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4 Generations of Massey Ferguson

The AGCO marketing team for Australia and New Zealand recently visited  the Mazaris property in Werribee South, Australia, to get a better understanding of how Massey Ferguson has evolved alongside farmers.

The productive region is a tightly knit community only a short distance from the populous Melbourne, with furrows of vegetables growing to the roads edge, rich soil and good irrigation networks. The area supplies around 70% of lettuces consumed in Australia and has experienced adaption and change brought about through drought and tight market conditions.

Settling in the area in the 1930’s, Great Grand Father Mazaris purchased a Fergie to assist in tilling and to borrow an old cliche, the rest is history. Through four generations, the Mazaris’ have continued their connection with Massey Ferguson. The horsepower of their most recent purchase, the MF 7495,  allows for deeper tilling and increased speed while maintaining greater fuel efficiencies. The evolution of MF tractor technology is increasingly important on the Mazaris property as the cost of diesel inputs outstrip produce prices

The ability to do more with less looks likely to continue the Mazaris and Massey Ferguson connection for another generation to come.

Peter, Don and Ricky Mazaris with their MF7495

Celebrate Great British Beef on the Menu, says LIB

A team of all female farmers are marking St George’s Day (April 23) by launching the second Great British Beef Week (GBBW).

Ladies in Beef, who are backed by TV star Lynda Bellingham, are encouraging people across the UK to celebrate in the traditional way by ensuring delicious Red Tractor assured British beef is on the menu.

GBBW has harnessed support across the industry from livestock markets to independent butchers. Major supermarkets including Asda, Tesco, Waitrose and Morrisons have also agreed to add their weight to the initiative by carrying special on-pack logos. This year, Ladies in Beef are on a mission to raise funds for the national Help for Heroes charity which aims to provide better facilities for British servicemen and women wounded in action.

Agriculture Minister Jim Paice, who helped launch this year’s GBBW inWestminsteron Monday, said: “With the world’s population growing fast, Britain’s got huge opportunities to export our high quality beef and breeding stock to the world. I fully support the valuable work being done by Ladies in Beef to generate growth in the industry, which will go hand in hand with all the work this Government is doing to rebuild confidence and respect for British farming.”

Minette Batters, Ladies in Beef co-founder, said:  “Great British beef is delicious, versatile and great value. It can be bought from your local butchers, farm shop or supermarket and is perfect for any occasion, whether you’re having a large gathering with family and friends or looking for a quick, simple and low-cost meal option at home.”

Robert Dunk, Manager, Sales Massey FergusonUKandIreland, said “We are delighted to help promote Great British Beef Week with the loan of an MF 5450 tractor and fully support the Ladies in Beef initiative. There are thousands of Massey Ferguson tractors working in the livestock sector – an area which makes a huge contribution to the UK’s agricultural output.”

To help inspire people to get cooking with beef, the Ladies in Beef have created a variety of mouth-watering recipes which can be found on the website www.greatbritishbeef.co.uk

Happy Birthday to the AGCO Blog

It’s the 2 year anniversary of the AGCO blog, and we feel it’s important to take a moment to look back at where we were in the beginning and where we are today. The goals of the AGCO blog are to provide fresh, relevant information to our customers, dealers, partners and fellow agvocates about our brands and AGCO as a company. Being a global organization it can be a challenge to produce content that is useful to our broad base of readers, but today we are proud to share that since inception, we’ve had visitors from 182 countries around the world.

In April 2010 the AGCO blog was 2-bloggers-strong. Today, we have 28 contributors from all walks of the company, including every major brand and region. Our topics range from farm safety, agriculture industry news and employee spotlights to information about new product launches, our valued dealers and customer stories. Our original single blog stream has grown to 8, all of which can be subscribed to via various RSS/readers and email.

More interesting stats about the AGCO blog on its 2 year anniversary:

  • Over 500 blog posts
  • Translated over 2,000 times into 148 languages
  • Nearly a half million views since January 2011

We hope our readers find content on the AGCO blog to be informative and our plans for the next year include continuing to grow our global contributors and bringing in more guest bloggers from other organizations to share their perspectives. We’d also like to see more comments: please share your thoughts, questions and perspectives on any of our posts and let’s keep the conversation going. Read on!

 

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Valtra Deutschland lädt Sie ein beim Valtra Fotowettbewerb 2011 teilzunehmen. Werden Sie Valtra Fotograf des Jahres 2011!

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Besuchen Sie uns auf unserer Homepage und schicken Sie uns Ihr Valtra-Bild 2011. Einsendeschluss ist der 31. Juli 2011.

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Valtra ANTS On Tour

A 1:5 model of Valtra’s visionary ANTS concept has been touring Europe since its introduction in January. After appearing at exhibitions in France, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, the next tour stops will take ANTS to Agrisjå in Norway (26-28 Aug),  Koneagria in Finland (19-22 Oct) and Agritechnica in Germany (13-19 Nov).

For more details about the ANTS tour visit www.valtra60.com. There you can also download the new ANTS background pictures for your computer or mobile device.

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