Checking out a macadamia harvester at last years Casino Prixex are (from left) Robert Eggins, of Alstonville, Barry Johnson, o
Checking out a macadamia harvester at last years Casino Prixex are (from left) Robert Eggins, of Alstonville, Barry Johnson, o

Primex set to produce the goods

By KIM COUSINS kim.cousins@northernstar.com.au FOR all of you waiting for the 2008 Primex, there are only 100 sleeps to go until the big event.

This year will be better than ever before, with new exhibits and international visitors.

That means before Primex comes to Casino this June 12-14, there is lots for organiser Bruce Wright to do.

"We're already ahead in bookings this year, and last year we booked out," he said.

"The program has expanded as the event continues to evolve.""

Primex is not just for those on% the land. One new part of Primex this year is an expanded automotive exhibition, with the best display sponsored by The Northern Star.

Brands displayed include a list from Audi to Volkswagen, and everything in between.

The largest automotive show the North Coast has ever seen will display a range of more than 200 commercial cars and 4WDs.

"We have 26 brands confirmed at the moment," Mr Wright said.

Add that to horticultural and livestock products and it's still not all you'll see.

Mr Wright said forestry would be a main focus this year, there was increased coverage for banking and finance, and there would also be major real estate coverage.

There also has been interest from a South Korean agency, which will have a range of agricultural machinery as an exhibit at the event.

"We've been getting increased acknowledgement from the Pacific Rim," Mr Wright said.

"The visit will be a first for the% region. "Other items from overseas will be on offer from local exhibitors."

First held in 1985, Primex is now one of Australia's most loved agricultural field days, attracting visitors and exhibitors from diverse industries and areas.

To find out more visit the soon to be revised www.primex.net.au and keep reading The Northern Star for regular updates.



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