Maynard Tim Malfroy John Feehan

SATURDAY 9.30am

How to use grazing to regenerate soil, pastures and profits

10.00am

Talking crap: how humanure can build fertility

10.30am

How natural beekeeping creates resilient bees

11.00am

How soil health determines the health of the whole community Dr Carole Hungerford

1.00pm

Regenerative agriculture

1.30pm

Future farmers: the power of school gardens

3.00pm

Aquaponics – Making the most of water resources in food production

Bruce Ward Nick Ritar Tim Malfroy

Nick Ritar

3.30pm

The pollination crisis and creating a bee garden

4.00pm

Biofertilizer DIY: go to the shed, not the shop

Costa Georgiadis Matt Herbert Tim Malfroy

Nick Ritar + Costa Georgiadis

Thank you to Milkwood Permaculture for their assistance in organising the speakers for this year’s event

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S t r a w b a l e B u i l d i n g L e c t u re s - L 3 9 FRIDAY Time

Topic

Speaker

9.30am

Short movie – The Loess Plateau in China has been dubbed the most eroded place on earth. Come and see a short DVD on the amazing rehabilitation project that transformed a destroyed ecosystem nearly twice the size of Mid-Western Regional Council.

Loess Plateau restoration project – short movie

10.00am

Carbon farming and trading – get an update from the pioneers of this emerging industry – understand some of the lingo, what is a carbon farm plan? How do you grow, hold and sell soil carbon? Early adopters catch the opportunities!

Louisa Kiely Carbon Farmers of Australia

11.00am

Healthy homes. How do electromagnetic fields, radiation, paints, building materials and all the things in our homes and workspaces affect our health? The World Health Organisation states that about 75pct of all diseases are caused by environmental factors... And most of us spend 90pc of our time indoors. Come and hear how to make a home or workspace healthy for us to work, create, rest and recover.

Joachim Herrmann Building Biology

12 noon

A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in New England, NSW, bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant. All fruits retain their own individuality, with staggered ripening times.

Kerry West – The Fruit Salad Tree Company

12.30pm

Straw bale home? Come and hear why straw bale construction is better to for your health, your pocket and the environment. Frank Thomas will take you through a slide show of beautiful homes made from straw bales.

Frank Thomas – Yesterday Today Tomorrow Straw Bale Construction

1.30pm

Simple, sustainable straw bale: one owner-builder’s experience. Topics covered include: simple passive-solar design techniques for an inexpensive, comfortable, and energy-efficient home; the pros and cons of load-bearing straw bale walls; the earthy beauty of straw bale buildings; natural renders and paints; composting toilets and on-site grey-water treatment with reed beds. Questions encouraged! Samantha Madell

2.30pm

Teach your animals to eat weeds and be more productive. Find out how short and long term health and productivity of livestock can change with different handling techniques.

Bruce Maynard Stress Free Stockmanship

3.30pm

Short movie – Pasture and no kill cropping, solar powered farm ute, sowing crops with solar energy. Come and see one of the short movie clips on inspiring local farms in the district.

Short movies Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Continuous Join Ausbale. Ausbale is the industry association promoting the Art and Science of Straw Bale Building. Ausbale is for building industry professionals, researchers, owner builders, and interested people who are keen to be part of the growing movement towards better, smarter, ecologically sustainable, non-toxic and beautiful buildings.

Ausbale

Watershed Landcare Straw Bale office. Come and take a look.

SATURDAY 9.00am

Short movie – The Loess Plateau in China has been dubbed the most eroded place on earth. Come and see a short DVD on the amazing rehabilitation project that transformed a destroyed ecosystem nearly twice the size of Mid-Western Regional Council.

Loess Plateau restoration project - short movie

9.30am

Backyard chooks, and your own eggs. Mike Byron, moderator and medical advisor for online, Backyard Poultry, will explain what you need to get started, what breed to buy and how to house, feed and care for your chooks to eep them happy, healthy and producing eggs.

Mike Byron

10.30am

Teach your animals to eat weeds and be more productive. Find out how short and long term health and productivity of livestock can change with different handling techniques.

Bruce Maynard Stress Free Stockmanship

11.30am

Livestock prices too high? Don’t worry about it. Come and hear why balancing your grass, money and livestock inventories is the secret to successful livestock marketing.There are three areas of marketing each with their own. “rules”. Grahame from KLR Marketing can teach you about each of them so you can maximise the return for your product in your area.

Grahame Rees KLR Marketing

12.30pm

Dung beetles. 28 million cattle in Australia drop 1/2 million tonnes of dung every day. Dung can sit in the paddock for many years, but with the help of these little creatures, can be buried in less than 48 hours. Reduce flies and parasites, build soil fertility and grow carbon. Come and learn all about dung beetles from a recognised authority on dung beetles John Feehan in Australia and the world – John Feehan. SOILCAM

1.30pm

A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in New England, NSW bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant. All fruits retain their own individuality, with staggered ripening times.

Kerry West - The Fruit Salad Tree Company

2.00pm

Straw bale home. Come and hear why straw bale construction is better to for your health, your pocket and the environment. Frank Thomas will take you through a slide show of beautiful homes made from straw bales.

Frank Thomas Yesterday Today Tomorrow Straw Bale Construction

3.00pm

Healthy homes. How do electromagnetic fields, radiation, paints, building materials and all the things in our homes and workspaces affect our health? The World Health Organisation states that about 75pc of all diseases are caused by environmental factors... And most of us spend 90pc of our time indoors. Come and hear how to make a home or workspace healthy for us to work, create, rest and recover.

4.00pm

Short movie – Pasture and no kill cropping, solar powered farm ute, sowing crops with solar energy. Come and see one of the short movie clips on inspiring local farms in the district.

Continuous Join Ausbale. Ausbale is the industry association promoting the Art and Science of Straw Bale Building. Ausbale is for building industry professionals, researchers, owner builders, and interested people who are keen to be part of the growing movement towards better, smarter, ecologically sustainable, non-toxic and beautiful buildings.

Joachim Herrmann Building Biology Short movies Regenerative Agriculture Practices

Ausbale

Watershed Landcare Straw Bale office. Come and take a look.

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Kids’ & Family Activities What

When

Where

See clever dogs rounding up sheep Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trials. Three events across two days with about 120 dogs participating

7.30am start, run all day

L31

Can your pet dog jump through a hoop and run through a barrel? Agility and Obedience Dogs – Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre. Agility and tricks demonstration

9.30am, 2.00pm

L48, 431

10.00am til 12.00 noon, 1.00pm til 3.00pm

L38

See what you can teach your dog Obedience dogs – Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club. Beginners and Advanced dog training demonstrations

10.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm, 4.00pm

L32, 641

Help build a scarecrow Join in and build a scarecrow. Entrants are encouraged to bring along themed clothing and props for building their masterpiece

10.30am til 12.00 noon

L1

Learn to fish and maybe catch one Experience fishing on the dam – sessions open to all ages. Bookings at site L38 (NSW Fisheries)

Brave dogs perform amazing tricks Dogs will jump through the hoop of fire, weather permitting (Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club) 11.00am, 3.00pm

L32, 641

Can your dog do this? Obedience Demonstration – Beginner to Advanced Classes (Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre)

11.30am, 4.00pm

L48, 431

See boys and girls dressing up Fashion Parades – Supported by Essential Energy and Pages Event Hire. The fashion parades will showcase a variety of what’s available in clothing accessories from our exhibitors on site. Entry is free

12.00 noon, 2.00pm

L36

Dogs that could join a circus Amazing tricks and fun games with dogs (Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club)

4.00pm

L32, 641

Come and see The Wild Thing Wild about Reading Show with the Cudgegong Learning Community (CLC).The Wild Thing will be present during the day to entertain children and emphasise the importance of reading with young children 10.00 am, 1.00 pm Join the circus Circus and Interactive Skills Workshops with the CLC

35 & 36

11.00 am til 12.30 pm 1.30pm til 3.00 pm

35 & 36

Face painting with Essential Energy You can be painted as your favorite animal or even Superman

Times displayed on day

124-126

Get up close to your favourite baby animal Animal nursery, hands on farm animal nursery A display of very interesting animals for the kids to see and pat

Continuous

L27, 745

Do you like to read Reading Nook, story telling for infants/primary with the CLC

35 & 36

Make a badge or make some craft Art/craft activities, badge making, face painting with the CLC

35 & 36

Fun things to do with cups Speed stacking with the CLC

35 & 36

More fun than hide and seek A mystery game for children around the field days site with the CLC

35 & 36

Come and hear a story about Danny the Drip Waste in the Water Catchment. A narrative story of a character called Danny the Drip. This is designed to teach children about the impact of all sorts of waste on the water catchment and environmental sustainability (CLC)

35 & 36

Win a fishing rod “Perchy” Fishing Education Trailer. Fishing rod competition for children. Up-to-date information on recreational fishing

L38

See very big horses and really big cows On display will be cattle, sheep, goats, alpacas, poultry, dogs, horses

Livestock Road

See the man who can make dogs do as he says Working dog demonstrations with Winona Kelpie stud

L30, 559

Feed a baby goat and give them a pat Leaning Oak goat dairy will have baby goats available for children to mingle with, pat and feed

L46

Big old tractors puffing smoke The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be demonstrating a tractor pull, balance beam, static and working engines, various types of machinery, steam engines and more

L17

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Yo u r G u i d e t o F r e e I n f o r m a t i o n a n d D e m o n s t r a t i o n s Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July (Subject to change without notice)

Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

AGRICULTURE AGRONOMY, LAND MANAGEMENT & CONSERVATION 8.30am til 10.00am, 2.00 til 4.30 pm

Agronomists will be available to answer questions (DPI)

L15

10.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm

Scythe use and sharpening demonstrations. Display in DPI plots.

L15

Lecture Program

Quality pastures and fodders the key to livestock production (DPI)

10.30 am

Neil Griffiths – Technical Specialist Pastures – How to make top quality hay and silage for animal growth production.

L15

11.15 am

Lester McCormick – Technical Specialist Pastures – Maximising pasture quality and quantity to optimise animal productivity

L15

12.00 noon

Neil Griffiths – Technical Specialist Pastures – Preventing haystack fires and hay nutrient loss due to heat.

L15

Continuous

Test kits available – water, soil, worms, olive oil – Diagnostic and Analytical Lab (DPI)

L16

The Rural Support program will have a representative in attendance (DPI)

L16

Eric Elliott, Tocal Ag College, will answer enquiries on the courses on offer including rural traineeships, skills recognition programs and PROfarm short courses.Tocal publications on display.

L16

EverTrain® is a Future Farm Industry CRC project that focuses on designing and delivering training programs to meet growing demand for flexible, on-line education in Australia. Training includes salinity concepts and management, soil biology, soil carbon and climate risk management.

L16

Mid-Western Regional Council Noxious Weeds – Weed display, identification, control and programs in Mudgee region

L16

Grain storage – See what happens to underground stored grain at the Grain Tunnel.

