Big crowds are tipped to flow through the gates on day three of the Henty Machinery Field Days

IT'S A NUMBERS GAME: Ross Edwards is tipping big crowds for day three of the Henty Machinery Field Days.
IT'S A NUMBERS GAME: Ross Edwards is tipping big crowds for day three of the Henty Machinery Field Days.

THE warmer weather and an enthusiasm to see the latest in agricultural innovation has spurred what organisers are tipping as a record crowd at Henty.

Early on day three event chairman Ross Edwards of Yerong Creek said he was expecting crowds that were even bigger than day two to pass through the gates.

He said there were events on the program including the 175th anniversary of Case Machinery as an agricultural manufacturer that were set to attract interest.

“And remember to head along to the Natural Fibre awards the winner will be announced at 1pm,” he said.

“This always draws a lot interest,” he said.

In discussing the winning entry in the agricultural innovations award Mr Edwards commended the work of tireless inventor Barry Bennett of Barooga. 

His strap device which helps to keep loads stabled was labelled by Mr Edwards as a “live-saving” invention.

He said it was something that would be adopted throughout the rural sector in years to come. 

“This is going to make transportation on roads a lot safer and it is such a unique idea to be able to hitch load-binding straps … very innovative,” he said. 

Meanwhile, there was talk from some in the catering sector about the prospect of selling out of produce on day three due to the huge demand.