AgLife – July 27, 2022 edition

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July 27, 2022

Driving change for two decades

Gordon Fischer has retired from his position on Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange’s board after 20 years as its transport industry representative. Full Story, page 7. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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immera sheep stud owners returned from Australia’s biggest sheep show event with a range of ribbons and accolades for a variety of breeds.

The annual Australian Sheep and Wool Show saw breeders from across the country exhibit their ewes and rams in Bendigo on July 16 and 17. Glenlee Park stud owner Will Schilling said Border Leicesters were the feature breed of this year’s show. “Every year they have a feature breed that they put in the middle of the shed to showcase,” he said. “We won reserve champion ewe and probably the bigger one to win was the most successful exhibitor. “There were 20 studs there and in the end, we were probably most consistent.” Mr Schilling said he had been showing at Bendigo for 10 years. “The number one reason to show is to compare your sheep and number two is for potential sales later in the year,” he said. “Taking sheep to the show, you get to compare them with your other fellow breeders to see if you are doing a good job. You can also have people look for potential stud sires – so people will buy our better rams for pretty reasonable money and take them for their stud and use them for their stud. “People see your sheep and think they might come to your sale later on. “If you have a ram that does really well, it might gain a fair bit of interest, so if he goes and wins a reserve or supreme ribbon it might make him worth a bit more.” Mr Schilling said the year had been the best he had seen since running his stud operation. “The crops have been growing and ewes are all about to start lambing, so they’ll be lambing into more feed than they know what to do with – it’s a good problem to have,” he said. “Last year we were off to a pretty slow start, but this year it just started raining and it didn’t stop, so things look good.” Glenpaen Merino Stud, at Brimpaen, had a successful showing, coming away the most successful fine wool exhibitor title. The stud also won grand champion merino ram of the show, Victorian-bred ram of the year, fine medium wool ram of the show, champion fine wool merino

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Wimmera agriculture leaders are on alert as the industry monitors a foot-and-mouth outbreak in Indonesia. Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange manager Paul Christopher said it would be ‘devastating’ to the agriculture industry in the Wimmera and beyond if FMD reached Australian livestock. “The Federal Government would call a stock standstill – nothing would be able to move for three days and if it wasn’t contained, it is horrible to think about,” he said. The CSIRO predicted a ‘small, contained’ outbreak in Victoria would see the state economy take a $5-billion to $6-billion hit. Foot-and-mouth disease, FMD, is a highly contagious viral disease that affects cloven-hoofed animals. It spreads rapidly among animals and is excreted in breath, saliva, mucus, milk and faeces. Animals can become infected through inhalation, ingestion and direct contact and the disease spreads most commonly through the movement of infected animals. FMD can also be spread on wool, hair, grass or straw, by the wind, or by mud or manure sticking to footwear, clothing, livestock equipment or vehicle tyres. Mr Christopher said there was a fine line of being careful with current markets and ensuring farmers were protected. “The main warning is for people travelling overseas, because FMD is in plenty of countries, including Indonesia. So be mindful of clothing and shoes,” he said. “Also, out of courtesy, anyone who has travelled to a country with FMD should stay away from any farms with animals for seven days.” The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry reported that an FMD outbreak in Australia would have a direct economic impact of about $80-billion.

Your health. Our priority. WINNING STYLE: Glenlee Park stud owner Will Schilling shows off his Reserve Champion Border Leicester ewe at the Australian Sheep and Wool Show. horn ram, junior champion fine wool ewe, junior champion merino ewe, champion March shorn fine wool merino ewe and champion March shorn fine wool poll merino ewe. Mertex Texel and White Suffolk Stud, at Antwerp, finished the show twice winning the supreme interbreed short wooled sheep of the show and also the group of one ram and two ewes. The stud finished second in the interbreed short wool exhibit with a White Suffolk ewe and in interbreed short wool group for Texel. Aurora Park and Burrandool Studs owner Mathew Hill said he won champion Hampshire Down ram and champion Hampshire Down ewe, allowing him to take out supreme champion Hampshire Down exhibit. “It felt really good. I won both those awards in 2019 when the last show was

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held, so it was nice to back it up three years later,” he said. “I thought most studs were showing as a hobby, but I get quite a few people to travel to see me at the show, which is quite nice. “I wasn’t expecting it at all and wasn’t thinking people would come just to see my sheep, but they did, and some travelled quite a distance, from upper New South Wales, to come to the show and say hello.”

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hree Wimmera shearers are gearing up to compete at a national level after their success at the Victorian State Shearing and Wool Handling Championships at Bendigo.

Nhill’s Josh and Brandon Bone won the open and senior state titles, respectively, earlier this month. Down the road at Kaniva, Dalton Austin is proud to have finished runner-up in the intermediate state titles. Josh said after his success at state level, it would be a ‘dream come true’ to succeed at a national level. “I will never forget when I first picked up a handpiece at 13 years old and the trainer asked why I wanted to shear – I said I wanted to be the best in Australia,” he said. “I’ll go to nationals at Bendigo in October and I would love to make finals there against some of the world’s best. “It would be a dream come true to finish in the top-three and make the world team.” Josh shore 12 sheep within about 19 minutes to come away with the open win. It came after he claimed the Northern Shears Shearing and Wool Handling Competition the day prior. Josh said he gave up shearing full-

SUCCESS: Brandon Bone watches his brother Josh Bone at Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show. time six months ago and was working on a farm. “I’ve been in and out of trucks, mostly, and only doing a day here and there to help out — so I’ve been shearing five days in the past six months,” he said. “I wasn’t going to go to Bendigo initially, but then decided to go and support my sister and brother.

“My best mate said I should throw in my shearing gear if I was going to be there. “There was training on Friday, and I went and played golf instead because I had no plans to shear. “Then come Saturday, I decided to jump in and qualified in top spot for the semi-finals and also the final.” Josh said that was the moment he de-

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cided it was time to believe he could go all the way to the state finals. “My sister, Kirsty, works in wool handling and her passion and belief in me is so special and inspires me to get up there and go for it,” he said. “I’m over the moon. I think I was more nervous for the presentations than the shearing, but I had a great time.

“It meant so much to watch my brother Brandon win in the senior category, too. “I have been humbled and very appreciative of the overwhelming love and support from the people in the town and further afield.” Dalton placed first in intermediate and third in senior sections at the Northern Shears Shearing and Wool Handling Competition before finishing second in the state titles. “I’ll head to nationals at the end of October, which should be a good challenge,” he said. “This was my first competition. I have been shearing for just over three years and I really enjoy it. “I went a lot better than I expected and there was less than half a point difference between first and second place, so while that was disappointing, I was pretty happy to finish in the top-two.” Dalton is working in a shearing shed almost year-round and also helps on the family farm. “I didn’t do a lot of training leading up to the competition. I was just trying to shear as clean as I could,” he said. “Before I head to nationals, I will do some training, but I am keen for the next competition and to keep getting better to work up to be in the open competition in the next couple of years.”

