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Cody and Cassie Lentas test ride Burrum River Saddlery’s products at the AgroTrend field day.
Cody and Cassie Lentas test ride Burrum River Saddlery’s products at the AgroTrend field day. BUNAGR

GLEAMING blue, green, red and sparkling steel have taken their place at the AgroTrend Grounds for the annual three-day field day.

Hundreds of people browsed past dozens of stalls, not deterred by the wind, on the first day open to the public yesterday.

Advanced Water Technologies' Dave Shippley was already impressed by the business at the first day of AgroTrend.

"I've already had two people ask for quotes - I just have to turn those into orders now," he said.

"We've talk to a lot of people. There seems to be a mix.

"A lot want to actually deal, rather than just kick the tyres."

About 2500 people took advantage of the cheaper entry yesterday to have a look at what was on offer.

One of the most popular stalls was the reptile demonstration, which had a crowd constantly around it.

While there was no shortage of mowers, quad bikes, tractors and heavy machinery to look at, variety also added to the day.

Metal as Anything showed off a wide range of garden and wall ornaments at their first field day.

"We came up from Yamba and this was the first field day that fitted in our schedule," Metal as Anything owner Max Rhodes said.

"We usually do markets but we take about three hours to complete our set up.

"If we can put something up and leave it there for three days, we are laughing."

Mr Rhodes said business had been a little slow on the first day, but he was hoping it would increase.

AgroTrend event manager Col Reynolds said the first day of any field day was traditionally the slowest.

"I would say we have been on par with visitor numbers compared to the previous two years," he said.

Mr Reynolds said the crowds were expected to flow in over the next two days as entertainment at the event ramped up.

An AgroTrend first will also take place tomorrow with the team cutting and penning events.




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