L14

Agronomy Plots, a living classroom – Examples of perennial and annual legumes, perennial temperate and tropical grasses, forage crops and native grasses. Permanent plots with a variety of planted examples.

L15

Feed Quality – Pasture, forage crops, and feed product information. Find out how to get your feed products tested and how to estimate how much feed there is in a paddock (DPI)

L15

Haystack fires – Learn about heated hay. See what burning hay looks like before the flames (DPI)

L15

AQUACULTURE 10.00am til 12.00 noon, 1.00pm til 3.00pm

Experience fishing on the dam – sessions open to all ages. Bookings at site L38 (NSW Fisheries)

L38

Continuous

“Perchy” Fishing Education Trailer. Fishing rod competition for children. Up-to-date information on recreational fishing

L38

Compost turner in action! Come and see a hand-made compost turner built with “off-the-shelf” parts using plans downloaded from the Internet This will be followed by a talk from Andrew Bowman of Living Earth Supplies

L41

COMPOST 10.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm FENCING 10.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm 10.00am, 12.30pm, 3.00pm

Demonstrations of OneSteel Waratah fencing products Fencing demonstration by John Price of Price Fencing. Fence design selection for different stock and terrain. There will also be a talk on fancy front entrances for your property. Visitor participation is encouraged.

219, 220 L4

HORTICULTURE / VITICULTURE / TREES 10.30am, 1.00pm

Processing House Hold Waste (DPI)

10.30am, 1.30pm

Hazelnuts – Safe investment

10.30am, 2.00pm

Pruning – Grape vines and fruit trees (DPI)

11.00am, 2.30pm

Figs/Pomegranates/Quince – Old is New Again (DPI)

L6

11.30am, 2.00pm

Fruit Trees and Your Vegie garden (DPI)

L6

12.00 noon, 3.00pm

Hazelnuts – Machine harvesting demo

L7

12.30pm

Evaporation Science – Weather Station

L7

Continuous

Hazelnut Nursery

L7

Living Earth Garden Supplies

L7

Pests and Diseases – Neglected Orchards (DPI)

L7

Food Safety – NSW Food Authority

L7

Cider Apples – Taste test (DPI)

L7

Lawn – Types (DPI) Dubbo Forest Nursery – Display of native and some exotic trees and shrubs. Limited tubestock sales

L7 L7 L10, L6

L7 L16

LANDCARE Fri 9.00am til 3.00pm

Dunedoo Coolah Landcare – Simon Ferguson. See a corrugated iron sculpture from the Dunedoo Woodland Learning Centre

Fri 12.00 noon

Winner announced for the Mudgee Schools Property Planning Competition (CWCMA)

L19

Fri 12.20pm

Jane Crystal (CWCMA ) launch of the CWCMA photographic competition 2011

L19

Fri 12.30pm

Champions of the Catchment Awards winner announcement. The awards recognise the successful efforts of dedicated individuals, schools, local government, community groups, who will be rewarded for their natural resource achievements

L19

Fri 12.45pm

CWCMA Interactive display with Property Planning theme. Topic, People – Cultural heritage display of tools and items that are being made by knowledge holders today – taste traditional foods

L19

Continuous

Promotion of latest incentive funding available in the Central West CMA

L19

CWCMA Interactive display. Soils – Assistance provided to landholders to identify their soils and ldevelop management options. Soil samples can be tested on the day

L19

L8

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Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

LANDCARE (con’td) Continuous

Demonstration of electric quad bike.The bike has been converted from petrol to electricity as part of the Central West CMA soil carbon project.

L19

No-Kill Pasture Cropping – living demonstration (Watershed Landcare)

L47

Watershed Landcare. Learn about some of the projects and field days – become a member today!

L8

Join a Grazing Group – quarterly forum for local graziers (Watershed Landcare)

L8

No-till disc seeder, native grass seed harvester, pneumatic post-driver with compressor and trailer all for hire – Watershed Landcare

L8

Plant Identification – from your paddock / bushland – bring along a specimen to the Watershed Landcare “botanist/grazier,” Christine McRae (bring a good sample, including leaves/roots/stems/flowers/seeds if possible)

L8

Waterwise Garden (Watershed Landcare) – come and see garden plants that aren’t thirsty!

L8

Serrated Tussock and the innocent native bystanders. Learn how to spot the difference with live plants at Watershed Landcare. Find out about assistance available for control.

L8

LIFESTYLE ALTERNATIVE BUILDING Continuous

Strawbale building techniques demonstration.

L40

Rammed Earth builder, Justin Penney will demonstrate the construction of rammed earth walls.

L42

The Owner Builder magazine – full range of books, merchandise and back issues of magazine on sale. Materials covered include mud brick, rammed earth, straw bale, timber, corrugated tin.

D17

COOKING Continuous, times displayed on day

Cooking demonstration at the Essential Energy site.

124-126

FASHION PARADES Daily 12.00 noon and 2.00pm

Fashion Parades – Supported by Essential Energy and Pages Event Hire. The fashion parades will showcase a variety of what’s available in clothing accessories from exhibitors on site. Entry is free

L36

GARDENING 10.00am, 1.00pm

Rose pruning (DPI)

10.30am, 1.30pm

Transform household waste into fertiliser for your garden. Worm farms, Bokashi Bin, Composting small, medium and large scale. Create your very own mini food forest and microclimate with a wide range of plants, bare rooted trees, clumping bamboo and berries available. The $200 + 2hr No-Dig Veggie Garden – start growing the easy veggies today (Tamara Bowman of Living Earth Supplies)

Continuous

Permanent display of different types of vegetable gardens, ideas for your own vegetable gardens

L8

Jackie from Horticultural Highlights will be discussing, answering queries, giving ideas about gardening, including landscaping, mulching, composting

L8

Ann McDonald from the Lavender Station will be available to provide information and answer queries on lavender. There are various types of lavender on display in the lavender plots (supported by Merriwa Nursery)

L9

L7

L7 & L8

PIONEER WAY Continuous

The Mudgee Historical Society / Colonial Inn Museum will be displaying a restored 1950 model Austin A40 Utility which was manufactured in England and imported to Australia. There will also be a photographic display of old Mudgee buildings

L21, 542

The Gulgong Historical Society will be displaying a small hand operated printing press, kitchen, building and farming equipment sewing and washing machines, ice chest and a restored sulky – all from the early 1900s

L21, 542

RENEWABLE ENERGY and EFFICIENCIES Continuous

Rural connections information at Essential Energy

124-126

Energy efficiency with Essential Energy

124-126

SAFETY AND HEALTH 10.00am, 2.00pm

Coates Hire will be running workshops discussing licensing requirements and their training cababilities

Continuous – times displayed on day FarmSafety / Vegetation Presentations with Essential Energy

124-126

Essential Energy Field Team Displays

124-126

Safety around the farm – presented by Essential Energy

124-126

Safety around the home – presented by Essential Energy Continuous

225-225A

First Aid – St John Ambulance Australia Australian Breastfeeding Association Baby Change and Feed Room is available for carers of babies and small children, needing a place to change, feed or just simply rest with the children.

124-126 Centre Ring Near L36

Mudgee Mens Shed – Members will be present to discuss the finer points of the shed, the concept, how it operates, special features. Visitors will be able to look through the shed and see the woodworking rooms, computer room, education rooms that are available.

L34, 514

Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group – Information available

L34, 514

Fire And Rescue NSW – Mudgee, will be on display

L43

STONE WALLS 11.00am, 2.00pm

Dry stone wall and demonstration with Maurice Berry (sessions go for 20 mins)

L8

WINES Continuous

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The Mudgee Wine Industry invites field day guests to The Mudgee Wine Bar to sample a variety of Mudgee Wines at stand L36. A $15 lunch showcasing our regional produce will be available including your choice of a glass of wine

L36

Taste Mudgee’s finest wines with our local produce. Discover more about food and wine matching

L36


Yo u r G u i d e t o F r e e I n f o r m a t i o n a n d D e m o n s t r a t i o n s Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July (Subject to change without notice)

Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

WOOD WORKING Continuous

Demonstrations will include turning Wooden Pens, Small Bowls, Goblets and computerised routered timber signs (orders taken on the day).

L5, 433

LIVESTOCK Continuous

Animal nursery, hands on farm animal nursery – A display of very interesting animals for the kids to see and pat.

L27, 745

Launching of the Livestock Health and Pest Authority Small Farm booklet for small landholders (free for all small landholders)

L23, 548

Rangers will be onsite for information regarding mice control (Livestock Health and Pest Authority)

L23, 548

Controlling pest animals on small farms and urban areas with the Livestock Health and Pest Authority

L23, 548

ALPACAS 10.00am, 2.00pm

Knit Alpaca, come and learn to knit with alpaca fibre. (Australian Alpaca Assoc, NSW CWR)

L29, 661

Continuous

Australian Alpaca Assoc, NSW CWR will have a large number of breeders with their livestock on display Spinning Demonstrations, alpacas for sale, products and crafts for sale (Australian Alpaca Assoc, NSW CWR)

L29, 661 L29, 661

BUTCHERY 10.30am start

Forequarter and hindquater of beef and Lamb – view the butchers of S and S Meats breaking down a forequarter and a hindquarter of beef and lamb Recipe tips also available

L12

Fri 2.30pm, Sat 12.00 noon

Bill Lawson of McDonald Lawson Stock and Station Agents – Let the experts explain organising butchery of your own stock and the benefits.

L12

CATTLE “Producing Profitable Beef Females. Do you understand your females?” (DPI)

L25

10.00am, 1.00pm

Maximising herd fertility. Feminine Cows

L25

10.30am, 1.30pm

Weaning – a tool to manage fertility.

L25

11.30am, 2.30pm

Weaner heifers – investing in the future

L25

12.00 noon, 3.00pm

Replacement females – maintaining a profitable herd

L25

Continuous

More beef from pastures

L25

General feeding and nutrition of your cattle?

L25

Utilising NLIS on farm.