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Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange stalwart has resigned from his board position after 20 years of service.

Gordon Fischer served on the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange, HRLE, board since it began operating from its Burnt Creek Industrial Estate location. He was the board’s transport industry representative. Until 1999, Horsham’s saleyards were located in the city centre and Mr Fischer said he was ‘very keen’ when the relocation to Burnt Creek was proposed. “I jumped on board with the idea to move the saleyards,” he said. “I was a livestock transport operator for close to 50 years and I had a long association with the original saleyards. If we hadn’t have moved the saleyards, we wouldn’t have them at all now.” Mr Fischer remembers a very different time when the saleyards were in the city centre. “In the old days, we used to have to walk 2000 sheep from the saleyards in the middle of Horsham on a Friday afternoon to paddocks at Haven,” he said. “With the only bridge at Stawell Road, we would have to block traffic. “It was quite an achievement to get all the sheep across the bridge and out

MEMORIES: Gordon Fischer has stepped down from the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange board, having seen the facility evolve and grow over two decades at Burnt Creek. to Haven. Now we have the paddocks on-site if there is stock that does not sell — which is a big advantage.” Mr Fischer said his biggest achievement during his time on the board was his contribution to the quality facilities that stand today. “I enjoyed being part of the group that built one of the best saleyards in Victoria,” Mr Fischer said. “Through all the board members’ input, we have what is there today —

and to me, it is the best saleyards in the state. “It’s such a diverse group of people from within the industry and the reason the livestock exchange is so successful is because of the input everyone on the board has. “The biggest advantage was when we received funding for the new roof over the yards.” Mr Fischer said he had a ‘real passion’ for HRLE.

“I made a lot of good friends during my time at the saleyards and met knowledgeable and good people,” he said. “In my time we went from having three electric loading and unloading ramps to eight.” Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange manager Paul Christopher, the council’s commercial enterprises coordinator, said Mr Fischer worked hard to support improvements.

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The national flock was at its lowest in more than 100 years in 2020. Meat and Livestock Association, MLA, data shows Australia exported 110,775 tonnes of lamb and 57,655 tonnes of mutton between January and May. The exports are five percent and seven percent more, respectively, than the same period in 2021. Senior market information analyst Ripley Atkinson said export growth in emerging markets such as Malaysia, Japan and South Korea demonstrated the diverse range of countries seeking Australian lamb and mutton. “On top of booming markets in Asia, the United States has quickly emerged as Australia’s number-one destination for lamb exports,” he said. The United States imported 35,053 tonnes of sheep meat from January to May, which was three percent higher than the same point in 2021. “With sheep meat production in plentiful volumes and international demand for Australian product remaining robust across key established

and emerging markets, the outlook for the Australian sheep meat industry is bright,” Mr Atkinson said. MLA’s latest Sheep Industry Projections update showed favourable seasonal conditions had supported above-average lambing percentages and a larger breeding ewe flock. Above average rain for most sheep regions of New South Wales and Victoria will see the national flock rise by 5.1 million in 2022. Lamb production is forecast to reach record levels at 549,000 tonnes, with higher carcase weights driving the increase. Average lamb carcase weights are forecast to remain firm reaching 24.9kg a head in 2022. MLA has estimated carcase weights will decrease by two percent to 24.6kg a head by 2023, with seasonal conditions expected to ease and return to the long-term average. However, the implementation of improved genetics and on-farm production management will likely ensure that 2023 carcase weights remain historically high. “The country is well positioned to continue supplying high-quality protein to both the domestic and international markets,” Mr Atkinson said.

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Numbers low as meat prices drop Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange has recorded one of the smallest winter offerings of lambs, with 436 head for sale last week. Exchange manager Paul Christopher said he believed decreasing prices of sheep meat had also meant a decrease in stock through the sale yards. “What I am hearing is along with the prices dropping, there is nowhere to store the meat for export,” he said. “Whether this will have an impact

in the long-term, we don’t know. There is plenty of interest in wanting to purchase, but it is a bit challenging to have the stock to purchase at the moment.” Mr Christopher said lambs at the saleyards were looking good. “We are lucky in this area with green grass, grain and hay for the farmers to feed the stock,” he said. Graham Pymer’s market report for Horsham on Wednesday last week showed the quality was mixed, with medium and heavy lambs selling

from $166 to $181 a head and lighttrade lambs selling at $158 a head. Mr Christopher said he hoped the low numbers were not a continuing trend. “I have heard lambing percentages are good this year, so while our markets are down now, I am hoping numbers return in the coming months with lambs coming through in September and October,” he said. “If the market can drop, it can also rise.”

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Cows create win for students Goroke P-12 College students are winners of the South West Victoria Cows Create Careers project for semester one. The team of year-seven to year10 agriculture students, called MooRoke, were in charge of caring for and studying two, three-week-old dairy calves. The students fed the calves three litres of milk each, twice a day for three weeks. They had to track their growth through a weight tape and record how much milk they drank each day. “We also made a video showing our understanding of dairy nutrition and the important role it has in our diets,” the students said. “Our video was a take on The Chase Australia and we included questions about nutritional facts for humans consuming dairy and for taking care of our calves. “We also learned about the biosecurity measures we had to put in place, like a footbath and sanitising hands and feeding equipment to make sure the calves didn’t pick up any diseases. “We submitted a letter thanking the program for our participation and created a scientific report which included all of our data and overall interpretation of their growth, additionally we included methods required for rearing the calves.”

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MOO-ROKE: Goroke P-12 College secondary agriculture students are excited to be heading to nationals for their winning Cows Create Careers project. The school received $250 for the win and each student received a $20 iTunes voucher. “We learnt all about the rearing of calves alongside biosecurity and key nutritional facts and information,” the students said. “We thought the experience was really good and noticed a huge difference between calves and lambs. “Calves had a much larger intake of milk and drink a lot faster.”

Student Maisy Batson said: “It was so hard to stay composed when they were interviewing us after the win because I was just so surprised and taken back.” Jaydee Events runs the Cows Create Careers project with support from the Gardiner Foundation and WestVic Dairy. The team is now eligible to enter the $3000 National SNR prize competition, announced in November.

