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THERE is noth­ing quite like the Elmore Field Days.

From work­ing dogs to kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties, big ma­chin­ery to head­ers and hor­ti­cul­ture, there is some­thing for ev­ery age and ev­ery in­ter­est.

Ma­chine of the Year award went to a clever mini seeder and a seeder bar, which can be towed be­hind an ATV or ute Other awards went to:

Award for Tech­nol­ogy & In­no­va­tion: Davey Wa­ter Prod­ucts Mon­soon IQ Pump Con­troller. Hon­ourable Men­tion: Dingo Fenc­ing Sys­tems - Dingo Fenc­ing Ma­chine.

Betty Childs Memo­rial Award (best dis­play in the gen­eral in­ter­est) spon­sored by Peat’s Of­fice Equip­ment Echuca: Pud for All Sea­sons. Hon­ourable men­tion BJ En­ter­prises & Mar­ket­ing.

The Weekly Times Im­ported Ma­chine of the Year: Muddy River Agri­cul­ture - 12NT Sprinter. Hon­ourable men­tion Claas Har­vest Cen­tre Echuca - Claas Arion 440.

The Weekly Times Aus­tralian Ma­chine of the Year: GreenPRO-6 in 1 Seeder. Hon­ourable men­tion Claas Har­vest Cen­tre Echuca - Ga­son 12.8 tonne spreader.

The Coun­try News Best In-pad­dock Demon­stra­tion: Tow & Farm.

The Best Agribusi­ness Pav­il­ion Ex­hibit: Goul­burn Val­ley Oil Sup­plies. Hon­ourable men­tion to Fon­terra Aus­tralia & Maw­sons.

The Weekly Times Best Static Award: ASQ. Hon­ourable men­tion to Co­price, Kanga Load­ers & Agribin.

Life Gover­nors Award - Best Overall Ex­hibit spon­sored by Elmore/ Lock­ing­ton/Rochester Com­mu­nity Bank branches +- Bendigo Bank: Claas Har­vest Cen­tre Echuca. Hon­ourable men­tion Kuhn, Ten Pack Pty Ltd.

HANDS UP FOR ELMORE: Ge­off Guy, Su­per Axe, was stoked to be a part of the Elmore Field Days.

KONIGS: Konigs had a big pres­ence – pic­tured is Leo Schoonder­beek, from Konigs Shep­par­ton, with Raul Abati.

SO MUCH TO SEE: The very lat­est in farm­ing equip­ment was on hand at Elmore, giv­ing buy­ers a broad range to choose from.

FARM WORK: Leo Schoonder­beek with James Pud­ney was ready for ac­tion at the Elmore Field Days.

BIG SMILES: Noth­ing makes a field day more than sun­shine, good mates and a few laughs. Pic­tured (from left) is Leo Schoonder­beek from Konigs Shep­par­ton, with Shane Ryan from In­lon.

NOT JUST TRAC­TORS: There were more than just trac­tors at Elmore, with the lat­est in stud ge­net­ics and breeds also on­site. Pic­tured is Robert Mitchell from Rono­bri Poll Dorsets.

SMALE: Jeff Smale, from Smale Farm Equip­ment, was one of many stall­hold­ers at Elmore.

IN­NO­VA­TIVE: Martin Carey from Elec­trodip at the re­cent Elmore Field Days.

BIG EQUIP­MENT: (From left) Franco Per­rotta with Leo Schoonder­beek at the re­cent Elmore Field Days.

BOYS’ TOYS: Graeme Dunkin with Dar­ren Holmes, Kawasaki.

CHARGE YOUR BAT­TER­IES: Ger­ard and Deb­bie Anselmi, from Recharge bat­ter­ies.

READY TO SELL: (From left) Raph Hy­mus with Matt Rees at Elmore Field Days.

FARM EQUIP­MENT: Der­rick Berends from John Berends Im­ple­ments.

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