Inventions on show at Fieldays

  • 10/06/2015

A device that converts cow poo into water and fuel is one of the inventions to catch the attention of farmers at this year's Fieldays.

At the four-day event near Hamilton, a group of business experts are on site to help innovators get their ideas into production.

Fieldays commercial general manager Nick Dromgool says innovation is one of the key pillars of the event.

"It's where we will continue to focus and I think we've demonstrated with that with this additional innovations accelerator," he says.

A mobile honey harvester is another one of the inventions on display this year. The harvester means beekeepers don't have to take their hives to a factory for harvesting.

Inventor Grant Engel says anyone can get involved, even city folk.

"If people were aware that they can have a go at it themselves and put a little bit of money in their back pocket, I think they'd be surprised how well they can do out of it," he says.

This year is set to be the biggest Fieldays ever, with 1000 exhibitors showcasing on almost 1500 sites, with a further 125,000 people expected to visit over the four days. It's not all innovation and business - competitions like the Rural Bachelor offer honey of yet another variety.

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