Grain growers Andrew and Rodney Weidemann and BASF Australia have developed a partnership to provide support for the town. Weidemann Pastoral Co has designated a paddock on its property to grow barley for BASF’s inaugural ‘Community Paddock’ project. Throughout the season, BASF will supply its range of crop protection products suitable for use on the Community Paddock. Following harvest of the crop, the funds that would have been spent on the BASF crop protection products will go to Rupanyup Football and Netball Club. The Weidemann brothers have farmed at Rupanyup for more than 35 years. Rodney said there was no hesitation in getting involved. “During the past couple of years, COVID has made it almost impossible to raise funds, with many of our club sponsors dropping out,” he said. “It’s fantastic to see that BASF is willing to roll up its sleeves, work with our community and invest in

matters close to our hearts. Anyone involved in a sporting club knows that a lot of hard work goes on behindthe-scenes to keep them running and ensure players come back each year. “These funds will help us immensely with updating training equipment, maintaining the grounds and supporting our volunteers so we can keep the Rupanyup community thriving for years to come.” Gavin Jackson, head of agricultural solutions for BASF in Australia and New Zealand said Rupanyup was part of the project’s inaugural phase. “After two years of COVID disruptions, we appreciate more than ever the importance and impact of community participation in sport, and we are excited to support the Rupanyup Football and Netball Club as a beneficiary of our inaugural Community Paddock,” he said. Mr Jackson said the paddock would also serve as an educational tool for barley growers to see first-hand how BASF products such as Systiva seed treatment fungicide and Voraxor herbicide performed. BASF will share updates via its social media channels.

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hree years on from the 41st annual Mallee Machinery Field Days, Speed will once again be a hive of activity in the first week of August.

After cancellations in 2020 and 2021, Mallee Machinery Field Days is returning on August 3 and 4 with more than 300 exhibitors. Field days president Terrence Kiley said he was most looking forward to the farming community getting out and about and interacting with like-minded people in the agriculture industry. “It’s great to be back,” he said. “After a long break, it’s taken a bit to get back into the swing of things, but we’re looking forward to it just the same. “I think we’re pretty much fully booked. “There are some new exhibitors and there is the odd exhibitor that isn’t coming back because they have enough business – in some cases for 18 months – combined with a lack of supplies and lack of labour.”

Secretary Matt Brady said he was looking forward to welcoming people back to the event. “Sites are at full capacity, with exhibitors coming from across Australia,” he said. “The past two years have been tough on everyone. I think a lot of people have missed it. “There will be lots of new releases this year and for many businesses, this is the first time in three years they have had an opportunity to showcase them to a wider audience.” Mallee Machinery Field Days is a major fundraiser for Speed Lions Club, whose members form the event committee. Mr Brady said the not-forprofit organisation was grateful it would once again be able to make worthwhile donations to those requiring a ‘helping hand’. “Fundraising efforts across all communities have been impacted as a result of COVID,” he said. “We’re happy we will be able to provide an economic boost to many community groups and organisations who have been hit hard in recent years.” Mr Kiley said the field days had

“After a long break, it’s taken a bit to get back into the swing of things, but we’re looking forward to it just the same. I think we’re pretty much fully booked”

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a widespread, positive impact on the community. “It’s quite a big event for the local groups,” he said. “There are quite a few community and sporting groups that benefit from the event. “It is probably the biggest event in the centre of the Mallee annually and the money that is raised is all returned to community groups and charities through the Lions club. “For example, if we have a community member with an illness, we can contribute to assist them, or students who graduate out of high school into tertiary education or an apprenticeship, the Lions club tries to assist them with a small amount of funding. “We also support local hospitals, the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal and other charities.”

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ustralian cricketing legend Brad Hogg will attend the Mallee Machinery Field Days to speak about the importance of mental health.

The Victorian Farmers Federation’s Making Our Farms Safer stand will host Mr Hogg on August 3, as part of Grain Producers Australia’s new mental-health awareness initiative. Mr Hogg will share his personal story and messages about the importance of mental health and suicide prevention at events throughout Australia, as the inaugural ambassador of the Farmer Mates Mental Health program. Mr Hogg said he was looking forward to attending the Mallee Machinery Field Days to meet with VFF members and other farmers and residents as part of the program. He said he hoped being able to share his story with farmers in an informal setting would encourage other people to feel comfortable sharing their own stories about mental health. “I’m proud to be working with Grain Producers Australia on this initiative, to share these important messages,” he said. “This is a great way to help others recognise the signs they need to look out for with friends or family who might be struggling

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and encourage them to reach out for help when needed. “We want people to know that they are never alone, and that help is always a phone call away if they need it. “It’s all about starting conversations that will make a positive change and help save lives.” Victorian Farmers Federation

grains group president Ashley Fraser said he hoped the initiative would help start a conversation and shed more light on the issue of mental health in rural and regional areas. “We need to start talking about mental health more, particularly in the country and within our farming communities,” he said.

“Initiatives such as this are so important to help spark a conversation that could ultimately save someone’s life.” • If you, or someone you know, needs help, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636, or Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800. In an emergency, call 000.

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ong-range forecasts show Mallee Machinery Field Days will go ahead under mostly sunny skies, with a low chance of rain or harsh winds. Amid a positive season, after enough rain for a good autumn and winter break, the field days at Speed present an opportunity for the region’s farmers to assess new machinery and connect with others in the industry. Field days president Terrence Kiley said the season was fantastic in the Mallee to date. “We’ve already mowed the site a few weeks ago and we’re going to have to do it again before the field days, which are only around the corner,” he said. “It has dried out a little bit and we’ve had a few touches of frost that are drying things out, too. It’s ideal for here at the moment.” Australian Bureau of Meteorology data showed the average rain for Speed between January and July was 145.7 millimetres. Elders Weather recorded 166.4 millimetres before July this year – more than double the amount at the same time in 2021. Founding Mallee Machinery Field Days member Kevin Emonson said while harvest season was still months away, the season was showing a lot of potential. “We’re lucky that the season looks good,” he said. “A good season gives people a bit more enthusiasm to get back into things like the field days. “When the grass is green and there’s a bit of mud under your boot, it makes all the difference.” Mr Emonson said the livestock industry was also looking positive this year. “The livestock markets are doing okay,” he said. “The biggest challenge this year is the costs, so farmers have to be on the ball because they cannot afford to have too many mishaps.”

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August 3 & 4, 2022 at Speed

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ormer Mallee Machinery Field Days president and founding member Kevin Emonson is proud of the impact the event has on the community.

Speed Lions Club has organised Mallee Machinery Field Days since its inception in 1979 and will welcome visitors back to the event after a two-year COVID-19-restriction hiatus. Mr Emonson, one of two original committee members from the first field days event at Speed, said he was looking forward to the return of the event. “The event is run by the town’s Lions club as a fundraiser as well as a way to promote agriculture,” he said. “In the past couple of years, we haven’t been able to support local organisations much and now that we are getting it going again, we can start distributing funds back into the district. “The district needs to get enough funds to keep our communities going these days, which is a battle in a small area.” Mr Emonson said throughout the years when someone in the community was in need, the Lions club came to their aid. “In my opinion, that’s one of the biggest pleasures of the field days – to know quite a few people are getting benefits from it when and where it’s needed,” he said. “We can support quite a few organisations throughout the district with

GEARING UP: Speed Lions Club volunteers get the Mallee Machinery Field Days site ready at a working bee ahead of the event. different projects and I think that’s one of the big pluses of this event.” The 42nd Mallee Machinery Field Days marks a long history of the Speed Lions Club giving back to the community. In 1979, the first field days event ran in a paddock with 39 dealers exhibit-

ing their projects. The event has been hosted at a variety of temporary sites and the logistics behind erecting and removing amenities each year was a big task. Six years after the first event, a permanent site was chosen between Speed and Turriff.

