News

Fun for all the family

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.



Landlord's nightmare: Maggots, faeces and garbage

Amanda Rehbein and Greg Snell were left devastated after they say tenants left rubbish strewn through their home and property.

Couple left with massive clean-up

Three vehicles stolen from Sims Rd in three days

STOLEN: A 2004-make Red Bolwell Sym Red Devil 50 moped with Queensland registration plates 844NE was stolen from a Sims Rd address.

Police investigating theft of two cars and a moped

Scammers strike more often than hackers: IT specialist

SCAM ALERT: Australia Post published this fake email on its website on January, 11, 2017, warning people its a scam and not to click or past the link into your internet browser. 'Delete the email immediately'.

"Everything locks up; then a ransom note comes up."

Local Partners

Ed Sheeran wants Beyonce collaboration

Ed Sheeran wants to record a duet with Beyoncé.

Nicole Kidman squirms through questions on Keith

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

'God, you guys are personal ... that’s for him to talk about'

Mark Salling's child porn court date cancelled

Mark Salling's upcoming court hearing has been cancelled

Steve Carell pulls cruel prank on fans of the office

Steve Carrell decided to pull a cruel prank on fans of The Office

Lee Lin Chin's man-crazy, beer-loving side revealed

HAVE A BEER: Lee Lin Chin her tips and quips on life.

SBS newsreader Lee Lin Chin offers up satirical tips and quips.

Married at First Sight: M'boro dad to feature on reality TV

LOOKING FOR LOVE: Farmer Sean Hollands, 35, from Maryborough will feature on the upcoming new season of Married At First Sight.

A bull riding accident put everything into perspective for Sean.

HOT PROPERTY: Money to spend on land, buildings

File picture.

Sale, leasing of industrial real estate picks up in Mackay

Bundy hotel on the market for a cool $8.5m

FOR SALE: The Burnett Riverside Motel has gone on the market, with a price guide of more than $8 million.

Premier hotel up for sale for more than $8m

Collapsed Coast company could owe up to $5 million

Staff, ATO, landlords among those out of pocket.

Ipswich block of dirt sells for $582 a square metre

JUST SOLD: A property on the Brookwater golf course sold for a record-breaking $612,000.

Property smashed 2007 record by close to $100,000

Sunday auction for historical home

Former Catholic school sure to attract spirited bidding

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!