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    EXPANDING SITE: Traction Ag’s Steve Graetz among the ‘big stuff’ at the company’s biggest site to date at the Wimmera Machinery Field Days. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

AgLife: Steady stream through field days showcase

More than 350 exhibitors welcomed a steady stream of current and potential customers and agriculture enthusiasts to their Wimmera Machinery Field Days sites earlier this month.

The annual three-day event was again a hit with farmers and people from across the industry.

Emmett’s Horsham sales representative James Gardner said Wednesday was the biggest day for crowds.

“People came to our site to say hello, so while there weren’t as many buyers, we now have a few leads and quotes to do,” he said.

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“The field days are about relationships. It’s changing – people used to come with trailers and buy things, but now the dynamics have changed.”

Goldacres’ marketing manager Stephen Richards said the weather affected when people visited this year, with three days of 30 degrees or higher.

“The first day was good in the morning but it was hot in the afternoon. Wednesday was the better day and I reckon the weather had a lot to do with that, and then Thursday was consistent,” he said.

“Inquiries were as we’d expected.

“It’s a chance for customers to talk to us directly rather than talking to a dealer.”

Member of the TractionAg sales team Steve Graetz said there was a steady flow of people through the gates and across the sites.

“It was our biggest site to date,” he said.

“We had all the big stuff such as our self-propelled sprayers – we have three large ones which have only hit the country in the past few months. 

“We also had our new autonomous tractor on site and a drone that can spray paddocks.”

Mr Graetz said inquiries at the field days were genuine.

“This is the only chance for people to go from one dealer to another in the same place in one day, so that’s a positive for them,” he said.

The entire March 27, 2024 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

The entire March 27, 2024 edition of AgLife is available online. READ IT HERE!