Each year about 8500 people head through the gate to engage with about 350 exhibitors. Mr Emonson said despite three years since the last field days, volunteer organisations were jumping back on board. “The organisations that support us

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inally, the Mallee Machinery Field Days are almost here.

It has been three long years since the farming community has been able to gather for this event, but it is almost here. Field days and agricultural shows are highlights on the calendar, with really no other comparison. We have all missed the Speed field days. Field days attract thousands of visitors from across the country to learn, trade and catch up with one another, learn what is new and share stories. It is important to come back together and celebrate the vibrancy of farming life, rural traditions and all that is new in the agricultural scene. Field days are an essential part of the calendar year for many of our regional agribusinesses. No matter the yield or the measure of success, the Speed field days are always renowned for bringing everyone in the industry together, young and old. In Australia, field days generate more than $1billion in sales for small businesses every year. Mallee Machinery Field Days is a perfect time to show off the latest innovations and technology. These events bring regional leaders together

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oldacres hosted dealers from across the country for an exclusive Prairie Pro Series 2 trailing sprayer launch last week.

Recent years have proven to be hard for such events to be held, so a much-needed dealer group catch-up was certainly overdue. Goldacres released the popular G6 Series 2 Self-Propelled machine in mid 2020 – right in the heart of COVID-19 lockdowns, so many sales were taken before some dealerships had even cast their eyes on the sprayer. Not wanting history to repeat itself, Goldacres hosted the launch with the full range of the latest Prairie Pro Series 2s on display for all Goldacres dealers to test. The launch was at the recently restored The Goods Shed, followed by factory tours at the Goldacres Manufacturing plant at Mitchell Park near Ballarat. The Prairie Pro is Goldacre’s flag ship trailing model, which includes sizes 5000, 6500, 8500 and 10,000L with RivX boom sizes 24-metres to 36-metres and Tritech V boom in 48-metres. The new series is a complete redesign of the manufacturer’s Prairie Pro trailing model, which was prompted by what customers had requested, with the company’s ability to make

“It’s not as if farmers are doing the same thing year in and year out, and that’s why I think people keep coming along. Exhibitors want to put their items out there for people to see and everyone has to keep up with the technology and machinery to keep up with the industry”

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nostics info if something goes wrong, and offers all the functions and smarts of the self-propelled sprayer in a trailer. The Prairie Pro Series 2 is a vastly different machine to what Goldacres has previously offered and alternative sprayers available. Aimed at producers who demand the very best in terms of build quality, features and technology, it is designed for maximum efficiency from the season’s first fill to the last application, with all chemicals on target and minimum waste.

Careful consideration has been made in determining what operators value most in a sprayer, with many features built into the model as standard equipment. Arguably the biggest advancement to the new model is the adaption of Goldacres’ in-house developed G-Hub sprayer control system. Comprising of a full colour five-inch, or 12-centimetre, screen and keypad at the fill station and an optional 12-inch, or 30-centimetre, colour touch screen inside the tractor cabin, the system allows all functions to be quickly op-

erated. The fully riveted RivX boom is now fitted to the Prairie Pro Series 2 in sizes between 24m and 36m, while the 48m version is the tri-folding TriTech V series boom. Goldacres is a manufacturer and supplier of agricultural chemical spray equipment. Its range of agricultural chemical sprayers comprises a selection of diverse precision equipment for a wide variety of uses and applications. Goldacres is exhibiting at the Mallee Machinery Field Days at site 213-214.

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More than 300 exhibitors will be at the field days site near Speed on August 3 and 4, ready to engage with farmers. Field days president Terrence Kiley said harvesting and spraying technology and machinery were key features of the field days this year. “Some of the key exhibits are probably the John Deere harvester, the X9, which is new to Australia,” he said. “Hopefully farmers, and I, will get time at the field days to have a look over it. “That’s what the event is all about – checking out what’s on offer from the dealerships.” Mr Kiley said precision technology for spraying weeds would also be an attention-grabber throughout the two days. “The other one is green-on-green and green-on-brown technology,” he said. “Green-on-brown has been around for a while, but they’re getting better at it with new spraying technology – and it is new to agriculture. “Agrifac is probably leading the way with green-on-green as far as I know, so that will be interesting to see.” Mallee Machinery Field Days

KEEPING UP: Emmetts’ precision ag consultant Garry Livingston with a new John Deere Generation 4 display. Emmetts will be at next week’s Mallee Machinery Field Days at site 211-212. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER founding member Kevin Emonson said farming was constantly changing. “It’s not as if farmers are doing the same thing year in and year out, and that’s why I think people keep coming along,” he said.

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ON SHOW: Goldacres will be exhibiting at next week’s Mallee Machinery Field Days. changes according to the market aided by its sprayers being designed and manufactured in Australia. With farming practices changing in a direction that requires higher accuracy, less wastage and getting more done, a rethink of the range was required. The philosophy behind the new model was to create a trailing sprayer that shared the same filling and application technology from the recently released Crop Cruiser G6 Series 2. It is easier to use, has electric controls for all functions with full diag-

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nostics info if something goes wrong, and offers all the functions and smarts of the self-propelled sprayer in a trailer. The Prairie Pro Series 2 is a vastly different machine to what Goldacres has previously offered and alternative sprayers available. Aimed at producers who demand the very best in terms of build quality, features and technology, it is designed for maximum efficiency from the season’s first fill to the last application, with all chemicals on target and minimum waste.

Careful consideration has been made in determining what operators value most in a sprayer, with many features built into the model as standard equipment. Arguably the biggest advancement to the new model is the adaption of Goldacres’ in-house developed G-Hub sprayer control system. Comprising of a full colour five-inch, or 12-centimetre, screen and keypad at the fill station and an optional 12-inch, or 30-centimetre, colour touch screen inside the tractor cabin, the system allows all functions to be quickly op-

erated. The fully riveted RivX boom is now fitted to the Prairie Pro Series 2 in sizes between 24m and 36m, while the 48m version is the tri-folding TriTech V series boom. Goldacres is a manufacturer and supplier of agricultural chemical spray equipment. Its range of agricultural chemical sprayers comprises a selection of diverse precision equipment for a wide variety of uses and applications. Goldacres is exhibiting at the Mallee Machinery Field Days at site 213-214.

