Farm Weekly competition caps off memorable Dowerin

It was a fantastic feeling to be back at this year’s Dowerin Machinery Field Days, after last year’s event was cancelled due to the CoVID pandemic. The field days, held this year on August 25 and 26, are recognised as the largest of their kind in Western Australia, with over 25,000 people attending the show across the two days. This year’s field days were extra exciting with the winner of Farm Weekly’s subscriber giveaway competition being drawn on the second day of event on our site. AFGRI proudly supplied a John Deere HPX815E GatorTM utility vehicle as the prize for the competition. With more than 12,000 entries, the winner drawn was Jay Richardson of Kulin. AFGRI Equipment marketing and small ag manager Jacques Coetzee, who drew the winning ticket, said it was fantastic to be part of the competition again, with AFGRI having sponsored a ride-on mower previously. “The Farm Weekly readership is pretty much directly our customer base so it gives us great exposure to these readers,” Jacques said. “It was also very exciting to see the number of entries received, as well as how much attention it received at the field days. “With the draw on the Thursday, we had quite a few people stick around hoping that their name would be called as the lucky winner. “AFGRI would like to congratulate Jay on his prize win and we know he will have a great experience with his Gator.” AFGRI Equipment – Wongan Hills Brendan Barratt said it was great to have the field days back again this year. “The field days mean a lot to the local community and WA as a whole,” Brendan said. “It’s fantastic to have them back again and see the level of support they receive – I think this was the busiest I have seen the field days over the last five years so it’s very warming to see.” Our site had a wide range of equipment with some new releases including a Hagie self-propelled sprayer, a new model 9R tractor and an 8RX tractor receiving a lot of attention and enquiry. AFGRI look forward to attending the field days again next year.