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GrainKing Nyrex Chaser Bin Auction for Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Innovative farm machinery manufacturer GrainKing is to auction a specially built, 40,000-litre Nyrex chaser bin to raise money for The Royal Flying Doctor Service which is celebrating its 90th year anniversary in 2018.

GrainKing will manufacture the Nyrex chaser bin which will be donated to the RFDS and auctioned at the Dowerin Field day on Wednesday, August 29. The Nyrex chaser bin would normally sell for $97,900 and is hoped to raise a profit of $60 to $70k, which will all go to RFDS.

The Nyrex chaser bin, which was internationally recognised for its innovation at the Swedish Steel Awards in May, will be finished in the livery of the RFDS.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service and GrainKing

GrainKing CEO, Colin Jorgensen said the business worked extensively across all the grain growing areas of Australia which made it a natural fit with the RFDS, one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.

The service provides extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to people over an area of 7.69 million square kilometres.

The Nyrex chaser bin will be auctioned online and onsite by Smith and Broughton Auctioneers.

The auction will start on August 24 and conclude on August 29 at the end of the auction onsite at the Dowerin Field Day.

GrainKing Nyrex Chaser Bin Auction for Royal Flying Doctor Service

Industry Leading Innovation and Quality

Mr Jorgensen said the Nyrex chaser bin had been a runner-up at the Swedish Steel Awards where it had been recognised for its design featuring modern materials to create the highest levels of performance.

We believe this one of a kind Nyrex chaser bin will be an efficient addition to any grain farm, helping to reduce grain discharge times, minimising energy use and reducing soil compaction on farms. And not only will the farmer be getting a great piece of machinery, they can also be proud of supporting a great Australian institution in the form of the RFDS Mr Jorgensen said.

The Nyrex Chaser bins use a Strenx product that is 25 per cent lighter than steel plate and provides a longer life than conventional bins.

Its assembly process uses laser technology in a bolted construction that avoids steel bowing from welding, creating savings in time and energy.

The modular construction also helps reduce freight costs enabling the Nyrex Chaser bin to gain an international audience.

RFDS Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Tomkinson said their organisation was delighted to have the support of GrainKing.

Like GrainKing we spend much of our time in remote rural properties providing support for farming communities and we urge farmers to get behind this initiative which can benefit both them and ourselves, Ms Tomkinson said

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Trufab Global 2017 Open Day

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The keenly awaited Nyrex grain bin was unveiled last month at the Trufab Global open day in Cunderdin.
More than 100 guests braved wintry conditions to see the new state-of-the-art bin in action, unloading grain three times faster than its predecessors.

The practical demonstration allowed guests to witness the 22-inch auger with a reach-adjustable poly spout and full-length end-operated clean-out door — just some of its more notable features.
Trufab Global sales representative Trent Trewarn said the demonstration was a key part of the day’s program, illustrating to growers the capabilities of the new machine.
“The live demonstration was very well received and growers could see firsthand how efficient this machine really is,” he said.
The new bin is manufactured using high-performance steel modular panels made by Swedish imported Strenx steel, fastened — with military-grade Huck Bolts.
As part of the day, guests had direct access to Trufab suppliers, including Sly Agri, Australian Tyre Traders, Strenx Steel, HuckBolt and Topcon Scales.
Mr Trewarn said it was important for customers to be able to talk directly to Trufab suppliers, to understand the quality of this next-generation Nyrex bin.
“The suppliers outlined what their products are used for, and showed growers the quality of their workmanship to demonstrate that the Nyrex grain bin really is the top of its class in quality and durability,” he said.
Mr Trewarn said Stenx steel, imported from Sweden, was also used to manufacture industrial tower cranes.
“Stenx steel is up to 50 per cent stronger than the mild steel used in other grain bins, meaning the Nyrex bin is a more flexible product with reduced cracking and reduced wear and tear,” he said.
“I think growers really appreciated the opportunity to speak firsthand to our suppliers and understand the strong relationships we have all through the supply chain.”
Also displaying at the open day were other regional businesses, including Baxter’s Rural, Wheatbelt Steel, Rhino Buckets, Dome Shelter Australia and Brookfield Farming.
Guests travelled from across the Wheatbelt to attend the open day, and were treated to a Nyrex-branded steak for lunch.
“We were very pleased with the turnout for the day, and I think growers were quite impressed with the speed and efficiency of the Nyrex bin,” Mr Trewarn said.
Trufab Global will be demonstrating the Nyrex grain bin at all the major field days across the country in preparation for the 2017 harvest period.
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Cleve Farmer Goes Pink for Breast Cancer

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Cleve farmer Ben Ranford’s twin daughters Phoebe and Jade Ranford with their dad’s eye-catching pink chaser bin.

