The mane event: Gates open for Australian National Field Days

READY TO RIDE: Rob Sharp and Bruce Moxley with stock horses Rainwood BBC and Rainwood Park Gun For Hire at the Australian National Field Days site. Photos: JUDE KEOGH
READY TO RIDE: Rob Sharp and Bruce Moxley with stock horses Rainwood BBC and Rainwood Park Gun For Hire at the Australian National Field Days site. Photos: JUDE KEOGH

The Australian Stock Horse Society will conduct a range of demonstrations throughout the three-day Australian National Field Days, which start at Borenore on Thursday.

The equine feature exhibit will be complimented by other horse-related displays and guest speakers.

However, more traditional agricultural businesses will also be represented at the field days to sell and show their wares to farmers, graziers and small-acre owners from the Central West and beyond.

Fencing business Gallagher has had a presence at the event since they started in 1952 and will have new products this year.

Gallagher regional manager David Clothier set up his exhibit on Wednesday.

“Since the first one we’be been here forever, that’s why we have our own shed here,” Mr Clothier said.

Mr Clothier said the business specialised in fencing for sheep, deer handling and animal-weighing systems.

As well as the usual products, he said a new, large solar energizer would also be displayed.

“Solar is just becoming more and more popular and when we are doing electric fencing the ability to plug something into a wall doesn’t eventuate all the time,” he said.

He said this is the first field days in Australia the Darling Downs-based company is exhibiting that particular solar energizer.

David Clothier.

David Clothier.

“We are 80 years old. We are a research and development-based company, we are launching upwards of 20 products each year,” Mr Clothier said.

He has been attending the Australian National Field Days for 13 years and, along with new technology, the biggest change he has seen was in what days the field days are held.

Mr Clothier said the field days were previously held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday but were moved to Thursday, Friday and Saturday so a wider range of people, families and people who work on weekdays could attend.

The field days will be held at Borenore from 8.30am to 5pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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