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More than 300 exhibitors will be at the field days site near Speed on August 3 and 4, ready to engage with farmers. Field days president Terrence Kiley said harvesting and spraying technology and machinery were key features of the field days this year. “Some of the key exhibits are probably the John Deere harvester, the X9, which is new to Australia,” he said. “Hopefully farmers, and I, will get time at the field days to have a look over it. “That’s what the event is all about – checking out what’s on offer from the dealerships.” Mr Kiley said precision technology for spraying weeds would also be an attention-grabber throughout the two days. “The other one is green-on-green and green-on-brown technology,” he said. “Green-on-brown has been around for a while, but they’re getting better at it with new spraying technology – and it is new to agriculture. “Agrifac is probably leading the way with green-on-green as far as I know, so that will be interesting to see.” Mallee Machinery Field Days

KEEPING UP: Emmetts’ precision ag consultant Garry Livingston with a new John Deere Generation 4 display. Emmetts will be at next week’s Mallee Machinery Field Days at site 211-212. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER founding member Kevin Emonson said farming was constantly changing. “It’s not as if farmers are doing the same thing year in and year out, and that’s why I think people keep coming along,” he said.

“Exhibitors want to put their items out there for people to see and everyone has to keep up with the technology and machinery to keep up with the industry.” Mr Emonson said during his in-

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sowing rates, but now it’s all computerised and you can even get units on sprayers that can pick out certain weeds,” he said. “Technology has transformed agriculture and the way it’s done. “We’re still producing the same type of product, but the way we produce and the efficiency of producing it now outweighs what we were doing years ago. “When you consider the amount of acres one farmer can sow in a day now, compared with what it was when I started farming, it’s a pretty amazing accomplishment. “In these days farmers grow it, sell it, produce the article efficiently and provide evidence about how they produced it. “That sort of thing shows how modern technology has gone and how adaptive the modern-day farmer is.”

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n behalf of Yarriambiack Shire Council I’d like to congratulate the Lions Club of Speed for its persistence and hard work in getting the 2022 event up and running after two years of COVID-related cancellations.

The field days is such as important event for our region, with visitors and exhibitors travelling far and wide to see the latest and greatest in agricultural machinery, products and services. This stimulus extends past the field days throughout our towns and local economy and provides a great fundraising opportunity for our local community groups and businesses. As the main industry within our region, agriculture is the lifeblood of our small towns. When farmers and the ag sector are doing well, our communities thrive. Since the first event in 1979, Mallee Machinery Field Days has grown from 39 exhibitors to now hosting about 350 exhibitors from across Australia. This is an extraordinary achievement for the committee and volunteers. For council, the Mallee Machinery Field Days is a vital link in our community engagement efforts. I encourage all patrons to visit us at site 73, where I will be accompanied by my fellow councillors and staff to answer your questions and share your ideas on projects, issues and ideas that impact our community. We will have copies of the Council Plan 2022-23 Actions List and the recently adopted roadside management plans and maps for you to review. We also welcome Rural Northwest Health Service staff who will be completing on-site health checks and promoting their wide range of services and programs.

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wo new herbicide-tolerant lentil varieties offered by start-up independent plant breeder Grains Innovation Australia, GIA, will offer growers a boost in yield over currently grown varieties across Australia’s lentil producing heartland of Victoria. GIA breeder Michael Materne, based in Horsham, said national variety trial, NVT, data showed the varieties stacked up well against industry benchmarks in a range of settings. Dr Materne said the aim with one of the varieties, GIA Lightning, had been to provide growers in lower rainfall, sandy soil environments, such as the Mallee, a solid herbicide-tolerant option that could help them better incorporate a pulse within their broader crop rotation. GIA Lightning is an imidazolinone, imi, tolerant line that across Victorian and South Australian NVT trials has yielded on average 109 percent of Hurricane XT, currently the most widely grown imi-tolerant variety in lower rainfall zones. Dr Materne said the breeding process had been tailored to creating a variety with good yield stability and growth pattern and a plant type suitable for sandier soils. The variety had a limited quantity of seed commercially released this year and has proven popular. Janine Sounness, commercial manager at PBSeeds, the distributor of the new variety, said all available seed

“There has been a significant expansion in lentil plantings in the past decade and imi-tolerant lines have been a big part of that. Growers have always been quick to adopt improved lentil genetics for their farm rotations” – Janine Sounness

HIGH HOPES: Two new lentil varieties were bred at the GIA lentil breeding nursery near Horsham. sold out in a week to numerous Mallee farmers across both South Australia and Victoria. Another variety the fledgling breeder is excited about is GIA Thunder, which has consistently proved the top yielding imi-tolerant lentil across trials conducted both by GIA and its collaborators and in NVTs in major lentil producing regions. Recently released NVT data shows GIA Thunder’s yield potential on average is 111 percent of Hurricane XT

across Victoria and South Australian trials throughout 2020 and 2021. Along with its herbicide tolerance, Dr Materne said GIA Thunder had some key advantages over other varieties in terms of its frost tolerance, a major issue for lentil producers, especially those planting in low-lying frost prone paddocks. Ms Sounness was also upbeat about GIA Thunder’s prospects. “GIA Thunder is going to be hugely popular as the imi tolerant types now

dominate the market in terms of planted area,” she said. “There has been a significant expansion in lentil plantings in the past decade and imi-tolerant lines have been a big part of that. “Growers have always been quick to adopt improved lentil genetics for their farm rotations.” Ms Sounness said PB Seeds and GIA were planning to bolster seed availability of the new varieties for 2023 and this week have opened up

seed orders to all nationwide. “Large areas of seed crops are being sown this year, so there will be plenty of seed available to growers to plant in 2023 of both GIA Thunder and GIA Lightning,” she said. “PBSeeds is also organising seed for some demonstration trial crops and will be marketing small parcels of these small seed class red lentils to end users after harvest.”

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n-farm infrastructure requests including silos, sheds, water storage, augers and grain handling options can be explored in the one location when Ahrens Rural visits the Mallee Machinery Field Days at Speed.

Ahrens team members will be on site to help farmers plan their future storage requirements, with no project too big or too small. Ahrens is a 120-year-old, fifth-generation and family owned Australian company with footprints across the country. It is a leader when it comes to rural infrastructure and equipment solutions. The company manufactures Australia’s largest range of quality and affordable transportable and flat-bottom silos and field bins, water tanks and steel sheds, as well as augers and grain belts. Yet, what sets Ahrens Rural apart from the rest, is their reputation for quality, reliability and value. This is backed by their factories’ vertically integrated set-ups, which enables them to design, fabricate and install farmers’ rural infrastructure needs. Ahrens’ in-house capabilities means the company can control costs, time and quality against competitors and pass the savings onto customers.

INFRASTRUCTURE OPTIONS: The Ahrens Rural team can help farmers plan their future on-farm storage solutions, including their quality and affordable transportable silos.