L25

General management and marketing advice. The cattle breeds on display this year will be Galloway, Charolais, Dexter, Limousin, Square Meatres, Highland

L25 Livestock Road

DOGS 7.30am start, run all day

Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trials. Three events across two days with about 120 dogs participating

9.30am, 2.00pm

Agility and Obedience Dogs – Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre. Agility and tricks demonstration

L31 L48, 431

10.00am, 12.00 noon, 2.00pm, 4.00pm Obedience dogs – Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club. Beginners and Advanced dog training demonstrations

L32, 641

11.00am, 3.00pm

Dogs will jump through the hoop of fire, weather permitting (Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club)

L32, 641

11.30am, 4.00pm

Obedience Demonstration – Beginner to Advanced Classes (Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre)

L48, 431

4.00pm

Amazing tricks and fun games with dogs (Mudgee and District Kennel and Obedience Club)

L32, 641

Continuous

Working Dog demonstrations with Winona Kelpie Stud

L30, 559

GOATS 11.15am, 2.45pm

Goat milking demonstration by Leaning Oak Goat Dairy. Onlookers can have a turn at milking

12.00 noon Getting started, 12.45pm Cutting the curd, 2.15pm Hooping the cheese. Goats milk Camembert cheesemaking demonstration by Leaning Oak Goat Dairy Cheese tasting and purchases Continuous

Mohair Australia Limited (Western Region) will have Angora Goats on display. Spinning demonstrations, Mohair products, goats milk soap, publications on the goat industry. Representatives will be available to answer any enquiries

L46 L46 L26, 653

Leaning Oak Goat Dairy will have baby goats available for children to mingle with, pat and feed

L46

NLIS goats with the Livestock Health and Pest Authority

L23

General NLIS Information for goats (DPI) The goat breeds on display this year will be Angora and various dairy breeds

L25 Livestock Road

HORSES 10.00am, 2.00pm

Harnessing to a vehicle and demonstration driving. (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc)

L22, 746

11.00am, 2.00pm

Clydesdale and Shire horse exhibition – Pauline Mitchell and Maurice Irvine will be presenting demonstrations and education sessions on these breeds of heavy horse’s, their care, preparation for show, history and working ability

L22, 747

12.00 noon, 3.00pm

Foot Trimming (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc)

L22, 746

1.00pm

Discussion of the breed standards for different breeds of heavy horse (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc)

L22, 746

2.00pm

Harnessing to low chains for ploughing (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc)

L22, 746

Continuous

Draught horse members will be discussing heavy horses and their associated problems and advantages (Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc)

L22, 746

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Yo u r G u i d e t o F r e e I n f o r m a t i o n a n d D e m o n s t r a t i o n s Unless stated, free information and demonstrations will be held on both Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July (Subject to change without notice)

Time

Free Information and Demonstration Topic

Map Location

POULTRY Continuous

Poultry display organised by Pat Birchall. The display will include many popular breeds of poultry.

L28, 744

SHEEP “Running Sheep Simply on Small Farms” (DPI)

L25

9.30am, 12.30pm

“Going into Sheep: Breeding and feeding for profit”. The basics of what first-time sheep producers might need to know in order to have a productive, efficient and profitable sheep enterprise. Practical demonstrations will be given during the day on fat scoring, handling, ram soundness and pregnancy scanning demonstrations. (Jane Kelly – District Livestock Officer, Allan Casey – Sheep Breeding Specialist) L25

11.00am, 2.00pm

“Good seasons and no worries? Not always...” focus on the recent management and health issues that sheep flocks have faced in districts with the excellent seasonal conditions experienced during the past year. Various issues that may be problematic for pregnancy and lambing this year will also be discussed, including strategies that will help producers overcome these potential problems . (Jane Kelly – District Livestock Officer, Allan Casey – Sheep Breeding Specialist) L25

Continuous

General management and marketing advice (DPI)

L25

General NLIS Information for sheep (DPI)

L25

General feeding and nutrition of your sheep (DPI)

L25

NLIS Sheep with the Livestock Health and Pest Authority

L23

Wild dog control with the Livestock Health and Pest Authority The sheep breeds on display this year will be Merino, Wiltipoll, black and coloured

L23 Livestock Road

MACHINERY, VEHICLES, AVIATION 11.00am, 2.00pm

Demonstration of fire crew winching techniques for remote fire fighting with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mudgee. NPWS reserves and conservation info

12.00 noon

The (CVAMC) grand parade

L17

12.30pm

There will be a vintage grading demonstration reminding spectators of how our roads and other construction work was done all those years ago (CVAMC)

L17

Continuous

Various aircraft on display including the Australian designed and manufactured Jabiru, plus imported models including Xair and Alegro-organise a trial flight on the day (Mudgee Aero Club)

L18

L40

The Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club will be showcasing their range of engineering wonders of yesteryear. The theme for this years feature engines and tractors will be Australian made.Tractor pull, balance beam, static and working engines, various types of machinery, steam engines and more. The club promote all aspects of antique machinery and its restoration. L17 Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club, Vintage and Veteran cars on display

L44

The Cudgegong Cruisers will have cars on display

L44

Information on straw bale building BUILDING with straw bales uses renewable materials that are otherwise a waste product from crop production. The benefits are the bales give extremely high levels of insulation and save energy as the completed building requires less energy to heat and cool. Ausbale is the peak straw bale building group for the industry in Australia and organises the demonstrations and information available at the field day. Builders such as industry veteran, Frank Thomas, and Sam Vivers are on hand to give practical demonstrations of the techniques involved and explain the advantages of these buildings. Straw bale building courses are conducted at AREC on the field days site and participants have travelled from as far as New Zealand. The course and the training site is possibly the only one of it's type in Australia. For more information about learning to build with straw bales see www.arec.com.au for course information.

Rammed earth wall construction demonstration LOCAL Mudgee builder, Justin Penney, and his wall construction team will be starting work on rammed earth walls across the two days of the event this year. The stabilised walls give buildings high thermal mass and an earthy tone. Local concrete and landscape material supplier, Hi-Tech Concrete, has provided the materials for the project which when complete will feature polished concrete floors and cast in situ bench tops. These uses of concrete and associated materials are becoming more common and visiting the demonstration will give an insight into the flexibility of materials such as concrete, aggregates and cement in a sustainable building.

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List of Exhibitors Exhibitor Name

Site

1st Mudgee Scouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 A & A Worm Farm Waste System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 A & L Cunningham Transportable Homes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D15 A & M Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 307 A Dawn Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B17 AAA Quality Socks & Hosiery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237, 238 ABLE Sewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V21 Adhar Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 666 Aeropelican Air Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C32 Ahmad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 660 Aidacare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 440 Airlock Portable Food Vacuum Sealer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V17 Ajay Fibreglass T/as Duraplas Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 349 All Saints College Bathurst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A20 All Stake Supply Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 524 Amanda Grace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B21 Amazing Soaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D24 Ambanc Leather & Nauticals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A12 Ana Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B4, B6 Animal Nursery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L27, 745 Aprilla Grids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 554 Aqualife Consultants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Art Of Espresso Coffee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C3 Aspect Civil And Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V14 Atlantic Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 438 Auger Power Wheels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 561 Aus-Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 347 Aussie Magic Heat Packs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D3 Aussie Pro Chainsaws . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Aussie Rural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Aussie Shade & Hot Houses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 456 Australian Alpaca Assoc, NSW CWR . . . . . . . . . . . . . L29, 661, 661A Australian Alpaca Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B25 Australian Breastfeeding Association. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L36 Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc . . . . . . . . . L22, 746 Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L7 Australian Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C30 Australian Knitting Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Australian Leather Seal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Australian Native Landscapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 532 B & H Imports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 BA Stewart Eng Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 634 Baidland Hill Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 652 Barbara Hall Jewellery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D8 Bay Audio Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A3 Beattie Insulators Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Bellstone & Slate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V25 Bendigo Country Clothing (Stockrider). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 567 Bepco Tractor Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213 Better Lifestyle Trading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C6, C8 Betty And Lola . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A18 Big Event Scooter Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . cnr Rd G Bikeworx Mudgee Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113, 114 BioSeptic Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A30 BJ Enterprises & Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D19 Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders Assoc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556 Blowes Menswear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127, 232 Bosca Log Splitter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406 Briar Grove Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421 Brindley Black Steel Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 562 Bruce Nies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209 BTW Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 342 Bunnings Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211

Exhibitor Name Site Bushmans Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 333, 334 BW & MJ Salt – Opal Jewellery / Vickers Fudge & Confectionary C11 Callipari / Ned Kelly Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V12 Calrossy Anglican School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 564 Candy Man – Lectran Ignition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509 Central West Catchment Management Authority. . . . . . . . . . L19, 541 Central West Limousin Promotional Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651 Central West Sheds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 348 Central West Water Drillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 449 Centrelink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343 Chesterfield Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 531, 531A Choice Shearing Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Chris Laurence Rustic Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 Chrissy Reversibles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B29 Clark Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 502 Clean N Free Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C18, C20 Clearwater Tanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Clipex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111, 112 Coates Hire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225, 225A Cobbadah Silversmiths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A5 Colombo Icecream. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5 Commercial Helicopters (Aust) Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Road G Cooks Gap Bushfire Brigade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F7 Coona Country Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C28 Cooyal Bushfire Brigade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F4 Cottage Ceramics – Bottle Clocks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V18 Country All Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B12 Creamy Kruiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F2 Crunchy Nuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 662 Cub Campers Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 Cudgegong Cruisers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L44 Cudgegong Learning Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 36 Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L17 Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L44 Cutabove Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 458 Dean Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 560, 560A Delectables Coffee & Homemade Treats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C4 Deltawater Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Dexter Group Of Sydney (DCAI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 645 Diamond Marketers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A8, B13, V9 Digga Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 Dinki Di Fudge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A28 Discount Variety Direct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 425, 426 DMR Sheds Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 328 Don The Tool Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Dowling’s Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B9 Duncan Stockcrates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306 Dust N Boots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 557 East Wind Tractors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 Ecosmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 427 EGR Trailers Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 El-Gra Engineering Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228A Elgas Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457 Emu Natural . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A21 Emu Oil Products (Blue Gum) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18A Enviropro Alternatives Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 563 Espresso Leeson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C1 Essential Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124-126 Eurolux Australia Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 Exception Enterprises Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . B3, B5, C24, D16, D18 Exotic Filled Candy & Licorice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 Farmers Marketing Network Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A35 Fence-Line Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 461

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List of Exhibitors Exhibitor Name

Site

Field & Stream Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V23 Fifty 8 George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C13 Fire And Rescue NSW – Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L43 Firearm Safety & Training Council Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547 First National Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Flowline Commercial Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 327 Fodder Solutions / Saddlery by Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Fruit Salad Tree Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Funky Fudge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A9 Furney’s Building & Plumbing Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 339, 340 G & C Manufacturing Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 446, 447 Galloways Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750 Gao’s Chinese Acupuncture / Massage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V10 GBS Tools & Hardware Supplies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 511 Genuine American Brands (boots & workwear). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Genzon Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B20 Glanna Merino Stud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 658, 659 Gleannholme Square Meaters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 752 Grace Peso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A25 Grange Vale Wiltipoll Stud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 657 Great Aussie Campers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 341 Guide Dogs NSW/ACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D32 Gulf Western Oil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414 Gulgong Historical Society Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L21, 542 H E Silos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 Handcrafted Jewellery by Jenny Richardson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D25 Hargraves Public School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F6 Harvey Norman Electrics Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A13, A15 Hawker Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D14 Health Station Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C29, C31 Hitchmaster Rope Winch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 HNS Imports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 Homestead Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B27 Hornsby Bee Keeping Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B22 Horsley Wholesale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 420 Horticultural Highlights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L8 Husqvarna & Oregon Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 455 i Health Saunas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D4, D6 Icecream By Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Inwestwood Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 Iris Levy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 665 Its Cashmere.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A10 James Coolrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Jamieson Family Trust T/as Super Sealer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B34 Jan & Tony Austin Designs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D2 Jarrett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 451 Jay & S Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 454 Just Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B30, B32 Kady Associates (Yazzii Storage Solutions) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C10 Kanga Loaders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508A Keidra Woodworks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 672 Kennys Mudgee Honey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 679 Kentan Machinery Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316, 317 Kerin Engineering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 424 King Craft Tools Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214, 214A Kingsman Collection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V22 Kinross Wolaroi School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B10 Kitome Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B19 Kleva Sharp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V7, 326 Knox Grammar School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D11, D13 Kookaburra Herbal Skincare & Kookaburra Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Land & Property Management Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 569 Landmark Operations Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 323, 324, 428

