Local farmers conversing around huge display of modern machinery.

LOCAL farmers had a chance to see into the future last Thursday when Chapman Machinery Service hosted its farmers night in Leongatha.
The event was organised by AGCO, who pride themselves on being a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of agricultural solutions, and this night, at its core, was designed to demonstrate what future farming equipment will be capable of because of their research and technological advancements.
The impressive display included a range of Valtra, Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Iseki tractors, as well as hay equipment and associated implements.
Demonstrations also ran throughout the night, along with presentations by Valtra and Fuse technologies, unveiling innovative machinery and allowing all in attendance to catch a glimpse of the potential future of farming.
This technology may be capable of further assisting farmers with what in this year, has already been immensely successful.
When asked about the silage season, owner of Chapman Machinery, Mark Chapman commented, “It’s been a tremendous year for grass, and has almost been a season made to order. Everyone’s been busy working in great conditions.”
Mark believes the hay season will “go longer than
normal”, as “there’s so much grass around. There’s been really good conditions and quality crops.”
Having state-of-the-art technology increases efficiency for farmers who prefer to grow their own feed, as opposed to buying in grain.
“Growing at home has always been the most cost-effective method, but it’s subject to conditions. It’s not always easy to get what people would like to get.”
However, with companies such as AGCO maintaining a commitment to build upon already excellent results by improving agricultural equipment, farmers will be able to make the most of any season.