Mix­ers viewed in ac­tion

Shepparton News - Country News - - FIELD DAY -

A shared field day headed by William Adams Ag’s Shep­par­ton staff has al­lowed cur­rent and po­ten­tial own­ers of Jay­lor mix­ers to see the ma­chine in ac­tion.

Held on Au­gust 17 at a prop­erty on Mid­land Hwy be­tween Mooroopna and Byr­ne­side, farm­ers were able to dis­cuss the pros and cons of the Jay­lor mixer with each other over a sausage siz­zle.

‘‘It’s a fan­tas­tic day for deal­ers and clients to come out and have a look at Jay­lor and the mix­ing prod­ucts that we sup­ply in the Goul­burn Val­ley,’’ William Adams Ag Shep­par­ton branch man­ager Chris­tian Bar­nett said.

‘‘It is a bit of a shared field day with Co­bram and Echuca Ru­ral and (John) San­der­son Machin­ery.

‘‘We’ve all chipped in and brought a cou­ple of clients along and it’s just a good op­por­tu­nity to see the ma­chine work in the pad­dock and in the field.’’

Mr Bar­nett said see­ing the ma­chine in the pad­dock rather than in the show­room was the big­gest ben­e­fit of hold­ing such an event.

‘‘You get to touch and feel it,’’ he said.

‘‘Ob­vi­ously we have got the Cana­di­ans here from the fac­tory to talk about the ac­tual ma­chine and then our re­quire­ments, be­cause they are dif­fer­ent.

‘‘The best thing is . . . there are a hand­ful of clients here that own dif­fer­ent branded mix­ers and a hand­ful of clients here that own Jay­lor and some that are look­ing,’’ Mr Bar­nett said.

‘‘It is a re­ally good op­por­tu­nity for guys with other mix­ers to chat with the farm­ers that have al­ready got this prod­uct.

‘‘It is re­ally good for us and a good net­work­ing day for the farm­ers,’’ Mr Bar­nett said.

He said a client who at­tended the field day was onto his third Jay­lor mixer.

‘‘We find that the Jay­lor mixer seems to be the most ef­fi­cient mixer on the mar­ket,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s very unique with its square cut auger and it doesn’t need as much power.

‘‘The mix­ing time is prob­a­bly one of the best on the mar­ket, too.

‘‘So you are sav­ing fuel, sav­ing wear and sav­ing time — which is the most im­por­tant thing, we feel.

‘‘It’s a re­ally good solid­built Cana­dian prod­uct and we’re rapt to have it un­der our port­fo­lio.’’

Over­seas visit . . . Jay­lor ru­mi­nant nu­tri­tion­ist Dr Alan Vaage and in­ter­na­tional business devel­op­ment man­ager Marty Philippi at­tended the field day event from Canada.

Work­ing for farm­ers . . . The Jay­lor mixer wagon 5425 model was used in the demo.

Init­goes... A hay bale (left) is dropped into the mixer (above).

Keen to have a look . . . Dairy farm­ers Ja­son and Sa­muel Fitzsim­mons, from Mer­rigum at­tended the field day.

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