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Langswear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 Latex Bedding Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V3 Laucke Mills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 335 Lavender Rose Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A6 Leaning Oak Goat Dairy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L46 Leathermate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A7 Livestock Health & Pest Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L23, 548 Living Earth Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L7 Living Water Wheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313A Lizard Moleskin Jeans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 LJW Solar Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Lucas Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 518 Lucknow Skin Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 568 M T Crowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 Mackillop College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A24 Magic Pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A27, 305 Marchant Engineering Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 416 Margaret Cane Clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D28, D30 Marianne Bunning Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B26 Maurice Berry Rockwall Sculpture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L8 Maxfit Gloves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A14 McAlpine Pools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 McAtool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V4 McCallum Made Chicken Tractors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 345 Medowie Macadamias . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Mega Cheap Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 401, 401A Metalcorp Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107, 207 Mick’s Motorcycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Mid-Western Regional Council – Noxious Weeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . L16 Milkwood Permaculture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L36 Milnes Of Mudgee – Caterers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D22 Minaloo Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A32 Mirinee Wool Quilts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680 Mistydowns. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Mohair Australia Limited (Western Region) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L26, 653 Mortel / PeeDee Sheepskins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Mossko Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B28, C27 Mr Nice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 432 Muddy Puddles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C16 Mudgee & District Kennel & Obedience Club . . . . . . . . . . . . L32, 641 Mudgee & Gulgong Woodworkers Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L5, 433 Mudgee Aero Club Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L18 Mudgee Brewing Company Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . F3 Pavilion Kitchen Mudgee CRT Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116-122, 221, 222 Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group . . . . . . . . . L34, 514 Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L48, 431 Mudgee Historical Soc Inc / Colonial Inn Museum . . . . . . . . L21, 542 Mudgee Honda Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436, 437 Mudgee Honey Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V33, 633 Mudgee Machinery Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310, 412 Mudgee Men’s Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L34, 514 Mudgee Region Tourism Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L36 Mudgee Wine & Grape Growers Assoc Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L36 Mulawa Arabian Stud And Pure Tasmania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A19 NA Auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 Nanna’s Toy Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 675 Nathan Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304A National Poly Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337, 338 National Stockyard Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 544, 545, 643, 644 Natural Hand Knits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V2A Nature Conservation Trust of NSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D31 New Century Ceramics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D12 New England Girls School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C23


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Niagara Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B8 Nick Nack Gallery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 NRMA – Mobile Member Centre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 NSW Department of Primary Industries – Agronomy . . . . . . L15, L16 NSW Department of Primary Industries – Dubbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . L16 NSW Department Of Primary Industries – Horticulture . . . . . . . . . . L7 NSW Department Of Primary Industries – Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . L25 NSW Farmers’ Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V8 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . L40 Nutorious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20A Nutrisoil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 Ollie & Max . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B11 Olsson Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 553 Orange Farm Hardware Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Original Sheepskin Ugg Boots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Ozhatz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 570 Parkes Steel Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Parklands Power Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 413 Parslow’s Furniture Restorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A26 Pashom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C26 Pearls Actually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C25 Penney Constructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L42 Penrith Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Poultry Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L28, 744 Price Farm Machinery Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 503-507 Price Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L4 Professional Nibbler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439A ProWay Livestock Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 450 Quantum Eco Hot Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419 Quik Corp Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 439 Rangs Magic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C14 Rebel Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 459 Red River Stockyards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 534, 535, 536 Reln Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 410, 411 Remlap Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 670 Renaissance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Retract-a-Fence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 448 RGP Steel Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329, 330 Rhino Water Tanks & Liners Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 566 Richmond Motorcycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229 Robson Toolking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 443, 444, 445 Rpc Promo Pty Ltd / Superwrench / Magic Pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . 429 S & S Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L12 Salstrip Ultimate Vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 325 Salts of the Himalayas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 546 Scone Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403 Scythes Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L15 Seasol Commercial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 418 Shannons Insurance Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A17 Shearing Supplies NSW Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 331, 332 Shelving Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 663 Small Farms Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Snedden’s Fencing Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 415 So Simple Solutions – Eco Pot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V13, V35, 564A Sock Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 671 Solar Pumping Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 452, 453 Solar Shop Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A33 Solar West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Solartronics Gate Controllers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 Sota Tractors Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 Southern Cross Mowers Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 223 Southern Cross Saddlery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A1 Soxxenjoxx Factory Outlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 677, 678, 407, 408

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Site

St Johns Fryery – St Johns the Baptist Church. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F8 St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C17 Step Forward Orthotics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C9 Stewart Metalwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 664 Stoneline Cookware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V27 Strictly Workwear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202 Studio Menswear & Style For Women. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A4 Sun-Power Auto Gates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 346 Super Tool Australia Trust . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208A Super Wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V34 Sweet & Sour Licorice / Aust Chilli Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319, 674 Talgai Olives (Olivique) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D5 Tall Poppy Gourmet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C12 Taonga Garden Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V21A Telstra Country Wide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B14, B16, B18 Tens Relief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D29 The Armidale School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C19 The Coffee Float - JG & M Imrie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C2 The Grape Alternative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D10 The Grog Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V18A The King’s School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D7 The Land Newspaper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 402 The Lavender Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L9 The Owner Builder magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D17 The Scots School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D27 The Shed Company Mudgee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V24 Thinkwater Mudgee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205, 205A, 206 TJM Equipped Dubbo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210 TNN Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Tracserv Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 521 True Blue Goo Pty Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 435 Tullymore & Lisborne Park Clydesdale & Shire Horse Studs . . . L22, 747 Turner Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V5 Tyre Torq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102A Uniboom Spraying Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 533 Vanilla Vogue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V16A Veezy Picture Framing Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A11 Vermeer Sales & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314 Vickers Fudge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D34 Violet Hills Charolais . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 649 Visual Art Picture Framing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V32 Volvo Commercial Vehicles Sydney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 640 Waratah Fencing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219, 220 Watermin Drillers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 Watershed Landcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L8 Watson Tractors Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344 Weed Gunnel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C15 Weedtechnics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 344A Weedwakka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Wentworth Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C5, C7 Western Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 754 Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trial. L31 Western Wardrobes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A29 Whippi Alloy Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 501 Whitlands Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 519 Whole Body Vibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D23 Windsor Spa & Outdoor Centre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . V6 Wingara Stud Steel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 417 Winona Merino & Kelpie Studs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L30, 559 Woodfired Pizza Shed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F5 Woolerina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B31 WorkCover NSW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204 Yesteryear Plantations Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Oils . . . . . . . . . . . 460 YLAD Living Soils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 523

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P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product 4WDs & Equipment

Great Aussie Campers Salstrip Ultimate Vehicles TJM Equipped Dubbo Hitchmaster Rope Winch Parklands Power Products The Shed Company Mudgee Tyre Torq Cub Campers Pty Ltd EGR Trailers Pty Ltd True Blue Goo Pty Ltd Airlock Portable Food Vacuum Sealer

Advisory Services

Guide Dogs NSW / ACT NSW Farmers’ Association Deltawater Solutions Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group NRMA – Mobile Member Centre NSW Department of Primary Industries – Horticulture NSW Department of Primary Industries – Agronomy NSW Department of Primary Industries – Dubbo Central West Catchment Management Authority NSW Department of Primary Industries – Livestock Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre Livestock Health & Pest Authority Milkwood Permaculture

Air Conditioning Bepco Tractor Parts Clean N Free Pty Ltd

Alpacas & Products

Australian Alpaca Assoc, NSW CWR Australian Alpaca Barn Animal Nursery Shearing Supplies NSW Pty Ltd

Animal Health/Veterinary Salts of the Himalayas Olsson Industries Emu Natural

Aquaculture

Aqualife Consultants Ajay Fibreglass T/as Duraplas Industries

Site 341 325 210 301 413 V24 102A 203 208 435 V17 D32 V8 230 L34, 514 11 L7 L15, L16 L16 L19, 541 L25 L48, 431 L23, 548 L36 213 C18, C20 L29, 661, 661A B25 L27, 745 331, 332 546 553 A21 41 349

New Century Ceramics D12 Magic Pens A27, 305 Veezy Picture Framing Tools A11 Country All Over B12 Keidra Woodworks 672 Kady Associates (Yazzii Storage Solutions) C10 Marianne Bunning Framing B26 Lavender Rose Gifts A6 Homestead Selection B27 Hawker Brown D14 ABLE Sewing V21 Vanilla Vogue V16A Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders Assoc 556 Cottage Ceramics – Bottle Clocks V18 Visual Art Picture Framing V32 Jan & Tony Austin Designs D2 Minaloo Lodge A32 Stewart Metalwork 664 Ambanc Leather & Nauticals A12 Taonga Garden Art V21A HNS Imports 224 BW & MJ Salt – Opal Jewellery / Vickers Fudge & Confectionary C11 Chris Laurence Rustic Furniture 234 Amanda Grace B21 Kookaburra Herbal Skincare & Kookaburra Design 26 Mudgee Aero Club Inc Aeropelican Air Services Commercial Helicopters (Aust) Pty Ltd

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Banking & Finance Shannons Insurance Ltd

Bees & Beekeeping

Hornsby Bee Keeping Supplies Mudgee Honey Haven Kennys Mudgee Honey

Boats & Accessories Penrith Marine

Books

Small Farms Magazine The Land Newspaper The Owner Builder magazine Milkwood Permaculture

Building

Kitome Pty Ltd A & L Cunningham Transportable Homes Western Wardrobes Penney Constructions Maxfit Gloves Leathermate Bellstone & Slate The Owner Builder magazine

Business Systems / Advice Telstra Country Wide

Camping Equipment

Cub Campers Pty Ltd Mossko Pty Ltd So Simple Solutions – Eco Pot Remlap Manufacturing Field & Stream Australia Maxfit Gloves Leathermate Airlock Portable Food Vacuum Sealer Great Aussie Campers EGR Trailers Pty Ltd BJ Enterprises & Marketing Enviropro Alternatives Pty Ltd Hitchmaster Rope Winch Muddy Puddles

Card Making / Quilling

Veezy Picture Framing Tools

Arts & Crafts

Aviation

Exhibitor Name/Product

L18 C32 Road G

Caterers

Creamy Kruiser St Johns Fryery – St Johns the Baptist Church Cooks Gap Bushfire Brigade Cooyal Bushfire Brigade Hargraves Public School Delectables Coffee & Homemade Treats Espresso Leeson Art Of Espresso Coffee The Coffee Float – JG & M Imrie Mudgee Brewing Company Pty Ltd Woodfired Pizza Shed

Cattle Breeds

Violet Hills Charolais Gleannholme Square Meaters Dexter Group Of Sydney (DCAI) Central West Limousin Promotional Group Galloways Australia Baidland Hill Pty Ltd Red River Stockyards

Cattle Products

Aussie Rural Parkes Steel Products National Stockyard Systems James Coolrooms Clipex

