2021 Fodder Festival Taking Shape

Media Release

17 February 2021

Preparations are in full swing for the upcoming Fodder Festival 2021 with booths booked, new machinery at the ready and registrations rolling in for the big day on Wednesday 17 March at the Elmore Events Centre.

Hosted by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and Elmore & District Machinery Field Days, the event will appeal to anyone whose business includes fodder, from growers and contractors to traders and end-users.

The theme of the day, “The Future of Big Square Baling”, will come to life with a morning of machinery demonstrations.

“With irrigation and 45mm of recent summer rain, the crop is looking fantastic for the machinery demonstrations which are always popular,” said Paula Fitzgerald, AFIA’s Chief Executive Officer.

Dyna Dan sorghum has been planted and fertilised on the site thanks to Nutrien Ag Solutions.

Seven demonstrations will take place across 12 hectares showing off the latest machinery. This will be accompanied by commentary and an interactive audience Q&A,” said Ms Fitzgerald.

“The newest square baler models will be on display by Claas, Krone, Kuhn, Massey Ferguson, Staheli West and New Holland. Berrima Engineering will give their latest hay rake a run, and Vicchem will demonstrate their latest application technologies,” she said.

The demonstration site has undergone soil testing by Precision Agriculture who will also report their findings on the day.

The event will also feature trade displays, product launches and presentations and a panel discussion.

“After the year that has been, we are really looking forward to a great day out in the paddock, catching up with our members and all those who contribute to the fodder industry,” she said.

The 2021 Fodder Festival is presented by AFIA in partnership with the Elmore Field Days Committee. It will commence with breakfast at 7am on Wednesday 17 March. You can register at: www.afia.org.au/index.php/news-events/fodder-festival-2021

Please note: Fodder Festival 2021 is a COVID-safe event and attendees will be required to follow all COVID-safe protocols in place on the day. See more at: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/public-events

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) is the national voice for Australia’s fodder industry.

Further information:

Paula Fitzgerald
AFIA CEO
0418 160 943
 
Larissa Mullot
AFIA Media (WA-based)
0409 786 890