Thousands tipped to attend AgQuip 2018

FLASHBACK: NEGS year 10 students Megan Galbraith, of Armidale and Katrina Campbell, of Wirribilla, Walcha enjoy last year's show.
FLASHBACK: NEGS year 10 students Megan Galbraith, of Armidale and Katrina Campbell, of Wirribilla, Walcha enjoy last year's show.

Despite the tough conditions across parts of eastern Australia, Commonwealth Bank AgQuip 2018 promises to deliver the biggest agri-event, with more than 3000 companies represented on site, and many launching new products and services during the field days.

Kicking off on Tuesday, August 21, AgQuip is the ultimate destination for agricultural innovation, new product launches and demonstrations, as well as the perfect opportunity for farmers to connect and network with like-minded people.

Group Manager of Fairfax Rural Events, Kate Nugent says AgQuip has been the premier agricultural field day since it began in 1973.

It continues to offer the biggest range of agri-products and services, even when times are tough and our farmers are confronted with highly challenging times.  

“Increasingly farmers across the country are faced with the prospect of having to produce more with less and often this means finding out about new technology and products,” Ms Nugent said.

“The connections they make at AgQuip goes a long way in giving them this exposure,” 

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Companies showcasing newly released products include:

Te Pari Products, who will have their range of innovative sheep handling equipment and animal management systems on display, including the world’s first battery powered dosing gun;  

AEG Powertools new Force & Fusion range;

Graytill will have their new UTV SmartSpray on display, designed specifically to suit the larger side by sides that are becoming increasingly popular.  

Product demonstrations of the “latest and greatest” welding gear by WIA, Miller and Kemppi, Power Tools, and Abrasvies will be found at Avro Metaland while Milbrotec will have their fully galvanised Grate Gate, a cattle grate and secure property gate all in one on site.

New product launches include:

Arrowquip will be launching their new 8600 Cattle Crush, described as the quietest crush on the market;

Hardwood Mills Australia will be introducing a new trailer option for the GT 26 Harwood Mill making their sawmill totally portable; 

Agco Australia will be launching the new Gen 4 Series Challenger track tractors and will also have the new Massey Ferguson 2370 UHD Baler on show.

Commonwealth Bank AgQuip will be held at its purpose-built 32-hectare site eight kilometres west of Gunnedah from August 21 to 23. The event opens from 9am to 5pm on August 21 and 22  and 9am to 4pm on August 23.