Bigger and brighter
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.