Livestock prices at near historic levels have helped drive interest in the latest and greatest innovations and technology at the Australian National Field Days.
Visitors arrived in their thousands looking at everything from fire buckets to tractors and everything in between.
Orange Rural Centre partner Phil Morrow said there was confidence among buyers at the Borenore site.
“We’ve been coming here for as long as the field days have been going,” Mr Morrow said.
“People are buoyant, particularly in the livestock industry. Prices are at near historic levels.
“For cropping, it depends on how the excess water has affected the land.”
Mr Morrow said some crop farmers would get great yields from one part of the paddock but be water-logged on the other side.
He said there had been a lot of interest in the Rural Centre’s agronomic services and products and was hopeful that trend would continue into Saturday’s final day.
“It’s an effort bringing everything here and we’re optimistic we’ll build on a good result from last year.”
Hillston grazier Ross Scanlon had made the journey to Borenore while much of his property was underwater thanks to floods.
“Our nearest major town is Griffith, so coming here we can see everything, it’s all in one place,” he said.
“We can get better prices and in my area there’s not a lot you can do so it’s a good time to be away.”
Due to the field days and Orange Wine Festival taking up accommodation, Mr Scanlon was staying in Blayney during his visit.