Their products are engineered to Australian standards and suit Australian conditions, helping to protect farmers’ assets for the long-term. These in-house capabilities also provide greater versatility – especially as demands increase for silos or complete grain storage systems to suit all types of grain fertiliser, dairy and seed and feeds. Similarly, Ahrens’ water storage di-

visions – Pioneer Water Tanks, Southern Cross Water and Altanks – each offer complete in-house capabilities, with all water storage solutions manufactured and installed using the highest quality products. When it comes to sheds, Ahrens’ in-house capabilities, combined with a loyal pool of subcontractors, mean they can control costs and quality above all others to provide cost-effec-

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Victorian Farmers Federation campaign is shining a spotlight on children’s safety on farms.

The federation’s Making Our Farms Safer project aims to boost public awareness and highlight on-farm risks to children. Federation president Emma Germano said the campaign’s launch coincided with National Farm Safety Week 2022. She said it would include the launch of a dedicated safety guidebook for farming families. “The Australian agriculture industry sadly represents the highest proportion of accidents causing death in any workplace, with children tragically making up one-quarter of these numbers,” Ms Germano said. “We need to do all we can, as an industry, to ensure no-one has to endure the heartbreak, pain, loss and emptiness that losing a child to a preventable on-farm accident results in.” A 2021 Coronial Inquiry revealed that in the six-year period from January 1, 2016 to December 21, 2021, seven Victorian children died using farm machinery. This finding has driven the development of the campaign and guidebook. “I encourage all farmers to familiarise themselves with the Making Our Farm Families Safer campaign and guidebook. There isn’t an issue more important than this for farming families,” Ms Germano said.

REMINDER: Victorian Farmers Federation president Emma Germano says there is no more important issue for farming families than ensuring children remain safe. The farmer’s federation has launched a new campaign to highlight the issue. The campaign and guidance book has been created by the VFF Making Our Farms Safer project, a farm safety education and support service for Victorian farmers. It is funded through the Victorian Government Smarter, Safer Farms commitment to improve safety and

skills outcomes for farmers across the state. Ms Germano said people could follow the Making Our Farm Families Safer campaign across all social media platforms or download a free copy of the guidebook via www.making ourfarmssafer.org.au

Encouraging precautions Meanwhile, Kidsafe Victoria has also urged parents and carers on farms to take urgent action and set-up safe play areas in a bid to reduce the number of unintentional childhood injury and death.

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More than eight children in Victoria require hospital treatment each week as a result of farm-related injury. Victorian Injury Surveillance Unit statistics show a 12 percent increase in children, aged under 14, injured on farms in the past year. Kidsafe Victoria general manager Jason Chambers said common injury hazards for children included vehicles such as tractors, motorbikes and quad bikes; animals; water hazards such as dams, creeks and animal drinking troughs; machinery; and poisons. National Centre for Farmer Health research has shown almost half of properties surveyed did not have a fence around the farmhouse or garden to keep children separated from hazards. A further 20 percent reported that while they had a fence, it was not fully enclosed or secure. Jessie Adams, research assistant and PhD candidate at the National Centre for Farmer Health, said the research also revealed a number of barriers to parents and carers implementing safety measures on farms. “More than half, or 52 percent, of parents surveyed believe there are not enough resources to educate them on what they need to do,” she said.

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zValue AG Machinery is gearing up for a return to the field days circuit.

The business will exhibit at the Mallee Machinery Field Days next week. OzValue AG senior production manager Nathan Broadbent said highlights of their exhibit included Unverferth chaser bins; a GTS Flexer XS, 40-foot flex front; Fertec F9500 S6 trailing spreader; GTS 710 construction planner grader; the Donder CGSA 4000L spreader with scales and ARAG ISOBUS rate control and their Australian-made air seeder, The Germinator, MK-IV. “The Mallee Machinery Field Days is a great opportunity to showcase our latest products and brands we have available,” Mr Broadbent said. “We also like to take the time to catch-up with customers from the district, and others who have travelled. “The Mallee Machinery Field Days is a really well-run event, with it having a real farmer focus – which is something we value.” Mr Broadbent said the business had attended the Speed field days since 2014. “The Mallee Machinery Field Days is a real highlight for us on the field days calendar and

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In response to industry requests, Grainline have added Swing Away Augers to the extensive range of high quality Australian made Transportable Augers. Grainline are pleased to announce the release of the all new Swing Away Auger for this coming season. The Swing Away Auger completes the full range of augers available from Grainline. Grainline is now offering the most comprehensive range of grain augers in the Australian market today, making Grainline a valuable partner for our selected ag machinery dealerships. The all new Grainline Swing Away Augers are a new improved design, incorporating a unique hydraulically driven swing auger and hopper, making for a smoother and quieter operation.

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Open doors to skills solution From left field with David Matthews

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lmost every business conversation I hear today ends up in discussion about how difficult it is to find employees.

It’s across all sectors – including hospitality, healthcare, banking and finance and definitely agriculture. Some years ago, when we needed a mechanic to join us at Wimmera Grain Co, we advertised through all the usual channels. There was one response, from someone who’d never lifted a spanner but thought it might be fun. A chance conversation outside an Indian restaurant in Melbourne led us to meeting Inderjeet. Inderjeet owned a small farm in Punjab, but he was living in Melbourne and working as a mechanic for a trucking company in Laverton. His wife and young children were still in India, looking after the farm. We invited him up to Rupanyup to work a few weekends, to let him get to know us and us get to know him. We soon offered him a position under the sponsored visa program. Each party commits to a minimum of two years employment and if completed successfully, it opens a path-

OPPORTUNITY: An expanded sponsored migration program has to be a part of solving the current chronic skills shortage, says columnist David Matthews of Rupanyup. way to permanent residency for the employee. I really like Inderjeet. He is a lovey man. Respectful, honest and hard working. One day he came into the office and asked for two weeks leave without

pay. He had to go back to India. The neighbouring farmers had encroached on his land. They ignored his wife’s efforts to remove them. The incident highlighted the sacrifice Inderjeet and his family were

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well all descendants of people who came here to build a better life. Wave after wave of people have moved here in search of something better. They were often escaping poverty or war. They were hungry to seize the opportunities this country presented. It’s this collective aspiration, this desire to build a better life, that ensures Australia continues to punch above its weight globally. We’ve used the sponsored visa program to find employees a few times now. Some have only stayed with us three or four years; some, eight years. It’s not a simple process but, without exception, it’s helped us find great people. And when you hear their individual stories, the hardships they’ve left behind and their optimism for a new future in Australia, you realise everyone wins. An expanded sponsored migration program has to be a part of solving the current chronic skills shortage. The old catch cry of ‘Australians for Australian Jobs’ is not relevant in a time of such low unemployment. We have the jobs and we have the space. We have willing employers and welcoming communities. We just need some sensible government policy to make it happen.

