January brings the Farming sector some very promising predictions, great events to look forward to and exciting new innovations…

1. Boost Farming Operations Safety with New Mobile App

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We can now say hello to safer farming and agriculture operations in Australia thanks to Katy Landt’s brainchild: a state-of-art on-farm system that doubles as a mobile app. It is designed to help farmers store simple equipment maintenance data, report near misses, lookup safety policies, and even record worker trainings. Find out more about Landt’s genius work at Weeklytimesnow.com.au.

2. Quick JCB Tip: Prioritise Machinery Maintenance

Prioritise equipment maintenance. This was JCB Construction Equipment Australia’s After Sales Manager, Gary Sky’s advice to croppers and farmers. He also noted that
the coming of Summer marks the perfect opportunity to have machines serviced and checked to make sure they’re all set to go back to work after the festive holidays. Read his entire statement at Farmweekly.com.au.

3. Australian Agriculture Enters “Golden Era”

Just a couple of weeks into the year and things are already looking good for Australia’s agriculture sector according to Australian Agriculture Minister, Barnaby Joyce. She noted that the national farm production value this year is expected to pass the $60 billion mark for the first time. Joyce also added that farm machinery sales are set to boom with the expected farm infrastructure upgrades throughout the country. More details about this remarkable and exciting development can be found at theaustralian.com.au.

4. John Deere to Out-muscle Competition with a Little Help from ProTrakker

ProTrakker, a developer of implement guidance systems, just unveiled a new hydraulic hitch that is specially designed to complement John Deere 9000T and 9000RT tractors. Branded as the WS9000T, the latest product boasts of a wide swing mechanism and off-line correction of nearly 5 ft. This makes it a way better option than their competitors that usually rely on fluid pressure cylinder. On top of these innovative enhancements, its GPS system can boost sub-inch accuracy. Get a glimpse of this state-of-the-art machinery at farmweekly.com.au.

5. The Winners Are In for This Year’s World Ag Expo Top 10 New Products

The World Ag Expo, considered as the largest agricultural trade show of farm equipment and technology in the world, recently recognised its top 10 new products earlier this month. Among the awardees are Afimilk’s AfiAct II, Logan Clutch Corporation’s Flexadrive, and Sutton Ag Enterprises’ Ortomec Cleaner 2. From all reports, the notable products will highlight this year’s World Ag Expo event, which will be held on February 14-16 at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. Check out the other innovations that made it into the list at visaliatimesdelta.com.

6. Back to Basics: Farm Fantastic Expo 2017 to Re-focus Rural and Farming Products

Organisers of Farm Fantastic, one of the largest livestock and agriculture expos in Queensland announced that they are “spicing up” this year’s event. To be held at the Caboolture Showgrounds on June 30, it set its sights back to rural beginnings, placing importance on farming, agriculture, produce, livestock, and horticulture. Get to know more about this fun-filled Queensland event at farmfantastic.com.au.

7. John Deere Gears up for FTMTA Farm Machinery Show 2017

The world leader in agricultural and forestry equipment, John Deere, confirmed their participation in the upcoming FTMTA Farm Machinery Show in Punchestown next month. One of the innovations that they are set to debut is the F441R fixed-chamber round baler. According to reports, this machinery features a wider bale chamber and an extra 18th roller. It also comes with a choice of 2m or 2.2m pick-ups. Learn more about this along with the other equipment that John Deere will unveil by heading over to agriland.ie.

8. Amazone’s Newly Acquired Vogel & Noot Plough Equipment to Hit Australian Market

Leading harvest-to-harvest specialist, Amazone (not to be confused with Amazon), just acquired the Vogel & Noot plough range. Consequently, their product line will now be available on the Australian market. According to the European-based machinery manufacturer, their newest Cayros mounted reversible ploughs, which will be distributed through Claas dealers, come in five series: the M, XM, XMS, XS, and XS Pro series. Discover more about these tractor implements and what makes them stand out by visiting northqueenslandregister.com.au.

9. Polaris Wins Coveted Farm Market Crown

ATV specialist, Polaris, reigns as Australia’s king of the side-by-side market with their four wheel, ROPS approach. As reported, they grew sales by 19 percent and were able to sell 6,037 vehicles in 2016. This makes them the first brand to ever exceed 6,000 retail sales in just a single year. As a result, Polaris now ranks seventh overall in the Australian off-road vehicle market. Find out more about this victory when you head over to northqueenslandregister.com.au.

10. Upcoming VIC Event: Wimmera Machinery Field Days 2017

The iconic trade show on the rural Australian calendar, the Wimmera Machinery Field Days, is set to kick off in a few months and exhibitors couldn’t be more excited. To be held from March 7 to 9, 2017 at the Wimmera Events Centre in Longerenong, Victoria, the three-day event is a must-see for those who want to witness the latest developments in farming machinery, services, and technology. Check out further details about this action-packed trade show by visiting tma.asn.au.

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