PINK isn’t the manliest of colours, but two SA farmers are prepared to don the hue on their chaser bins for a good cause.
The story behind the pink chaser bins starts with a trip the Crossville Ag Bureau made to the WA wheatbelt.
The trip, dubbed ‘Crossville goes west’, took place from September 15 to 22, with 22 farmers taking the opportunity to meet some of the best and the biggest grain producing farmers in the west.
While the main goal of the trip was to learn how to tackle issues related to soils and weeds, the excursion included visits to several farm machinery manufacturers.
One of these manufacturers was Trufab Farm Machinery, whose products are distributed in SA by Ramsey Bros.
Trufab Farm Machinery build Grain King chaser bins and Crossville Ag Bureau member Ben Ranford, who was on the trip, had ordered a 30-tonne bin, which the company was about to start building.
The standard colour of these bins is green and yellow, perfectly matched to Mr Ranford’s John Deere tractor.
But, while they were visiting the manufacturer the ag bureau members noticed two bins painted pink.
Asking about the choice of colour, they soon found out Trufab hire the bins out to farmers and part of the hire fee is donated to breast cancer support charities.
From there on in, the peer pressure began for Mr Ranford to get his bin the same colour.
He set them a challenge. If they could raise $10,000 to donate towards breast cancer research and treatment, he would change his chaser bin order for delivery in hot pink.
That figure has already been met, and now a fellow farmer is joining in.
Ag Bureau of SA state secretary Andrew Kitto pledged to also go pink on his chaser bin if $20,000 was raised.
Glencore has also come on board and is helping collect funds.
All farmers need to do is mention the Crossville Ag Bureau when contracting their grain with Glencore and 20 cents/t delivered will go to the cause.
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McGrath Foundation Fun Run!

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The central wheatbelt town of Cunderdin was awash with pink at the weekend as locals pulled up their funky pink socks and pounded the pavement to raise much-needed funds for the McGrath Foundation.

The 5 km fun run was organised by Trufab Global, manufacturers of the well-known Grain King chaser bins and Rhino Buckets.
The organisation has previously raised funds for the McGrath Foundation through the hire of pink chaser bins at harvest time.
The Pull Up Your Socks fun run has further cemented the organisation as a strong supporter of the McGrath cause, and both of the pink chaser bins were featured on the day as the starting and finishing lines for competitors.
Trufab managing director Vince Trewarn, who donned a bright pink shirt and a pair of pink stripey socks especially for the occasion, said with the recent growth of the company, it was timely for the group to increase its community involvement and financial commitment to the McGrath cause.
“The rural people of Australia are our customers, families, and friends, and we knew any organisation we partnered with needed to support them.
“The McGrath Foundation made sense for us as their nurses are spread throughout the country and we had people in the local community utilising their services.
“With the company growing, we wanted to extend our donations further and decided to host an event that would provide a venue for everyone in the community to get involved with us, so that they could help us in this contribution as we know often enough that people may want to do something, but are unsure how.”
The event raised thousands of dollars for the McGrath Foundation, which funds breast care nurses in rural and regional Australia.
Trufab Global is among the largest supplies and manufacturers of grain handling equipment throughout Australia.
Grain King products include 18-tonne to 45-tonne chaser bins, 80-tonne to 125-tonne field bins, and 30-tonne to 45-tonne seed and super bins.
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Fun facts about No-Till Bill and Mia Davies

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As you might know the state election is looming and the Wheatbelt is a hot area. The candidates campaigning for the area are No-Till Bill (Crabtree) and Mia Davies, both reputable and passionate about Wheatbelt issues. We have been doing some research and have uncovered some fun facts you may not know about these candidates!
No-Till Bill is a major advocate for no tillage farming practices, as a consultant and active member of WANTFA (the WA no till farmers association), he understands the issues close to farmers hearts. Bill is representing the Liberal Party in the area, and you can see his face plastered across stacks of straws and gumtrees throughout the region.
Now time for the fun facts about No-Till Bill.
o He spent a year in Canada in 1996 learning about no-tillage practices
o He plays the guitar!
o He is currently pursuing a PHD at UWA
Mia Davies currently holds the seat for the Central Wheatbelt as a member of the National Party. She is very passionate about Wheatbelt issues for both farmers and other businesses. She is also a supporter of Royalties for Regions – which in Cunderdin we are very happy with our new town recreation centre.
Now time for the fun facts about Mia Davies!
o She has family links to the Wheatbelt from over 100 years back
o She tweets, and we love twitter!
o She attended Wyalkatchem District High School

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9 Rural Industry Groups of Western Australia

