Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will officially open Norco Primex on Thursday.
Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will officially open Norco Primex on Thursday. Allan Reinikka

Barnaby Joyce to officially open Primex at Casino

DEPUTY Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will officially open Norco Primex at Casino on Thursday morning.

More than 40,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event, which will bring the latest information and technology to Northern Rivers farmers,as it has done for the past 32 years.

Group manager of organisers Fairfax Rural Events, Kate Nugent, said Primex had cemented its place among the state's cattlemen and women as a must-see event on the Northern Rivers.

She said she was looking forward to welcoming Mr Joyce to the Casino event.

 

Primex 2015.
Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
Primex 2015. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

"Barnaby Joyce, our deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, is going to be officiating an official opening," she said.

"It is very much a case of welcome to all and we look forward to obviously serving an incredible array and delicious agricultural showcase of products and services over the three days."

 

Ms Nugent said Norco Primex aimed to help farmers work better.

"There's a very strong focus this year on innovation," she said.

"It's something we are seeing increasingly more of in the industry with farmers responding to environmental changes in new and interesting ways.

"Norco Primex assists in giving farmers the knowledge and equipment to adapt in these ever-changing times."

 

Lachlan Allen, with Diddine GB the bull aged 30 months at Primex.
Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star
Lachlan Allen, with Diddine GB the bull aged 30 months at Primex. Photo Mireille Merlet-Shaw / Northern Star Mireille Merlet-Shaw

An important feature of Norco Primex 2016 is the Primex Heifer and Bull Classic competitions, along with the commercial heifer sale. The livestock ara will showcase a strong contingent of top quality beef breeds.

There will be high quality machinery, cattle and agricultural related products.

Norco Primex starts on Thursday and continues Friday and Saturday at the Richmond Valley Event Centre in Casino. It will be open daily from 9am to 4pm.



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