Site A17 B22 V33, 633 679 302 404 402 D17 L36 B19 D15 A29 L42 A14 A7 V25 D17 B14, B16, B18 203 B28, C27 V13, V35, 564A 670 V23 A14 A7 V17 341 208 D19 563 301 C16 A11 F2 F8 F7 F4 F6 C4 C1 C3 C2 F3 Pavilion Kitchen F5 649 752 645 651 750 652 534, 535, 536 215 309 544, 545, 643, 644 30 111, 112


P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product

Site

Chainsaws

Aussie Pro Chainsaws Husqvarna & Oregon Equipment Parklands Power Products Snedden’s Fencing Products

Childcare

Kinross Wolaroi School Grace Peso Australian Breastfeeding Association Cudgegong Learning Community

Children’s Fashion

Pashom Betty And Lola Genuine American Brands (boots & workwear) Muddy Puddles Chrissy Reversibles Black & Coloured Sheep Breeders Assoc Margaret Cane Clothing Woolerina

101 455 413 415 B10 A25 L36 35, 36 C26 A18 104 C16 B29 556 D28, D30 B31

Cleaning Products

Yesteryear Plantations Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Oils Cutabove Tools Inwestwood Enterprises Exception Enterprises Pty Ltd B3, B5, C24, D16,

Communications

BTW Communications Telstra Country Wide

342 B14, B16, B18

Compost / Mulches

Australian Native Landscapes Living Earth Supplies NSW Department Of Primary Industries – Horticulture

Compressors & Air Tools Marchant Engineering Pty Ltd King Craft Tools Pty Ltd Don The Tool Man

Concrete Products

Clearwater Tanks El – Gra Engineering Pty Ltd

Conservation

Central West Catchment Management Authority NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mudgee Nature Conservation Trust of NSW Watershed Landcare

532 L7 L7 416 214, 214A 108 321 228A L19, 541 L40 D31 L8

Cultivators

Jarrett Aussie Pro Chainsaws

Dogs Products & Events

451 101

Mudgee & District Kennel & Obedience Club L32, Whippi Alloy Products Winona Merino & Kelpie Studs L30, Western Magazine Cudgegong Valley Championship Yard Dog Trial Mudgee Dog-a-cise Centre L48,

Drilling Equipment

Digga Australia Central West Water Drillers Watermin Drillers Kanga Loaders GBS Tools & Hardware Supplies

Earth Moving Equipment Kanga Loaders Vermeer Sales & Service Coates Hire Digga Australia East Wind Tractors Scone Outdoors Tracserv Pty Ltd Price Farm Machinery Pty Ltd Southern Cross Mowers Pty Ltd Tyre Torq

460 458 430 D18

641 501 559 L31 431

508 449 231 508A 511 508A 314 225, 225A 508 228 403 521 503-507 223 102A

Exhibitor Name/Product Education

St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill The Scots School All Saints College Bathurst Knox Grammar School The Armidale School The King’s School Kinross Wolaroi School Mackillop College New England Girls School Calrossy Anglican School Rangs Magic Cudgegong Learning Community Watershed Landcare Milkwood Permaculture Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Mohair Australia Limited (Western Region) Maurice Berry Rockwall Sculpture NSW Department of Primary Industries – Dubbo

Electric Scooters

Aidacare Big Event Scooter Hire

Electrical / Electric Fencing Horsley Wholesale Mudgee CRT Centre Retract-a-Fence Beattie Insulators Australia NA Auto Sun-Power Auto Gates

Energy

Elgas Ltd Essential Energy Solar West Quantum Eco Hot Water LJW Solar Pty Ltd Solar Shop Australia Living Water Wheel

Engineering Products

Kerin Engineering Furney’s Building & Plumbing Supplies Rebel Equipment

Engines Petrol / Diesel & Parts

Gulf Western Oil Penrith Marine TJM Equipped Dubbo Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club Cudgegong Cruisers Inc Bepco Tractor Parts Atlantic Oil

Environmental Products

Solar Shop Australia Parslow’s Furniture Restorer Yesteryear Plantations Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Oils Nature Conservation Trust of NSW All Stake Supply Pty Ltd Weedtechnics Living Water Wheel Weed Gunnel Latex Bedding Company Nutrisoil A & A Worm Farm Waste System Aspect Civil And Safety Galloways Australia Solar West Quantum Eco Hot Water LJW Solar Pty Ltd

Fashion

Its Cashmere... Lizard Moleskin Jeans Iris Levy Grace Peso Coona Country Clothing

Site C17 D27 A20 D11, D13 C19 D7 B10 A24 C23 564 C14 35, 36 L8 L36 D32 L26, 653 L8 L16 440 cnr Rd G 420 116-122, 221, 222 448 102 405 346 457 124-126 351 419 304 A33 313A 424 339, 340 459 414 302 210 L17 L44 213 438 A33 A26 460 D31 524 344A 313A C15 V3 217 15 V14 750 351 419 304 A10 20 665 A25 C28

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P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product Just Country Margaret Cane Clothing Dust N Boots Chrissy Reversibles Bendigo Country Clothing (Stockrider) Natural Hand Knits Adhar Sports Blowes Menswear Amanda Grace Studio Menswear & Style For Women Soxxenjoxx Factory Outlet Ollie & Max Langswear Australian Alpaca Association, NSW CWR Ana Collins Dowling’s Country Pearls Actually Cobbadah Silversmiths Australian Knitting Mills Kingsman Collection Pashom Woolerina Hawker Brown Strictly Workwear Vanilla Vogue Genuine American Brands (boots & workwear) Original Sheepskin Ugg Boots Lucknow Skin Shop Muddy Puddles A Dawn Design Australian Alpaca Barn AAA Quality Socks & Hosiery

Feeds & Supplements

Fodder Solutions / Saddlery by Thompson Salts of the Himalayas Olsson Industries Laucke Mills

Fencing / Yards / Gates Snedden’s Fencing Products Waratah Fencing Fence – Line Solutions Solartronics Gate Controllers Bruce Nies Red River Stockyards Clipex Price Fencing Retract-a-Fence Discount Variety Direct Beattie Insulators Australia Metalcorp Steel Horsley Wholesale Aprilla Grids ProWay Livestock Equipment Marchant Engineering Pty Ltd El – Gra Engineering Pty Ltd

Fertilisers

Nutrisoil YLAD Living Soils Farmers Marketing Network Pty Ltd Seasol Commercial TNN Industries Bushmans Tanks

Filters Pumps & Equipment

Uniboom Spraying Equipment Mick’s Motorcycles Ajay Fibreglass T/as Duraplas Industries Jay & S Tools Coates Hire

Fire Protection

Quik Corp Pty Ltd Fire And Rescue NSW – Mudgee

Site B30, B32 D28, D30 557 B29 567 V2A 666 127, 232 B21 A4 677, 678, 407, 408 B11 218 L29, 661, 661A B4, B6 B9 C25 A5 13 V22 C26 B31 D14 202 V16A 104 235 568 C16 B17 B25 237, 238 308 546 553 335 415 219, 220 461 315 209 534, 535, 536 111, 112 L4 448 425, 426 102 107, 207 420 554 450 416 228A

Exhibitor Name/Product Fishing Equipment

Field & Stream Australia

533 129 349 454 225, 225A 439 L43

Nutorious 20A Crunchy Nuts 662 Minaloo Lodge A32 Dinki Di Fudge A28 Funky Fudge A9 Medowie Macadamias 38 Milnes Of Mudgee – Caterers D22 Tall Poppy Gourmet C12 Candy Man – Lectran Ignition 509 Mudgee Honey Haven V33, 633 Sweet & Sour Licorice / Aust Chilli Factory 319, 674 Colombo Icecream C5 Vickers Fudge D34 The Grape Alternative D10 Exotic Filled Candy & Licorice 350 Kennys Mudgee Honey 679 Mr Nice Cream 432 BW & MJ Salt – Opal Jewellery / Vickers Fudge & Confectionary C11 Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts L7 Orange Farm Hardware Pty Ltd 105 Airlock Portable Food Vacuum Sealer V17 Salts of the Himalayas 546 Mudgee Wine & Grape Growers Assoc Inc L36 Talgai Olives (Olivique) D5 Icecream By Ross 25 Mudgee Region Tourism Inc L36

Footwear

Mortel / PeeDee Sheepskins Original Sheepskin Ugg Boots Lucknow Skin Shop Shearing Supplies NSW Pty Ltd Sock Warehouse AAA Quality Socks & Hosiery Blowes Menswear Langswear Just Country Strictly Workwear Mudgee CRT Centre Genuine American Brands (boots & workwear) Landmark Operations Ltd

Furniture & Supplies

Latex Bedding Company Parslow’s Furniture Restorer HNS Imports Turner Tables Chris Laurence Rustic Furniture Renaissance Brindley Black Steel Products Western Wardrobes Cottage Ceramics – Bottle Clocks i Health Saunas Stewart Metalwork Briar Grove Pty Ltd Jamieson Family Trust T/as Super Sealer Bellstone & Slate HNS Imports Diamond Marketers Mistydowns Chris Laurence Rustic Furniture Weedwakka Windsor Spa & Outdoor Centre Aussie Shade & Hot Houses Horticultural Highlights Farmers Marketing Network Pty Ltd Maurice Berry Rockwall Sculpture The Lavender Station Fruit Salad Tree Company

Gates / Solar Gates Sun-Power Auto Gates

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Food Products

Gardening / Landscaping 217 523 A35 418 313 333, 334

Site

18 235 568 331, 332 671 237, 238 127, 232 218 B30, B32 202 116-122, 221, 222 104 323, 324, 428 V3 A26 224 V5 234 24 562 A29 V18 D4, D6 664 421 B34 V25 224 A8, B13, V9 16 234 103 V6 456 L8 A35 L8 L9 27 346


P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product Generators

Aussie Pro Chainsaws Coates Hire Mudgee Honda Centre Mick’s Motorcycles

Site 101 225, 225A 436, 437 129

Goat Breeds & Products

Leaning Oak Goat Dairy Mohair Australia Limited (Western Region) Animal Nursery

L46 L26, 653 L27, 745

Government

WorkCover NSW Australian Hearing Land & Property Management Authority NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mudgee Centrelink Cudgegong Learning Community NSW Department of Primary Industries – Agronomy Central West Catchment Management Authority

204 C30 569 L40 343 35, 36 L15, L16 L19, 541

Hats

Ozhatz B & H Imports Mortel / PeeDee Sheepskins Nick Nack Gallery Sock Warehouse Blowes Menswear

570 336 18 14 671 127, 232

Hay Balers & Handling Rebel Equipment Watson Tractors Pty Ltd

Health

459 344

Amazing Soaps Whole Body Vibration Niagara Therapy Step Forward Orthotics Gao’s Chinese Acupuncture / Massage Emu Natural i Health Saunas Mudgee Men’s Shed Kookaburra Herbal Skincare & Kookaburra Design Bay Audio Pty Ltd Aussie Magic Heat Packs Health Station Pty Ltd Tens Relief Medowie Macadamias Talgai Olives (Olivique) Mudgee Honey Haven Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group Australian Breastfeeding Association Icecream By Ross Exception Enterprises Pty Ltd B3, B5, C24, Genzon Water Windsor Spa & Outdoor Centre