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around this time of year, I feel the anxiety of students finishing school and wondering where their career might begin. So much so, I have recurring nightmares, which I blame on my matriculation results being delivered to my neighbors’ letterbox by mistake. I can tell you it was a pretty tough couple of days before the error was corrected and I found I’d passed with an adequate result. Yes, we had the time of our lives at ag college, doing all those things that ag students do. What happens on campus stays on campus. But I also made the most wonderful connections with students from across the country – many of whom I’m still in contact with 40 years later. It still is a case of who you know as much as what you know. The course was a lot more difficult than I’d anticipated, but I loved what I was learning and immersed myself in college life.

SHOWCASING MACHINERY: O’Connors Horsham is one of many agriculture machinery dealerships exhibiting at the 2022 Mallee Machinery Field Days. From tractors and combines to hay and seeding equipment, there is a wide variety of the newest machinery on site to check out. O’Connors is also hosting a range of information sessions after 3pm across the two-day event. O’Connors Horsham sales manager Paul Christian, left, and branch manager Heath Martin are looking forward to heading to Speed for the August 3 and 4 showcase. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

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My first dream, when I was about eight years old, was to be a wildlife photojournalist. I had a voracious appetite for pouring through my grandfather’s National Geographic magazines, in awe of wild animals in Africa. Then I became obsessed with horses, as many young girls do, and I thought I’d be a vet. But I was far more arts oriented and knew I didn’t have the fortitude to slog my way through sciences. So I did what many young women did in the 1970s – either teaching or nursing – and began a teaching degree. One year of that was more than enough and I dropped out, much to the horror of my parents. I was determined to find a career where I could also indulge my passion for horses. After working for a lofty $40 a week as a live-in groom, travelling across Australia where I could find work, I heard of a course in farm secretarial studies at Orange Agricultural College. Growing up as a city girl, I thought farm management was a stretch so I enrolled and thus began a life-changing experience. Why am I telling you this? Because

Like so many tertiary institutions offering practical diploma courses, Orange Agricultural College was forced to merge with University of Sydney under the Hawke Government’s Dawkins education reforms. It was then transferred to Charles Sturt University. Now, it no longer exists. It was my qualification from Orange that got me the job in rural reporting all those years ago – the job that has been the perfect fit. I’m saddened that the course is no longer, but now that agriculture is booming, more students are looking at the sector as a career choice. I’ve just completed a series of interviews for Country Today with students from Marcus Oldham College in Geelong and I’m staggered at the students’ confidence, determination and focus. I wouldn’t swap my jobs for quids and encourage anyone considering a career in farming or related industries to take the leap. Some years after graduating, I ran into one of my course lecturers. She asked, “what are you doing now?” When I replied, “working in radio,” her response was, “that would be right, getting paid to talk”. Not just that, talking about what I love.

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Saritor Mallee edition on show “We are very pleased to be able to help all those farmers reduce their herbicide usage and costs by up to 90 percent in every paddock”

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ARDI Australia has launched its new Saritor 7000 Mallee Edition.

The launch, in Adelaide last week, of the next-generation Saritor 7000 brings sophisticated self-propelled performance to farms – from its stunning satin black laser cut-grill with integrated LED light bar, to its unrivalled boom ride. The infinitely variable four-wheel drive is controlled by efficient hydrostatic transmission, powered by a 300HP Cummins QSB 6.7 litre Tier III diesel engine. Farmers can chose between 4 different nozzle technologies. The sleek, new bonnet lines lead back to a completely re-imagined cab. Fatigue-beating comforts include a comfortable high-back operator’s seat and a new refrigerator for the day’s supplies. The cabin also features an intuitive new control console with a focus on reducing clutter. The heart of cab is the new HARDI Integrated Vehicle Experience – ‘HIVE’. This advanced control system includes a completely remodelled armrest console with integrated dial and joystick interface, plus a head-up display that shows critical information at eye level, enhancing situational awareness inside and outside the cab.

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UNVEILING: The HARDI Australia Saritor 7000 Mallee Edition is unveiled at its Adelaide launch last week. The ‘HIVE’ concept extends to the filling station, with its new HIVE system screen. This displays clear filling information plus a set of visual guides and videos, so farmhands can master filling Saritor quickly and safely. The new Saritor 7000 was designed in Adelaide. Meanwhile, HARDI also launched GeoSelect on its trailer range.

Primary producers can now have highly sophisticated weed targeting technology on their trailed crop sprayers. The GeoSelect spot spraying system will be offered on HARDI trailed sprayers, starting with the popular Commander. HARDI national sales manager Zac Harnett said offering GeoSelect on the company’s most popular trailed

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sprayers was ‘great news’ for farmers. “The Commander is hugely popular with grain producers, pastoralists and vegetable growers, as well as broadacre operators,” he said. “We are very pleased to be able to help all those farmers reduce their herbicide usage and costs by up to 90 percent in every paddock.” GeoSelect adds very little extra hardware and weight to the spray boom.

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Instead of heavy and vulnerable cameras, there are just four GNSS units that continually geolocate the spray nozzles with centimetre accuracy. This means there is virtually no change in boom performance and the system can be easily disabled for blanket spraying of fungicides and liquid fertilisers. GeoSelect programming begins with a drone or aircraft pre-scan of the paddock. A weed geolocation database is created and transferred to the software, which calculates how much chemical will be needed in the tank, recommends the tractor’s optimum spraying speed at each point in the paddock, and controls individual spray nozzles along the boom to target weeds. Commander trailed sprayers are offered with 6500, 8500 and 10,000 litre main tank capacity and boom sizes from 30 metres to 48.5 metres. People can visit HARDI at the Mallee Machinery Field Days, site 207210; or go to www.hardi.com.au to read more.

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pushing it into the ground and making it difficult to rake. By pushing the material out each side of the tractor tyres, the tractor is running on fresh ground. The Opener Series is also an ideal machine for pushing teddered silage away from tractor tyres and eliminating soil contamination to the material. Depending on the size of the mowers, the Opener is capable of turning two rows of wet hay in one pass, or it can be used to turn only one row. This patented award-winning rake can be coupled to the tractor either on the front end loader arms, three point linkage or bolted to the front chassis or cast weights of the tractor with a very quick easy coupling. The opener rake can be used in front of any type of rake that is behind the tractor, for example finger reel, rotary or roller bar. Schinckel Hayrakes owners and staff are very proud of their rakes, which have a good following in the Australian hay industry. Schinckel Hayrakes have won several awards throughout the years. In 2008 Simon won ‘Best Australian Agriculture Machine’ at Henty Field Days with his hydraulic open and shut rake. Ten years later, in 2018, Simon was awarded ‘Best Australian Agricultural Machine’ at Cleve Field Days on the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, also receiving ‘Machine of the Year’ at Henty Field Days. These two awards were won for his new, ‘Simpler Smarter Safer Sexier’ series of Hayrakes. In 2019, Simon won the ‘Robert J. Stewart Best Innovation Award’ at Hamilton Sheepvention with his new Opener Series rake. At Dowerin Field Days that year he also won ‘Best New Release Machinery Attachments Award’. Simon is very chuffed about all of his awards. Schinckel Hayrakes has common rake sizes in stock ready for this year’s hay season. People wanting further information on larger or custom built rakes can call Simon on 0428 838 524 to discuss requirements. Alternatively, have a look at Hayrakes on website www.schinckelhayrakes. com.au.

