Chinese tractors. Wait! Don’t turn away just yet. I know what you’re thinking - and it probably wouldn’t be wise to print it here.
Some time ago, I used this column as a platform to subtly complain about the lack of action in translating my Farm World field day machinery purchases to actual shiny steel in my yard.
Are you a patient person? I’m not. So much so in fact, that by now anyone who knows me well has probably got their head thrown back in uproarious laughter, struggling to read through tears of hilarity.
I know you’ve been hanging out for an update on the Ford 7700, purchased before Christmas on something between a whim and a brain fade.
It’s December! Or rather it was. Now it’s February, and Christmas is well behind us.
THE versatile Lely Welger RP 160V which replaces the respected 415 and 445 ranges and features newly designed chamber geometry and the Constant Pressure System (CPS) to produce high density and well-shaped bales which combine to reduce costs and promote rapid fermentation which results in higher feed quality.
TWENTY years ago when Tom Paltridge needed to fix an effluent problem on his family dairy farm in South Australia, he turned the solution into a business venture.
WHEN the designers were responsible for vehicles such as the Ferrari 250 GT, the Lotus Esprit Turbo and the Volkswagen Golf GTI, it was a given that the new tractor would be a looker.
WELL I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally reached it. That juncture in life at which it dawns upon you that the world has gone too far.
A SIMPLE invention of a pivoting post-hole shovel has saved many hours of laborious work for Kiewa Valley dairy farmer Stephen Quast.
A ROTARY dairy platform, reputed to be the most technologically advanced in the world, is now available to Australian dairy farmers in a range of sizes from 40 up to 84 stalls.
UNVIELED on August 30 at the Farm Progress Show in the United States, the New Holland NHDrive concept autonomous tractor is a driverless machine which can perform a wide range of farming tasks day and night.
I new online tool promises to put a world of breeding data at the fingertips of Australia's dairy farmers.
LAST month’s article considered the Fendt 1000 series, masterpieces of modern tractor building that most of us will never need, let alone afford.
DAIRY Australia is asking everyone on farm to put safety first to reduce the industry's shocking injury and death toll.
LIKE many good ideas, it started with a glass of wine.
IT’S news that’s sure to make more than one Australian dairy farmer re-check their budgets for the tough season ahead to see if just a little more equipment finance can be snuck in.
TANKWORKS Australia has reached an agreement to join the global building products manufacturer Kingspan Group, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium and high performance insulation and building fabric solutions.
FARM WORLD 2016 seems a distant memory now; a time of relative affluence in the dairy industry, despite being a tough enough season already by then.
2015 was potentially looking to be a disastrous year for Greg Allan Farm Machinery in Colac when Greg had a life-threatening heart attack early in the year and was away from the business for almost four months.
THE versatile Lely Welger RP 160 V baler series guarantees high quality output, well-shaped high density bales and is user friendly.
THIS new helmet for quad-bike-riding farmers will save lives because it works.
COLIN Gray is in the kitchen of his Gippsland home when we meet, sitting in the motorised wheelchair he’s been confined to since a farm accident nearly five years ago.
THE most prominent feature on Dave and Katrina Christie’s dairy farm just out of Rochester in northern Victoria is a substantial feed shed measuring 160m by 37m.
Executive director of the Global Dairy Platform, Donald Moore, recently told an Australian audience that the biggest future threat to the world dairy industry could be synthetic milk.
TWO New Zealand companies Lewis Road Creamery and Whittakers have teamed up to deliver what must be every dairy lover’s dream: chocolate butter.