Heating Elgas Ltd

Helicopters

Commercial Helicopters (Aust) Pty Ltd

Home Butchery

Aus-Sharp Orange Farm Hardware Pty Ltd James Coolrooms S & S Meats

Home Products & Gifts Eurolux Australia Pty Ltd Nick Nack Gallery Diamond Marketers Stoneline Cookware Talgai Olives (Olivique) Kingsman Collection Kleva Sharp Emu Oil Products (Blue Gum) BJ Enterprises & Marketing

D24 D23 B8 C9 V10 A21 D4, D6 L34, 514 26 A3 D3 C29, C31 D29 38 D5 V33, 633 L34, 514 L36 25 D16, D18 B20 V6 457 Road G 347 105 30 L12

110 14 A8, B13, V9 V27 D5 V22 V7, 326 18A D19

Exhibitor Name/Product

Site

Harvey Norman Electrics Mudgee A13, A15 Rpc Promo Pty Ltd / Superwrench / Magic Pens 429 Exception Enterprises Pty Ltd B3, B5, C24, D16, D18 Better Lifestyle Trading C6, C8 Latex Bedding Company V3 Amazing Soaps D24 Country All Over B12 Genzon Water B20 Mirinee Wool Quilts 680 Handcrafted Jewellery by Jenny Richardson D25 Dinki Di Fudge A28 Milnes Of Mudgee – Caterers D22 Keidra Woodworks 672 Marianne Bunning Framing B26 Lavender Rose Gifts A6 Aus-Sharp 347 Emu Natural A21 i Health Saunas D4, D6 Super Tool Australia Trust 208A Vickers Fudge D34 Nanna’s Toy Barn 675 Visual Art Picture Framing V32 Tens Relief D29 Parslows Furniture Restorer A26 Yesteryear Plantations Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Oils 460 Stewart Metalwork 664 Ambanc Leather & Nauticals A12 Pearls Actually C25 Taonga Garden Art V21A So Simple Solutions – Eco Pot V13, V35, 564A Western Wardrobes A29 Vanilla Vogue V16A Maxfit Gloves A14 Leathermate A7

Horses & Products

Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc Tullymore & Lisborne Park Clydesdale & Shire Horse Studs Mulawa Arabian Stud And Pure Tasmania Aussie Rural G & C Manufacturing Pty Ltd ABLE Sewing Nathan Trailers

Horticultural & Nursery Supplies

All Stake Supply Pty Ltd Scythes Australia Aussie Shade & Hot Houses The Lavender Station Horticultural Highlights Farmers Marketing Network Pty Ltd Rhino Water Tanks & Liners Pty Ltd Mistydowns Briar Grove Pty Ltd Living Earth Supplies NSW Department of Primary Industries – Dubbo

Hoses & Fittings

Mega Cheap Hardware Robson Toolking Jay & S Tools GBS Tools & Hardware Supplies

Hydraulic Equipment BA Stewart Eng Pty Ltd Atlantic Oil

Information

Australian Breastfeeding Association Mudgee Region Tourism Inc 1st Mudgee Scouts Land & Property Management Authority Mudgee Men’s Shed Watershed Landcare NSW Department of Primary Industries – Horticulture Centrelink The Lavender Station S & S Meats

L22, 746 L22, 747 A19 215 446, 447 V21 304A 524 L15 456 L9 L8 A35 566 16 421 L7 L16 401, 401A 443, 444, 445 454 511 634 438 L36 L36 42 569 L34, 514 L8 L7 343 L9 L12

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P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product Guide Dogs NSW / ACT Kinross Wolaroi School Mudgee District Prostate Cancer Support Group NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Mudgee Fire And Rescue NSW – Mudgee Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts Aeropelican Air Services NSW Department of Primary Industries – Livestock Horticultural Highlights NSW Department of Primary Industries – Agronomy

Insurance

Shannons Insurance Ltd Mudgee CRT Centre

Internet / Mobiles BTW Communications

Irrigation

Thinkwater Mudgee Watermin Drillers Rhino Water Tanks & Liners Pty Ltd Central West Water Drillers Solar Pumping Solutions

Site D32 B10 L34, 514 L40 L43 L7 C32 L25 L8 L15, L16 A17 116-122, 221, 222 342

A Dawn Design B17 Handcrafted Jewellery by Jenny Richardson D25 Ana Collins B4, B6 Pearls Actually C25 BW & MJ Salt – Opal Jewellery / Vickers Fudge & Confectionary C11 Cobbadah Silversmiths A5 Barbara Hall Jewellery D8 Grace Peso A25 Just Country B30, B32 Amanda Grace B21 Studio Menswear & Style For Women A4 Kookaburra Herbal Skincare & Kookaburra Design 26

Leather Goods

Ambanc Leather & Nauticals Sock Warehouse Australian Leather Seal Ahmad Ozhatz Natural Hand Knits Renaissance B & H Imports Original Sheepskin Ugg Boots

Lifting Devices / Hoists Aidacare Auger Power Wheels

Livestock

Livestock Health & Pest Authority Animal Nursery Poultry Display NSW Department of Primary Industries – Livestock Violet Hills Charolais Gleannholme Square Meaters Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society Inc Grange Vale Wiltipoll Stud Galloways Australia Glanna Merino Stud McCallum Made Chicken Tractors S & S Meats

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531, 531A 436, 437 L15 455 205, 205A, 206 403

Wingara Stud Steel McCallum Made Chicken Tractors Laucke Mills Parkes Steel Products Clipex Fodder Solutions / Saddlery by Thompson National Stockyard Systems Waratah Fencing Olsson Industries Aprilla Grids ProWay Livestock Equipment Mohair Australia Limited (Western Region) TNN Industries Retract-a-Fence

Loading Equipment Machinery

Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club Scone Outdoors M T Crowe Tracserv Pty Ltd Furney’s Building & Plumbing Supplies Sota Tractors Pty Ltd Rebel Equipment Southern Cross Mowers Pty Ltd True Blue Goo Pty Ltd Lucas Mill Vermeer Sales & Service Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club Kerin Engineering Price Farm Machinery Pty Ltd

Motorcycles & Accessories True Blue Goo Pty Ltd Mudgee Honda Centre Bikeworx Mudgee Pty Ltd Richmond Motorcycles Mick’s Motorcycles Husqvarna & Oregon Equipment

Museum Pieces

Gulgong Historical Society Inc Mudgee Historical Soc Inc / Colonial Inn Museum Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club

A12 671 236 660 570 V2A 24 336 235

Newspapers / Magazines

440 561

Oils & Lubrication

L23, 548 L27, 745 L28, 744 L25 649 752 L22, 746 657 750 658, 659 345 L12

Site

Livestock Products

Whippi Alloy Products 205, 205A, 206 231 566 449 452, 453

Jewellery

Lawn Mowers Chesterfield Australia Mudgee Honda Centre Scythes Australia Husqvarna & Oregon Equipment Thinkwater Mudgee Scone Outdoors

Exhibitor Name/Product

Small Farms Magazine The Land Newspaper Western Magazine The Owner Builder magazine

Niche Industries

Hornsby Bee Keeping Supplies Whole Body Vibration Medowie Macadamias Gulf Western Oil Atlantic Oil

Organics

Wentworth Station Icecream By Ross YLAD Living Soils Seasol Commercial Grange Vale Wiltipoll Stud Weed Gunnel

Pest Management

Livestock Health & Pest Authority

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Pressure Units / Washers Quik Corp Pty Ltd Candy Man – Lectran Ignition

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Protective Gear

Strictly Workwear Bendigo Country Clothing (Stockrider) Australian Leather Seal Aspect Civil And Safety Remlap Manufacturing Australian Knitting Mills Renaissance Soxxenjoxx Factory Outlet Lucknow Skin Shop

Real Estate

First National Mudgee Nature Conservation Trust of NSW

Ropes & Leads Nanna’s Toy Barn

Rural Supplies

Landmark Operations Ltd Waratah Fencing Hornsby Bee Keeping Supplies

Saddlery

Southern Cross Saddlery ABLE Sewing Fodder Solutions / Saddlery by Thompson

Safety Equipment

Firearm Safety & Training Council Ltd Aspect Civil And Safety Fire And Rescue NSW – Mudgee Essential Energy

Satellite Equipment BTW Communications

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Sculptures & Art

Taonga Garden Art Maurice Berry Rockwall Sculpture

Seeders & Planters Auger Power Wheels M T Crowe

Septic Tanks

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Shearing Equipment

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Sheds

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Sheep Breeds / Equipment Grange Vale Wiltipoll Stud Glanna Merino Stud Wingara Stud Steel Winona Merino & Kelpie Studs

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Soil Conditioners TNN Industries YLAD Living Soils Seasol Commercial

Solar / Wind Technologies Solar Shop Australia Solar Pumping Solutions Solar West LJW Solar Pty Ltd Flowline Commercial Plumbing Clean N Free Pty Ltd Ecosmart Solartronics Gate Controllers Sun-Power Auto Gates

Spray Equipment & Accessories Uniboom Spraying Equipment Kentan Machinery Pty Ltd Mudgee Machinery Centre

Steel

Brindley Black Steel Products Metalcorp Steel Furney’s Building & Plumbing Supplies

Stock Crates & Grids

Duncan Stockcrates Aprilla Grids G & C Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Tanks

Bushmans Tanks Clark Tanks Rhino Water Tanks & Liners Pty Ltd National Poly Industries Ajay Fibreglass T/as Duraplas Industries Clearwater Tanks Solar Pumping Solutions Thinkwater Mudgee Aussie Rural BioSeptic Pty Ltd

Technology

Telstra Country Wide

Tillage Equipment

Watson Tractors Pty Ltd M T Crowe Jarrett

Tools & Hardware

Mega Cheap Hardware Cutabove Tools Robson Toolking Super Wrench Professional Nibbler Jay & S Tools GBS Tools & Hardware Supplies King Craft Tools Pty Ltd Super Tool Australia Trust Don The Tool Man Bunnings Mudgee Inwestwood Enterprises

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P ro d u c t D i re c t o r y Exhibitor Name/Product McAtool A & M Tools Snedden’s Fencing Products Eurolux Australia Pty Ltd Shelving Warehouse Hitchmaster Rope Winch Discount Variety Direct The Shed Company Mudgee Aus-Sharp Scythes Australia

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Sota Tractors Pty Ltd East Wind Tractors Bepco Tractor Parts Chesterfield Australia Kentan Machinery Pty Ltd Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club Nanna’s Toy Barn Watson Tractors Pty Ltd Mudgee Machinery Centre Price Farm Machinery Pty Ltd BA Stewart Eng Pty Ltd

Trailers & Accessories EGR Trailers Pty Ltd G & C Manufacturing Pty Ltd Dean Trailers NA Auto Nathan Trailers Cub Campers Pty Ltd Kanga Loaders Kerin Engineering Great Aussie Campers Salstrip Ultimate Vehicles King Craft Tools Pty Ltd Inwestwood Enterprises

