Big­ger and brighter

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

It is no se­cret that for the last few decades Aussie farms have been get­ting big­ger and so has their farm ma­chin­ery.

Farm­ers in most cases are more equipped than ever, be­com­ing more ef­fi­cient and re­silient.

Larger header fronts and wider seed­ing bars are no longer un­com­mon as some pro­duc­ers choose to rip out fences and crop bound­ary to bound­ary.

But with this big ma­chin­ery comes a cost and th­ese larger farm­ers now have a stronger thirst for more land to make their machines more prof­itable.

Ef­fi­ciency is king. And it will not stop at big machines.

At the mo­ment farm­ers al­ready have manned sys­tems with an el­e­ment of ro­bot­ics and au­ton­omy built into them. But we are now see­ing un­manned ve­hi­cles coming into the scene.

As we move fur­ther into the new cen­tury farm­ers will embrace more au­ton­o­mous op­tions and be­come even more ef­fi­cient and yes, farms will most likely be­come even big­ger.

Pic­tured from the left is Norm Wales, Brad Moore and Fred D’Agostin.

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