When the Elmore Field Days gates open next Tuesday (5 October), the scene will be set for one of the biggest events in the 47-year history of the three-day exhibition.
Darren Trewick, President of the Elmore Field Days committee says that the site is fully booked with over 700 exhibitors including almost ten percent of new or first time exhibitors showing their products and services to the rural community of north central Victoria and the southern Riverina.
There have been almost no withdrawals by exhibitors, reflecting the confidence that they have in the season this year.
Local reports also indicate that crops in the local districts are in excellent condition after one of the best seasonal breaks for many years.
As usual Elmore Field Days exhibition has an extensive range of feature attractions supporting the huge static displays that are relevant to all members of the agricultural and regional communities.
Paddock demonstrations on each of the days are again well supported by machinery manufacturers and their local dealers; the hay and silage equipment in particular is highly relevant in what looks like a bumper grass season.
The woolshed on site will be the usual centre of activity and further progress of the Ewes for the Future trial will continue to aid as well as inform sheep and prime lamb producers in particular.
The visit by the ‘Lambassador’ Sam Kekovich on Wednesday, 6 October will also put a lighter perspective on the current strength of lamb consumption and its promotion Australia-wide.
There are also extensive and well established oat and fodder trial plots on the site, which will interest all pasture producers.
The General Interest Pavilion includes the Ag Art Competition and attracts a diverse range of exhibitors as well as family visitors.
Darren Trewick is confident that their work over the last twelve months together with the further development of the Elmore Events Centre will deliver one of the biggest and best Elmore Field Days in their 47-year history.
Gates open each day at 8.30am and close at 5pm.
Extensive facilities and services for the public are located on the site with ample car parking available for visitors.