Fodder Festival 2021 – one week to go!

Media Release

10 March 2021

A steady excitement is growing around Elmore as preparations are finalised for next week’s Fodder Festival 2021, a gathering of the fodder industry chain from growers and contractors through to traders and end-users.

Hosted by the Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) and Elmore & District Machinery Field Days, the event has received fantastic support from local businesses and traders eager to be involved, not to mention global industry providers showcasing their machinery.

“We are very excited about the prospect of face-to-face meetings with our members and the broader fodder industry community after a year devoid of such things,” said Paula Fitzgerald.

“We have had fantastic support from our sponsors and local businesses, with all opportunities to be involved snapped up,” said Ms Fitzgerald.

“Never before have we seen all these industry players come together to showcase and put their products to the test,” she said. “Fodder Festival 2021 has already exceeded our expectations and really builds on the success of the inaugural event. Clearly people are keen to get back out in the paddock together after such a long time apart.”

The event features a full pavilion of exhibitors including product launches and presentations, a discussion panel, and machinery displays.

“We don’t want to jinx things at this late stage, but with some great autumn weather on the cards and sensible COVID protocols in place, we are confident that the event will be a long-awaited return to ‘normal’ for industry,” she said.

Twelve hectares of Dyna Dan sorghum has been grown and cut at the site in preparation for a morning of machinery demonstrations focused on the event’s theme, “The Future of Big Square Baling.”

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.

Early bird registrations close Friday 12 March. Gates open at 6.30am on Wednesday 17 March. 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