Trees / Plants

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Troughs

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Trucks / Transport

Tracserv Pty Ltd Volvo Commercial Vehicles Sydney

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Tyre Torq Cudgegong Cruisers Inc Salstrip Ultimate Vehicles NA Auto Mossko Pty Ltd Kleva Sharp Mudgee Machinery Centre TJM Equipped Dubbo Cudgegong Valley Pioneer Vehicle Club Candy Man – Lectran Ignition Shannons Insurance Ltd

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Welders

RGP Steel Pty Ltd

Wines

Callipari / Ned Kelly Red Mudgee Wine & Grape Growers Assoc Inc The Grog Shed

Wood & Wood Products

Mudgee & Gulgong Woodworkers Inc

Wood Chippers

Vermeer Sales & Service

Wood Splitters

Bosca Log Splitter Whitlands Engineering

Woodworking Equipment Lucas Mill Don The Tool Man Veezy Picture Framing Tools Mudgee Men’s Shed

Wool Products

Mirinee Wool Quilts Dowling’s Country Australian Knitting Mills AAA Quality Socks & Hosiery Woolerina A Dawn Design Margaret Cane Clothing Australian Alpaca Barn Wentworth Station Soxxenjoxx Factory Outlet Mortel / PeeDee Sheepskins Bendigo Country Clothing (Stockrider) Pashom Remlap Manufacturing

Worms & Worm Products

Nutrisoil A & A Worm Farm Waste System Reln Pty Ltd Living Earth Supplies

Yards

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NVENTOR, Bruce Nies, will be heading to Mudgee field days this year to show people his

invention, the Four Star Strainer assembly. Mr Nies, Coonabarabran, has previously shown his strainer assembly at last year’s AgQuip field days, where he said it got “a hell of a lot of interest”. Mr Nies has been developing the strainer assembly for about five years, and said it had been very successful. “This assembly can be used absolutely anywhere, and in any conditions,”he said. “And all you

need are four star posts, a driver and a spanner – you don’t even need any machinery to put it in and it takes absolutely no time at all.” The star posts can also be easily attached and adjusted and gates swung easily, he said. The assembly has been tested in drought and flood conditions. Mr Nies hoped to attract the attention of hobby farmers at the Mudgee field days. “You really have to see it to believe it,” Mr Nies said. “A lot of people are

probably thinking that there’s no way it could be that easy or simple, but if you come and see me at the field days, I’ll show you that it can be.” Mr Nies’s Four Star Strainer assembly (patent pending) will be available for sale at the field days as well. “The cost is $60 per unit and the unit is made up of one frame of four star posts, plus two stay brackets and bolts,”he said. “I’ll also have an optional 10 foot stay post available for $35.” ■ Visit site 209.

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In Brief 100 years of The Land: It’s the

event that was 100 years in the making – now you can be part of The Land’s centenary celebrations by joining our 100 Club at Mudgee field days. Marking 100 years of serving rural and regional communities, The Land’s 100 Club offers readers exclusive access to a raft of great commemorative merchandise, special offers and discounts, according to special projects manager, Guy Rowlison. For $59.95, members receive a limited edition 272-page hardcover book, The Story of The Land; a commemorative The Land cap, centenary key ring, limited edition centenary edition pen, specially minted centenary pin, collector’s teatowel, centenary car sticker, a $30 classified ad, 20 per cent discount voucher for the Rural Bookshop, and 20pc off subscription renewals. To join, visit The Land site at Mudgee, and ask about the special 100 Club offer. There’s also the chance to go into the draw to win more than $100,000 in cash and prizes in The Land’s centenary prize pack promotion and an $8000 Angus bull courtesy of Texas Angus stud.

Alpacas become the By KIM CHAPPELL

“It’s a good opportunity for us to showcase the industry,” said Dale Brown, Ravenswood alpaca stud, Cooks Gap. “Often alpaca is a winter product, so it’s a good time to get access to the public.” Alpacas, as well as products including hand-knitted garments and commercially produced products, including those made with dyed fibre, will be on display and for sale. There will be knitting classes at 10am and 2pm daily, showing the differences of working with alpaca fleece, while Mudgee breeders will answer questions about the animals. “Most people want to know if they spit – that’s a

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LPACAS will again be making their mark at Mudgee with a big display and inclusion in the fashion parades. The Western Region of the Australian Alpaca Association will host the display, with a range of garments and animals on show.

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pretty standard question,”Mr Brown said. “The answer is yes, they do, but only when they feel threatened.” He also said alpacas spat at each other to establish a pecking order within a herd. Mr Brown runs 29 black alpacas with help from his wife, Melanie, and daughters, Imogen, 5, and Mirabai, 3. The family got into alpacas after moving from the Blue Mountains to the Mudgee district, looking for an enterprise to run on their 10 hectares. “We didn’t have an idea what we wanted to do.” They discovered alpacas at Gulgong Show, talked to the breeders and ended up buying a few animals. “We fell in love with them,” Mr Brown said. “There is nothing better in my opinion than looking over

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the paddock and seeing these jetblack alpacas.” They had to borrow against their mortgage to buy the first couple of animals, but Mr Brown said alpacas were a lot cheaper these days. When they started in the industry five years ago, females were $3000 to $3500, but nowadays they could be picked up for $1000. The overall price drop was the result of more availability of animals due to increased breeding and more stud owners. But the better quality animals still received high prices. Also changing was the price received for coloured animals, which had always tended to be cheaper than the white alpacas. Mr Brown said colours were tending to higher prices today. “We breed blacks and it’s getting more popular. “Just as products go through

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Dale Brown, with his daughter Mirabai, 3, Ravenswood stud, Cooks Gap, with some of their alpacas. LEFT: Dale’s older daughter, Imogen, 5. trends, we are trending to colour.” He said because alpacas came in such a range of colours, the fibre didn’t need to be dyed to produce garments. Mr Brown said those who farmed alpacas had also changed.

Once the domain of retirees, the industry had a new wave of younger farmers and families buying the animals and starting studs, which was probably due to the reduction in price. Sheep farmers were also buying alpacas for herd protection, while

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OR farmers looking for a low risk and secure crop, Clem and Vanessa Cox believe hazelnuts may be the answer. As owners of Australian Gourmet Hazelnuts in Mudgee, the couple believe hazelnuts can offer a long-term income and nuts for the table. “We don’t just sell hazelnut trees,” Mrs Cox said. “Our aim is to make hazelnut growing profitable, simple and easy. “Our commercial pollinator grid ensures maximum production of high value varieties.” Mr and Mrs Cox (pictured right) have been propagating hazelnut trees and processing nuts for more than a decade. “Our variety mix all bear delicious nuts – but of different sizes,” Mrs Cox said. “Growers can pick up as a single operation, and separate varieties by running the entire crop through a size grader.” With more of Australian Gourmet Hazelnut’s growers in production, the Coxes imported a mechanically operated (rather than suction) nut harvester from Italy to service developing clusters of growers in several regions in the Central West.

The design of the Super Jolly 2800 harvester (pictured below) separates trash and husk, and blows clean nuts into the rear bagging unit or towed bin. “It’s designed to enable harvest by a single operator, is fast, efficient and clean – plus it operates well in grass,” Mr Cox said. The Coxes have assembled a team of specialists to support establishment of groves and regional clusters, including irrigation, agronomy, horticulture and health food marketing. “We don’t just sell trees, we have a line-up of buyers waiting for supply of our products in the volumes they require.” The Coxes will also be included in the morning lecture program at the field days on “hazelnuts – the safe alternative” and in the afternoon with Jolly Harvester demonstrations. ■ Visit site L7.


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In Brief Think water: A local

family-owned business, Thinkwater Mudgee, has been in operation for six years. Owner, Rahn Barzilay, has been involved in the irrigation industry for more than 20 years, and saw a need for quality irrigation technical support and backup service. Mr Barzilay said the company was a founding member of ThinkWater, a group of more than 40 like-minded businesses across Australasia. “ThinkWater offers innovative, water efficient irrigation and general water solutions to all market sectors, from agricultural, industrial and mining to domestic and local government.” Thinkwater Mudgee stocks irrigation equipment including poly and PVC pipe and fittings, pumps, valves, filters, drippers, sprinklers, soil moisture monitoring and water storage poly and zincalume/Colorbond tanks (Steelfab).

■ Visit site 205, 205a, 206 or contact (02) 6372 2888.

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NOX Grammar School is only the second school in Australia to undertake the complex production of Curtains, and with great involvement from boarders. Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb, Curtains is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots set in The Colonial Theatre in Boston in 1959. It follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood, the show within the show, is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It was up to a police detective, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, played by Knox Year 11 student,Thomas Buckley, who moonlights as a musical theatre fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe win the heart of Niki, played by Abbotsleigh’s, Eleanor Martens, before the show re-opens, without getting killed himself. Year 12 students, Gavin Brown, on trombone, and Joshua

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Davies, on French horn, played key roles in the orchestra. And on stage, Year 11 student, Won Jong Hasegawa played Harve Freemont, a singing and dancing cowboy; while Year 9 student, Matthew Saunders, Moree, played Christopher

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Technology that is crucial in the management of the world’s second largest electrical system will be on show – equipment usually seven metres in the air will be available for all to see. Mr Halliwell said the field demonstrations would give visitors an insight into the work and risks Essential Energy undertakes every day. As part of its sponsorship, Essential Energy will provide a free test and tag service to exhibitors as they set up their sites on July 14. ■ Visit site 124-126 or www.essentialenergy.com.au or contact 13 23 91.

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INCE forming in March, Essential Energy has demonstrated its support for regional communities,and has signed as the major sponsor and exhibitor at Mudgee field days. Essential Energy regional general manager north western, Pete Halliwell, said the electricity network provider was part of more than 1500 regional communities, with the level of service and support provided as strong as ever. “As Essential Energy we will retain our presence as a major regional employer, and we will continue to deliver our fiveyear plan to invest $6 billion

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In Brief Design your dream:

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Cunningham Homes might have had a name change in the past two years, but it still brings more than 25 years of experience. Now A and L Cunningham Homes, it is run by founder Howard Cunningham’s son, Adrian, and his wife, Lisa. Adrian Cunningham said the company could design “your dream home from start to finish”. “Our clients get a hassle-free building experience, from floor design to completion,” he said. “With a large range of floor plans to choose from, we are more than happy to modify a design to suit individual needs.”

Mr Cunningham said the transportable homes could be clad in Hardi plank for a “country look” or colourbond iron for “something different”. All designs can be finished off with a timber deck verandah. “We will build any new transportable home and, depending on the work load, install it on your land in only 14 weeks,” he said. A and L Cunningham Homes travel across NSW and specialise in homes, shearers quarters, bedsitters, and additions to existing transportables.