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There are a number of industry groups floating around the Wheatbelt for farmers and businesses. We thought it would be handy to put together a list of all the Wheatbelt industry groups we know of. We would love your input if there are any we missed!
1. AgConnectWA- Previously WA YoungFarmers aims to connect young people in the agriculture industry across the region including Merredin, Esperance, Katanning, and Kalgoorlie. The aim is to connect and represent young farmers in an effort harness the opportunities available and as a group address challenges. AgConnectWA also offers networking events in the regions!
2. Wheatbelt Business Network- The WBN’s mission is to connect businesses and grow the Wheatbelt. They host Business After Hours networking events across the region, and assist businesses with one on one support and employer relations. Other initiatives include economic development projects to encourage growth in the Wheatbelt.
3. Women In Farming Enterprises- WIFE aims to connect women in agriculture from across the Wheatbelt and improve farming businesses through the sharing of ideas. They have over 8 branches that host meetings with the culmination of an annual summit meeting.
4. Western Australia No Tillage Farmers Association- WANTFA’s mission is “driving adoption of sustainable and profitable broad acre cropping systems by sharing farmer experiences and innovations from our research and field trials.” They host learning days in different regions of Western Australia and are an excellent initiative to get involved in.
5. Agricultural Women Wheatbelt East Group- AWWEG holds several events throughout the year including networking sundowners, targeted professional development workshops, field walks and full day forums celebrating rural women.
6. West Midlands Group- The West Midlands Group aims to provide a local focus on crop and pasture research, horticulture and the role of women in agriculture. They also host several events throughout the year, and release an annual report.
7. The Facey Group- The Facey Group is a farmer run group in the shire of Wickepin that aims to improve on-farm practice to keep farms healthy and profitable into the future. The group conducts trials, demonstrations and extension works in the local region in addition to tailoring training that enables farmers to adopt practices which they see as beneficial.
8. Mingenew-Irwin Group- With over 200 farming members, and extensive field trial testing, this is one of the most active groups spanning the Mingenew to Irwin region. Their projects are driven by farmer needs and ideas generating significant R&D for the area.
9. Partners in Grain- PiG is a national group with a Western Australia branch, they host learning days to improve farm efficiencies and add value to enterprises.

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Farm Hand Jobs – SA & WA

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As harvest creeps around the corner we’ve noticed our Twitter followers looking for some hard working farm hands. Having a large social media network, as well as our website we figured this could bring some good exposure to farmers Australia wide who need some help finding the perfect person to welcome on to their family farm this harvest season. We hope that these listings may help you find who you are looking for. If it does, please shoot us an email or message on our socials as we would love to know if it is something we should do every year.
Oakleigh Park- Yorketown, South Australia
Contact: Joel- 0429 866 382 or email resume with references to joelschmidt@hotmail.com
Oakleigh Park is a large family farm seeking to employ 2 truck drivers for the coming harvest.
1. MC diver- Kenworth T604 with BDouble tippers
2. HC driver- Kenworth T401 with single ton tipper
We are situated in Yorketown, delivering most of our grain to Port Giles, but also Adelaide and Bowmans.
The roles include loading grain from the paddock, communication with grain classifiers and the unloading of grain. Successful applicant will have the appropriate truck license, experience with trucks, mechanical knowledge, farm knowledge, and tractors for loading, as well as working hard with a team will be an asset. Wage is paid on an hourly rate and you must be willing to work long hours, six days per week and weather dependant.
This role will begin early- mid November and will last approximately 6-8 weeks.
Waddi Park- Location: 130km from Perth
Contact: waddi.park@hotmail.com
Waddi Park Farming Co. is a family owned and operated broad acre farming business situated 130km from Perth. We are looking for a positive, motivated, reliable person with the ability to work both independently and with others. Experience in broad acre farming essential.
MC truck license and mechanical skills are desirable. An attractive remuneration package including accommodation in the family home, and a reliable Ute will be offered to the successful candidate.
CTF Farm- Meckering, Western Australia
Contact: richleeson460@hotmail.com | 0427429460
Our farm operates an 8000ha CTF property in Meckering and are currently looking for a full time farmhand. Applicants should have experience in modern machinery and GPS equipment. It is essential they have strong mechanical skills and can work by themselves unsupervised. Attractive house and salary package available.
Ainsley Park- Scaddan, Western Australia
Contact: admin@ainsleypark.com.au | 0428753034
MR & HL Wandel have a position available on their 10,500ha propety for an experienced workshop manager. Based in Scaddan, 60km North of Esperance, you will work with modern machinery in a well equiped workshop.
Your duties will include:
– Maintenance, repairs and fabrication of farm machinery and vehicles;
– Ordering parts & consumables;
– Keeping accurate maintenance records;
– Work well in a team environment with full time and casual staff.
Broadacre cropping is preferred but not essential and a willingness to work overtime based on seasonal demands is essential. An excellent package will be negotiated, to reflect skills and experience, with family accomodation and a work vehicle supplied. There is a primary school close by and a choice of high schools in Esperance.
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After starting this blog a few farmers got in touch to say they had found workers, so guys, congratulations! If you still require a farm worker and missed out on this blog let us know and we can continue to update it accordingly.
Remember, here at Trufab we believe in protecting lifestyles, caring for the community and building trust. We just happen to sell farm machinery.

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