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January 11, 2017

The three-day Dairy Farm and Machinery Field Days return to International Dairy Week this year.

The three-day Dairy Farm and Machinery Field Days return to International Dairy Week this year.

In their sixth year, the field days allow visitors to browse through a showcase of the best equipment, technology, advancements and dairy management solutions to assist with their commercial dairy operation.

‘‘There’s definitely 50 exhibitors now, ranging from general farm machinery to all kinds of quirky things, like fly catchers,’’ field days co-ordinator Brendan Prentice said.

He said the event had a flow-on effect for the region.

‘‘It allows companies to promote their product to the dairy industry and dairy week features some of the biggest dairy auctions in the world.

‘‘It really is a week of dairy events right through the Goulburn Valley.’’

Mr Prentice said the field days were designed to be a small machinery show, but there would be plenty of standout exhibits.

‘‘GV Dairy Supplies often bring innovative dairy products, while other good exhibits include Haeusler’s, John Deere and Echuca Claas Harvest Centre.’’

Mr Prentice said planning for the field days started in September.

‘‘We start talking to people in September to bring it to their attention, with October being when people start to pick sizes of their sites.’’

With a few exhibit sites still left, Mr Prentice said going to the IDW website or phoning him on 0419878425 were the best options for anyone still interested in exhibiting at the event.

Gates open for the field days on January 17 and 18 from 9am to 5pm, and from 9am to 1.30pm on January 19.

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