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Simon Schinckel has been manufacturing his household name of Hayrakes for more than 30 years. Based at Naracoorte, South Australia, Simon has seen his business grow gradually during this period, with sales figures averaging one rake a week throughout that span. Australian farmers like to buy Aussie made and this product certainly fits the bill. Designs have changed immensely in the way the rakes are manufactured. Simon started manufacturing a basic model to start with, with not too many frills on it – not even hydraulic lift to the reels. A lot of new ideas have been incorporated on his new ‘Simpler Smarter Safer Sexier’ series, in both the Heavy Duty Series and the Next F Series. This very popular model series, which is our biggest seller, has dual castors on the raking arm for a smoother ride in the paddocks and windshields on all reels to prevent material being blown over the top of the reels in windy conditions. Tail lights and hydraulic lift to reels are standard equipment on all of our rakes. There are no pins or clips to be removed for opening or closing the rake. Pins and clips get lost or forgotten about very easily. A new catch that cannot be opened in transport has replaced the pins. The big winner of the new series is the patented inbuilt telescopic arm that is fitted to both the raking arm and main beam, hence there is no lifting to be done to anything on the rake when setting up for raking or closing for transport. This system has a calibrated raking width, which is very easily adjusted. When driving forward the raking arms open out to the users preset raking width. Brakes on the castors have been replaced with truck steering dampners. The 16-18 reel rakes in the Next F Series are also manufactured with rear steering, with two or four reel splitters fitted to them. These rake sizes are also made in a heavy duty version with the option of hydraulic open and shut, front and back of rake for windrow adjustment widths. The larger rakes, 22-28 reel are custom made to meet the purchaser’s needs. Inline rakes are mainly sold in the 15 reel version, that has hydraulic lift and hydraulic rear steering as all standard equipment. Schinckel Hayrakes also manufactures a 24 reel model that is in two, 12-reel models. These are used for raking stubble, mainly in Western Australia. Simon has several 36 reel Inline Rakes working in Western Australia. The world first Opener Series was designed about four or five years ago, and has become a very interesting, much talked about concept. The machine was designed to push apart two windrows that have been left close together, which meant the tractor was running on the cut material

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s National Farm Safety Week has come to a close, WorkSafe Victoria leaders are reminding farmers to build safe practices into operations to ensure they can maintain an enviable farming lifestyle into the future. WorkSafe Victoria acting head of specialist programs and licensing, Rob Kelly, said National Farm Safety Week was a good opportunity for farmers to review their business and ensure they were prioritising safety. The national awareness week ran from July 18 to 24. “We know the ‘it’ll be right’ attitude that is common in agriculture can have deadly consequences,” Mr Kelly said. “Just because you know your farm and have been working it all your life doesn’t mean you can let safety take a back seat. “Taking time to ensure you are providing a safe work environment for yourself, your family and your workers is also the best way to build a productive and sustainable business that can be passed down to the next generation.” Mr Kelly said on average, 14 percent of workplace fatalities occured in the agriculture industry, despite agricultural employees representing only two percent of the state’s workforce. Seven people have died as a result of

a workplace incident on Victorian farms throughout this year. More than one person every day working in agriculture is injured badly enough to lodge a worker’s compensation claim.

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A Victorian Government $5-million Farm Safety Rebate Scheme is part of a $20 million Smarter, Safer Farms Program, which aims to help farms make permanent safety improvements. The scheme is aimed at improving and increasing awareness of Victoria’s on-farm safety, and upskilling farmers to manage and improve their businesses. Agriculture Minister Gayle Tierney said the government was working with farmers and industry to continue improving farm safety across Victoria. “We encourage farmers to take a proactive role in assessing and addressing safety concerns on their properties,” she said. “Safety on farms is critically important. “National Farm Safety Week is a reminder to farmers to identify risks and make changes so those who work, live or visit farms avoid serious injury.” People wanting more information about the government’s farm safety programs can visit www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/ smartersaferfarms

Farm move inspires dairy interest It was two years ago that Caitlin Martin got her first taste of dairying; now the 19-year-old is looking at a career in the industry. Ms Martin has received a DemoDAIRY Foundation scholarship to support her two-year agribusiness degree studies at Longerenong College. Her interest in pursuing a career in dairy was inspired by her family’s move two years ago from a

beef farm near Mortlake to a joint dairy-beef property at Kariah, near Camperdown. “We now have 1000 acres split between a dairy herd and some Angus beef cattle. This farm had the facilities for dairy so we decided to try that,” she said. While many dairy farmers have gone from dairy to beef over the past decade, Ms Martin is pleased her parents Richard and Kylie

bucked the trend. She said the scholarship opportunity, promoted via the Longerenong College website, would alleviate the financial pressures of studying. “DemoDAIRY had done a lot in the area in the past so it was a good opportunity as I hope to do something that will benefit the dairy industry in the future,” she said. Longerenong College will host an open day on Sunday, August 14.

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SUCCESS: Wimmera Machinery Field Days president Sam Eagle and junior vice-president Harry Young were happy with the turnout for Innovations Day. Pictures: ABBY WALTER

CONNECT: O’Connors branch manager Heath Martin, left, Wimmera farmer Kane Sudholz and O’Connors sales manager Roger Bull discuss the latest technology in farm machinery.

ABOVE: Murra Warra’s David Jochinke and his nephew Zac Wickson check out the new John Deere X9 combine. LEFT: Longerenong College agronomy students, from left, Bella Geue, Grace Billington, Kirsty Hausler, Lynae Howlett and Alex Argall were among patrons at an Innovation Day at Wimmera Events Centre earlier this month. The event included exhibits from Emmetts, Goldacres, O’Connors, Agrifac, OzValue Ag and Belle-Vue Trading.

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Mallee Blooms Homewares, gifts, dried arrangements The Posie Spot Fresh flowers, Bopo skincare, candles, Freckleberry Chocolate Woodbine Games, toys, rugs, scrunchies, blankets, wheat bags, aprons, cards Blessed Bod Ladies fashion – sizes 14-24 Beauty Scoop SeneGence/LipSense skincare and beauty products The Oily Life Essential oils Sassy Giving Garden decor, wind spinners, faux flowers, jigsaws, jewellery Antonia’s Unique Creations Jewellery, snap buttons, Chain Maille jewellery and accessories Rachel’s Krafty Gifts Aprons, heatpacks, kitchen towels, ironing board covers and bags The Good Spice Co Herbs, spices, meat rubs and seasonings

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