Wel­come to Farm World


On be­half of Lard­ner Park Events I would like to wel­come ev­ery­one to Farm World 2016.

Farm World has grown to be one of Aus­tralia’s largest re­gional agri­cul­tural events pro­vid­ing a unique plat­form for farm ma­chin­ery man­u­fac­tur­ers, sup­pli­ers and dis­trib­u­tors to launch new prod­ucts, show­case their ranges, high­light changes in tech­nol­ogy and to main­tain and es­tab­lish new con­tacts.

The theme for Farm World 2016 ‘DAIRY – an in­dus­try on the move’ high­lights the im­por­tance and fu­ture of the in­dus­try, with the fo­cus on best prac­tice, in­no­va­tion and fu­ture ca­reers. The dairy in­dus­try is Gipp­s­land’s largest agri­cul­tural com­mod­ity and ac­counts for over 20% of Aus­tralia’s milk sup­ply.

GippsDairy and Dairy Aus­tralia are val­ued spon­sors of the dairy theme which builds on Dairy Aus­tralia’s plat­form ‘LE­GENDAIRY’ pro­gram show­cas­ing the re­silience and pride of the Aus­tralian dairy in­dus­try. Their stand at Farm World in the Lard­ner Park Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre will high­light the var­i­ous projects be­ing un­der­taken, in­clud­ing their fo­cus farms and in­tro­duc­ing tech­nolo­gies to in­crease farm pro­duc­tiv­ity.

Ad­vances in farm ma­chin­ery, ge­net­ics and tech­nol­ogy con­tinue to play an im­por­tant role in im­prov­ing farm pro­duc­tiv­ity, and the new­est in­no­va­tions and im­prove­ments will be on show, such as ro­botic milk­ing sys­tems, sexed se­men, the au­to­matic teat dip­ping and liner flush­ing sys­tem, masti­tis de­tec­tion and pas­ture im­prove­ment meth­ods.

The con­struc­tion of a new Baw Baw Eques­trian Cen­tre on the west­ern bound­ary of Lard­ner Park has al­lowed us to launch an ex­cit­ing new ini­tia­tive, the Farm World Eques­trian Expo. The Eques­trian Expo is sup­ported by both Pak­en­ham Isuzu UTE and Gipp­s­land Isuzu UTE. This will add a whole new di­men­sion to Farm World and its in­clu­sion re­flects the size and im­por­tance of the horse in­dus­try to both Gipp­s­land and the re­gions sur­round­ing Mel­bourne.

Visi­tors to the Eques­trian Expo will be able to in­spect a se­lec­tion of ded­i­cated eques­trian re­lated ex­hibitors, at­tend a va­ri­ety of mas­ter­classes with ad­vice from the best in the in­dus­try, and see dres­sage com­pe­ti­tions on the Thurs­day and Fri­day or show jump­ing com­pe­ti­tions on Satur­day and Sun­day. A ticket to Farm World in­cludes en­try to the Farm World Eques­trian Expo.

In­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties and pre­sen­ta­tions con­tinue to be an im­por­tant part of Farm World – there is some­thing for ev­ery­one. The ex­ten­sive pro­gram can be viewed on pages 2, 3 and 6 of this pro­gram.

We are also pleased to launch the in­au­gu­ral Farm World Young Farm­ers Con­fer­ence to be held in the Lard­ner Park Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre on Satur­day 9th April. This in­vest­ment in the fu­ture of agri­cul­ture fea­tures an in­no­va­tive pro­gram of in­ter­est to young farm­ers such as new tech­nol­ogy, suc­ces­sion plan­ning, al­ter­nate farm­ing busi­ness struc­tures and lead­er­ship op­por­tu­ni­ties in agri­cul­ture.

In clos­ing I would like to ac­knowl­edge and thank all the ex­hibitors par­tic­i­pat­ing in Farm World for the ef­forts and pro­fes­sion­al­ism taken in show­cas­ing their prod­ucts.

The long-term suc­cess of Farm World would not be pos­si­ble with­out the long- term and gen­er­ous sup­port of our strate­gic part­ners, the Com­mon­wealth Bank, Evans Petroleum BP and the Baw Baw Shire Coun­cil. We thank them for their on­go­ing sup­port.

We hope your visit to Farm World is both pro­duc­tive and en­joy­able.

An­gela Betheras, Chair­man – Lard­ner Park Events.

Lard­ner Park Events chair­man, An­gela Betheras

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