Farmers flock to field days

ANNUAL EVENT: This year will see the re-launch of Central West Beef at the Australian National Field Days with the exhibition accompanied by a school and industry seminar program as the feature exhibit. Photo: Supplied
ANNUAL EVENT: This year will see the re-launch of Central West Beef at the Australian National Field Days with the exhibition accompanied by a school and industry seminar program as the feature exhibit. Photo: Supplied

THE Australian National Field Days (ANFD) are on again, this year kicking off on October 24 and running through to October 26 at Borenore, just 15km west of Orange.

The event is set to provide a unique opportunity for retailers, primary producers, the general public and government organisations to come together to share information in a hands-on forum.

Established in 1952, the ANFD showcases quality exhibitors and continues the long-held commitment to 'Advancing Australian Agriculture' while providing an informative, social and enjoyable day out for all who attend.

According to ANFD Manager, Jayne West the 2019 Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is set to be a great investment in the future of agriculture.

"The prime purpose of the ANFD continues to be to assist the agricultural industry by providing those involved with the opportunity of gaining first-hand knowledge of the latest trends in agricultural equipment and technology," Jayne said.

"Participation by exhibitors and attendance by industry and other visitors is part of the collaborative investment in agriculture and the success of the event year after year.

"It's amazing how the Australian agriculture industry continues to pull together in good times and in bad to move forward.

"It's no wonder our industry represents one of the most advanced with the sophistication of Australia's agricultural land management continuing to increase and our farmers among the most self-sufficient in the world," she said, adding the field days are part of the social and economic fabric of Central West NSW.

This year will also see the re-launch of Central West Beef, with the exhibition being in one location and accompanied by a school and industry seminar program as the feature exhibit at the Australia National Field Days (ANFD).

"The exhibit will present an expansive array of cattle breeds and breeding operations on display for industry and public inspection," Jayne said.

"The exhibition of cattle will be accompanied by a dedicated school program and industry presentations that will provide current and relevant information to both exhibitors and visiting members of the beef industry and public.

"Topics will include current and future markets, animal health and nutrition, animal selection, genetics, marketing and branding.

"The opportunity for industry participants and allied businesses to focus their attention on cattle breeds, operations and current information in one place will undoubtedly produce a premium industry event."

For more information about the upcoming field days, visit: anfd.com.au