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Dad worth his salt By HOLLY McALISTER

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HE origin of Salts of the Himalayas is certainly a story to be told. The product behind Melissa McGoldrick and Locke Wright’s business was discovered when Mr Wright’s father travelled to South Africa to play cricket. “Locke’s father, Tim, saw Himalayan salt being fed to livestock when he was visiting farms in South Africa at the end of last year,”Ms McGoldrick said. “When Tim returned to Australia, he purchased some Himalayan salt lumps and began feeding it to his own sheep and cattle, and found there was a considerable difference in their coats and overall condition. “He was telling us about it when he came back and we decided to bring it to Australia.” Despite having only started their Uralla business in January, Ms McGoldrick said they had attracted a lot of interest. “Himalayan salt contains the 88 trace elements that are essential for both humans and animals. she said. “The product is totally natural with no toxins or pollutants, is hand mined in Pakistan and is

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more than 250 million years old. “We import the 100 per cent pure salt straight from Pakistan, and the benefits are it increases feed efficiency, productivity and general health, as well as being hard and weather resistant, so animals can’t gorge on it. “The minerals contained in the salt are easily absorbed into the bloodstream from the digestive system, which makes it easier to metabolise.” Ms McGoldrick said they hoped to educate people about the benefits of Himalayan salt for people and their animals. “At Mudgee we will be talking about the products available for livestock, but we will also have our human products,”she said. “The livestock products will include tonne and half tonne salt lumps, 28 kilogram bags, salt bricks and salt on a rope. “The products available for human consumption and use will include gourmet table salt, cooking salt, natural salt lamps, shaped salt lamps, salt candle holders and bath salts.” ■ Contact saltsofthehimalayas @yahoo.com.au or visit site 546.


Sun shines on solar energy “There is no doubt the people of NSW back renewables, they just need the Government to manage it fairly and give some certainty back for the future of the industry. “In the future we would like to see the NSW Government implement a fair price on solar energy created by householders through their small power generation plants. “Home owners must be paid the same rate for the clean solar power they generate as they pay electricity suppliers for coalfired power they buy from the electricity grid. “We are all confronted by rising power prices and climate change – by investing in solar and wind we can neutralise our power bills and save the environment and generate jobs. Solar Pumping Solutions is a specialist in solar including PV grid connect systems; Hills evacuated tube solar hot water systems, Lorentz solar pumps, Skystream wind turbines and related products and services. ■ Visit site 452, 453, www.solarpumping.com.au or contact (1300) 727 422.

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In Brief New cattle headbail:

National Stockyard Systems (NSS) will be displaying its new headbail at Mudgee field days. The patent-pending headbail on all NSS crushes is the result of two years development and trials. The prototype has been in use on Bill Croll’s property at Barraba for eight months. NSS proprietor, Murray Schaefer, said Mr Croll rang him the first time he used it to say he had run

200 cows through the crush and to “get a patent on that headbail – the bloody thing is unreal”. The headbail puts up to 1000 pounds pressure on an animal’s neck and still locks in any position with a silent operation. “The new headbail makes it easy for women and children to hold even a large bullock,” he said. ■ Site 544, 545, 643, 644 or www.nationalstockyards.com .au or contact (02) 4932 1363.

Visit the Centrelink marquee at site 343 at the Mudgee Small Farm Field Days on Friday 15 July and Saturday 16 July to get information about a range of Centrelink services and payments.

Centrelink Financial Information Service Officer Darienne Keizer will be presenting seminars on Succession Planning, and Age Pension and Your Choices over the 2 days.

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Centrelink Rural Services Officer Dale Frew and other staff will be on hand to talk about the kinds of assistance available.

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NGOING product development has been a key focus of East Wind tractors according to company director, Scott Spring-Brown, making it a well regarded brand by small acreage lifestyle farmers. Mr Spring-Brown said this trend had continued with the latest release, the DFS series. “We have become well-known for value-for-money tractors and in recent years we have expanded our range to include models with specifications you would only expect to see in more expensive tractors,” he said. “Our deluxe range now comes standard with an Italian manufactured joystick control on front end loader models. “A single control enables smooth and precise operation of all front end loader functions, including opening and closing the four-in-one bucket. “This set up enables the operator to get on and off the machine from either side.” The design now also had a four-point hydraulic hose removal to facilitate the quick release of the loader. Another benefit of the DFS series was shuttle shift, which improved the ease of control and operator comfort. “A convenient shifter makes changing between forward and reverse effortless,” Mr SpringBrown said. “This can be a big advantage when shifting material with a front end loader.” He said having the control

mounted next to the steering wheel freed up space, while multiple reverse gears made it easier to select an appropriate speed for conditions. A synchromesh gearbox eliminated the “crunching noise” found on some tractors, which all “added up to easier gear selection and smooth shifting on the move”. The three-point linkage system had also been upgraded to incorporate quick links. “This system enables easy attachment of implements without the heavy lifting often needed to align connection points,” Mr Spring-Brown said.


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In Brief Bellstone returns: After a successful first year at Mudgee, Bellstone is back again. Bellstone imports high-quality natural stone tiles, pavers, cladding and roofing slate. Owner, Sandy Yeates, said products had been tested for salt attack, slip resistance, porosity, density and flexural strength so customers were assured it would last, even in extreme conditions. “There has been a high demand

recently for Bellstone products in regional areas,” Mr Yeates said. Imported from Turkey, travertine is available in three colours and can be used both inside and outside from kitchens and bathrooms to pools and patios. Bellstone will give advice on projects and the appropriate product for their particular job. ■ Visit site V25, www.bellstone.com.au or contact (1800) 663 235.

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“More features that will really be appreciated include a larger, more comfortable deluxe seat, weather cabin options, and an easy engine access bonnet,” Mr Spring-Brown said. Industrial tyres come standard on the 18.6kW (25hp) to 33.6kW (45hp) models and are a great “all rounder” for being gentle on lawns and putting traction down in the paddock. “To top it off you get a twoyear warranty and the backing of a national service network.” ■ Visit site 228 or www.eastwind.com.au.or contact (1300) 872 286.

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Combined with the two-speed power take-off and dual hydraulic remotes, all machinery could be driven, including rotary hoes, slashers, grader blades, wood splitters and backhoes. East Wind tractors are powered by China Diesel Engines of Perkins design, and range from 18.6 kiloWatts (25 horsepower), increasing by 3.7kW (5hp) increments up to 48kW (65hp). “There is a size to meet the needs of all Australian lifestyle farmers,”Mr Spring-Brown said. Four-wheel drive and power steering were standard, as was the certified roll-over protective structure with sun canopy.

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E-LOCALISING fertiliser and food production to transform agricultural systems will improve food security and YLAD Living Soils believes humus compost is an important part of this. Owner, Rhonda Daly (pictured), said locally using waste, producing fertiliser and growing food would enhance economies and communities. She said humus compost was one of the most cost-effective ways of improving soil health and fertility for productivity. “The strong groundswell of growth and interest in sustainable agriculture is being driven by declining soil carbon, imbalanced soil minerals, decreasing plant health, escalating costs and nutrient leaching,”she said.

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Mrs Daly said humus compost was the only product she knew that positively enhanced all three properties of the soil – biological, physical and chemical nutrition – and was the keystone to balancing nutrition, building a diverse population of soil biology and improving soil structure. YLAD Living Soils is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Aeromaster Composting Equipment, manufactured by Midwest BioSystems in Illinois, US, and in the past four years has set up 33 Aeromaster Turner operations where farmers convert waste residues into humus compost and use it to restore and enhance biological activity. See YLAD at Mudgee field days. ■ Visit 523 or contact (1300) 811 681.


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IFTY-one year-old Mudgee resident, Robert Neale, who began losing his sight just two years ago, knows first hand the importance of seeking help early to stay mobile and independent. Mr Neale is encouraging local residents experiencing problems getting about, due to vision loss, to visit the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT stall at this year’s Mudgee Small Farm Field Days. Mr Neale said the worst part about losing sight, was losing the ability to drive. “Losing your sight is an awful experience,” he said. “The earlier you seek help the easier it is to learn the skills to get around independently.” A recent Guide Dogs survey revealed many people waited too long before seeking help. The organisation, which is the leading provider of guide

dogs and other mobility services like the long “guide” cane for people with impaired vision, wants to dispel the myth that you have to be completely blind to receive its services. Mr Neale, whose sight has deteriorated due to two detached retinas and other eye operations, said the help he

had received from local instructors from Guide Dogs had been key to helping him maintain his independence. He has been learning how to use a cane and electronic aids, including talking GPS mobile phone software and a handheld sonar-driven Miniguide that vibrates when it detects

objects, similar to a reverse beeper on a car. More information about the free mobility services Guide Dogs provides to Central West residents will be available at the Mudgee field days. Statistics reveal more than a third of people with eye disorders live in country areas, with farms being a hotspot for eye injuries. Guide Dogs community education co-ordinator, Jennifer Moon, said to prevent vision loss they encouraged regular eye health checks. Visitors to the Guide Dogs stall can talk to Mr Neale about his experiences on Saturday, while a working guide dog and its owner will also be on hand for the entire event. ■ Visit site D32, www.guidedogs.com.au or contact Guide Dogs NSW/ACT in Orange, (02) 6362 6625.

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ORN, bred and living in one of the coldest places in Australia, Whitlands, Victoria, David Burder knows a thing or two about chopping firewood. It was 16 years ago when he was splitting another 10 tonnes of firewood with his hand held axe, that the idea of building a machine to do the job seemed well worth the effort. With a background in engineering, Mr Burder (pictured) set about designing a hydraulic wood splitter that was efficient and easy to use, and took the back breaking work out of the job. At this stage most of the available machines on the market used a horizontal system where the split timber fell onto the ground, requiring a lot of double handling. By changing the configuration to a vertical system, the operator worked at a comfortable bench height and could concentrate on the job at hand. A back-saving log lifter, hydraulic power pack, and a lever-styled splitting blade, was added and the first prototype of the Superaxe was born. Fast forward to 2011 and Mr Burder’s business, Whitlands Engineering, employs 16 people – a handful of which have been working with the business since the early days. Two of Mr Burder’s children are involved these days too – Clare, 27,

does the marketing, and Jared, 22, works in production. Throughout the years Whitlands Engineering has evolved into a specialist designer and manufacturer of firewood processing equipment to suit most requirements. Yet the original ethos still remains – “Whitlands Engineering builds machines that are efficient, ergonomical, safe and overall pretty bloody tough,” Mr Burder said. The current range has expanded to cover three brands, the Superaxe, Aussie Chopper, and Rex. The Superaxe and Aussie Chopper ranges are designed for domestic and farm operations, while the Rex range caters for larger operations. The Superaxe and Aussie Chopper ranges are setting new standards in safety, design and innovation, and every machine is built from scratch in the Whitlands Engineering workshop in North East Victoria,” he said. “The Superaxe and Aussie Chopper wood splitters will be demonstrated at Mudgee, so if you’re considering splitting your firewood this winter with a hand held axe, you might just want to consider dropping by to see these machines in action,” Mr Burder said. ■ Visit site 519 or www.superaxe.com.au or contact (1800) 702 701.


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