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Lots to see and do at field days

FARM World Field Days will be held at Lardner Park near Warragul from Thursday, April 7 to Sunday, April 10, and they will be bigger and better than ever.
Farm World has grown to be one of Australia’s largest regional agricultural events, allowing farm machinery manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to launch new products and showcase their ranges.
Exhibitors find it to be an essential venue to highlight changes in technology, and to maintain and establish new contacts.
Farm World 2016 has incorporated a number of new initiatives and, with more than 750 exhibitors, visitors will find a comprehensive range of products and displays to inspect, and to gather the latest information to make important buying decisions.
The theme for Farm World 2016 is ‘DAIRY – An industry on the move’, spotlighting the importance and future of the industry, with the focus on best practice, innovation and future careers. The dairy industry is Gippsland’s largest agricultural commodity and accounts for more than 20 per cent of Australia’s milk supply.
GippsDairy and Dairy Australia are valued sponsors of the dairy theme which builds on Dairy Australia’s platform ‘LEGENDAIRY’ program showcasing the resilience and pride of the Australian dairy industry.
Their stand at Farm World will highlight the various projects being undertaken including their focus farms and introducing adapting technologies to increase farm productivity.
Dairy farmers’ confidence in the future of the industry remains buoyant and investing for the future will be a priority.
Advances in farm machinery, genetics and technology continue to play an important role in improving farm productivity and the newest innovations and improvements will be on show, such as robotic milking systems, sexed semen, the automatic teat dipping and liner flushing system, mastitis detection and pasture improvement methods.
A stimulating innovation added to this year’s program is the Young Farmers Conference which will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Saturday, April 9. The conference’s emphasis will be on prime areas of interest for young farmers, particularly in the dairy sector, such as new technology, succession planning, alternate farming business structures and leadership opportunities in agriculture.
The conference will feature a range of Australian and international speakers and is supported by the Commonwealth Bank, GippsDairy, Dairy Australia’s Young Dairy Network, Victorian Farmers Federation, Young Agribusiness Professionals, Young Potato People and Victorian Young Farmers.
The significant role that women play within the dairy industry will be a highlight of the Women in Agriculture luncheon to be held on Thursday, April 7.
Janet Moxey, Dr Sinead De Gooyer and Dairy Australia’s Kelly Ward will share their stories and insights. The function follows the ongoing success of Ladies Day – Women in Agriculture and, linking in with the Farm World dairy theme, the Women in Agriculture luncheon is supported by LEGENDAIRY and Farm World Strategic Partners, the Commonwealth Bank, Evans Petroleum BP and Baw Baw Shire Council.
The construction of a new Baw Baw Equestrian Centre on the western boundary of Lardner Park means that the Farm World Equestrian Expo will be an exhilarating new addition to Farm World 2016. The equestrian expo is supported by both Pakenham Isuzu UTE and Gippsland Isuzu UTE.
Expo visitors will be able to inspect a selection of dedicated equestrian-related exhibitors, attend a variety of master classes with advice from the best in the industry, and watch or participate in dressage on the Thursday and Friday, or show jumping competitions on Saturday and Sunday. A ticket to Farm World includes entry to the Farm World Equestrian Expo.
A wide ranging demonstration, presentation and activity program is a feature of Farm World. The Farm World website features the complete program.
A diverse collection of current farm machinery will be put through its paces and a lubricant specialist will be on hand at the BP Ultimate Pavilion to advise on lubrication matters.
Throughout each day visitors can watch demonstrations of a portable sawmill, plasma cutting machines, as well as the ever-popular Lion Dairy animal nursery, Animals of Oz, AFL football activities, sheep dog yard trials and the Australian Travelling Fishing Show.
A highlight each year is the Farm World – Tractor and Machinery Association Machine of the Year awards that acknowledge significant developments in farm machinery in two classes: best powered machine and best unpowered machine.
Animal health is critical for a productive enterprise and the Gippsland Veterinary Hospital will have Dr Stephanie Bullen on hand on their site available from 10am on Friday to meet and discuss parasite control with farmers. Dr Bullen is at the forefront of the science in this area and is passionate about helping farmers to implement better parasite control on an individual farm basis.
Over the past three years she has undertaken research looking at parasite control and resistance on dairy farms.
To assist visitors in planning their trip to Farm World, a new free mobile app is now available. Suitable for both iPhone and Android, it includes an interactive map with GPS to assist in navigating the site. Visitors can search where exhibitors are located and what products they will be promoting. The app can be downloaded by searching ‘farmworld’ from the ‘iTunes App Store’ or through ‘Google Play’ for an Android version.  Alternatively, use the following link and select your preferred version to download the APP http://bit.ly/farmworld
Farm World is run in conjunction and supported by strategic partners, the Commonwealth Bank, Evans Petroleum BP and the Baw Baw Shire Council.
More information about Farm World 2016 or to book tickets to the Farm World Women in Agriculture luncheon or the Young Farmers conference, please go to www.lardnerpark.com.au

Future of farming: the annual Farm World Field Days showcase the latest developments in agriculture.

Future of farming: the annual Farm World Field Days showcase the latest developments in agriculture.

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