Elmore field days wrap up
IT was another massive couple of days when the Elmore Field Days kicked off for 2018.
Blessed with cooler temperatures – although no rain – the three day event was a standout success.
From shearing demonstrations to give- away ride- on mowers, there was something for everyone.
Burder Ag Attachments, from Wangaratta, won the Imported Machine of the Year award with the Canadian Anderson RBM 2000, the first self-loading bale mover.
The RBM2000 has the potential to work 1.4 times faster than the traditional two-person, two-machine combination. Echuca Rural received an honourable mention for the entry of the Morris Quantum Air Drill.
KANGAROOS KEEP OUT: Hamish Burr, demonstrating Gallagher’s pest exclusion fence, much to the interest of farmers passing by.
IN THE KNOW: Justin Brown, territory manager with Gallagher, was on hand to advise farmers about all the latest innovations from his company – from automatic drafting gates to pest exclusion fencing.
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY: Gerald Kemp, with grandson Toby, at the Elmore Field Days. The Kemp family operate a mixed operation - sheep, cattle, pigs and cereals – out of Birchip.
STEAM ENTHUSIAST: John Sparks with his 4.5 scale Foden Steam Truck, which the Foden company first produced 9 (in normal size) after the turn of the 20th century.
GREENHOUSE KING: Michael Reyne from Sproutwell Greenhouses.
SIGN UP: Machines4u.com.au were a large presence at the field days, giving away free listings on their website along with offering umbrellas, bottle openers and – every kid’s favourite – inflatable hammers. Pictured is Zach Burton.
READY TO SELL: Keith Soar from Easy Relief Tools.
CRAZY ABOUT WEEDS: Dave Thorne is the second generation in his family to run Weed Wacka after his dad invented the Australian designed and made product some 20 years ago.
SO CUTE: Joshua Guiniey from Rochester.
BIG WEEK: Adelaide Gage headed to the Elmore Field Days, with her parents in tow, after spending a hectic weekend at the Deni Ute Muster.
LAVENDER POWER: Proving that not all men prefer to drive a white big rig, this unusual coloured truck was a crowd pleaser during the Elmore Field Days.