COMBINED 2023 NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE + FODDER FESTIVAL = FODDERGANZA!

In 2023 we merged our two premier events into one three-day extravaganza, combining our biennial Fodder Festival with our annual National Fodder Conference.

Tuesday 15 August, 2023

Fodder Festival in Elmore

See the latest machinery and technology in action.

The 2023 Fodder Festival was an opportunity for all entities involved in hay and silage to demonstrate their products directly to their target audience. The day started with machinery demonstrations. A ryegrass crop was available for the participating machinery entities. The latter half of the day was an opportunity for non-machinery suppliers to demonstrate their tools and technologies to attendees. This was a ‘moving event’ with the audience moving from one timed demonstration to another.

Wednesday 16 & Thursday 17 August 2023

National Fodder Conference in Bendigo

This event brings together the fodder community, government and stakeholders to discuss key issues and innovations.

The 2023 National Fodder Conference saw those engaged in the production of fodder, and fodder customers, gather to discuss and debate industry issues, new technologies and research and development opportunities. The event presented as a traditional conference format with a large exhibition area indoors and an outdoor machinery display.

PROGRAMS

Monday 14 August Tuesday 15 August Wednesday 16 August Thursday 17 August
DAY ONE DAY TWO DAY THREE
Exhibitors bump-in/Fodder Festival set-up Fodder Festival

Elmore Field Days Site – 48 Rosaia Road, Elmore

National Fodder Conference

All Seasons Resort Hotel – 171/183 McIvor Highway Bendigo

National Fodder Conference

 

 

EVENING:National Fodder Conference   – Welcome Function

Bendigo

EVENING:National Fodder Conference – Gala Dinner

Bendigo

Click here for the event programs.

TICKETS

Fodder Festival

AFIA is offering a 10 per cent discount to those who purchase 10 or more Fodder Festival tickets in advance. The 10 per cent discount will be provided via reimbursement, post ticket sale.

Member  $45
Non-Member with membership*  $99
Non-Member  $55

* Non-members have the special opportunity to purchase AFIA Membership with their Fodder Festival ticket for $99! This membership will run for 7 months from 1 September 2023 to 31 March 2024. This offer is not available to former AFIA members whose membership expired post 31 March 2021.

National Fodder Conference

Tickets were available through Eventbrite.

Refund policy for both events – Cancellations received before the 29 July 2023 will be given a 100% refund, excluding transaction fees. Cancellations between 29 July and 7 August 2023 will be given a 50% discount excluding transaction fees. Cancellations on or after 7 August 2023 will not be eligible for a refund. Additionally, ticket transfers will not be accepted. If an attendee cannot attend and another person is attending in their place, please cancel the original ticket and order a new ticket.

 

WHO IS PARTICIPATING IN 2023?

All major hay and silage supply chain providers are attending the 2023 Fodderganza!

2023 Fodder Festival: Fodder Festival major demonstrators will put their machinery to the test in the paddock.

2023 National Fodder Conference: AFIA is pleased to announce that John Deere is the major sponsor for the 2023 National Fodder Conference. The event will include a large trade and exhibition hall indoors, and a major machinery display outdoors.

Get up-to-date with the latest fodder industry machinery, tools, products and news … all in a central spot at the National Fodder Conference exhibition hall.

 

Exhibitors

 Berrima Engineering* JCB CEA*
 Biostart  John Deere*
 CLAAS*  JUTA
 DLF Seeds  Krone*
 DPI NSW  Kuhn*
 Entegra  New Holland*
 Feed Central  O’Connors
 Grevillia Ag  PSC Griffiths Goodall
 Hay Australia  Staheli West
 InterGrain  Unipak

* these exhibitors will have their large machinery on display outside the conference venue at Bendigo.

FODDER FESTIVAL – In-Paddock Demonstrations

Each machine will be demonstrated in the paddock, with commentary from their team. A short Q&A facilitated by the AFIA Chairman will follow.

RAKES

  • 9.50-10.10am: Berrima Engineering – V Roller Bay Hay Rake
  • 10.10-10.30am: Colac Ag – Elho 950 Rake

MOWER

10.30am-10.50pm: Kuhn – FC 13640 RA + FC 3525 DF (Mower conditioner with grouper)

ROUND BALERS

  • 12.00-12.20pm: New Holland – Pro-Belt Baler
  • 12.20-12.40pm: Krone – VariPack V165XC Plus Baler
CORING DEMONSTRATION

  • 12.45 -1.00pm: Feed Central – Hay Corer

BIG SQUARE BALER

  • 1.00-1.20pm: O’Connors/Case IH – LB436 Large Square Baler

FORAGE HARVESTERS

  • 1.20-1.40pm: CLAAS DISCO 9700 Mower (with CLAAS AXION Tractor) and CLAAS – JAGUAR 960 Forage Harvester
  • 1.40-2.00pm: John Deere 9600 Forage Harvester

NATIONAL FODDER CONFERENCE – Machinery Display

  • John Deere – 6R Tractor
  • New Holland – Discmower Conditioner 310 Plus T5.140 Tractor
  • Kuhn – FC 13640 RA + FC 3525 DF: new triple mower and VBP 7190: new round baler combination
  • CLAAS – Jaguar 960 Forage Harvester
  • Krone – Kubota M7 & BP1290HDP Gen 5 Sq Baler ECTC500CRSM w/- Transport Kit ECF400CRS
  • Berrima Engineering – V Roller Bar Hay rake
  • JCB CEA – Fastrac Tractor & 4T Telehandler