BUDDING FARMERS: Brothers and sisters, Claudia (left), Levi, Jesse, Amelia and Joshua Savage enjoying their day at Primex.
BUDDING FARMERS: Brothers and sisters, Claudia (left), Levi, Jesse, Amelia and Joshua Savage enjoying their day at Primex.

Primex the best yet

WHEN Jesse Savage, of Woodenbong, grows up he wants to be a cattle farmer.

Yesterday, the six-year-old was in the right place to fulfil his farming dreams at the opening day of Primex.

Jesse's dad, Wayne, said thefamily had only missed one Primex in the past 11 years.

Mr Savage said he usually bought things such as work clothes and tools at Primex.

Australia's largest agricultural field day, now in its 26th year, is shaping up to be one of the best yet.

Australian cricketing legend Glenn McGrath was happy to chat with visitors to Primex at the Elders site. Mr McGrath is anambassador for the company.

While Primex attracts visitors and stallholders from across the country, there are also many local faces at this year's event.

Mackellar Range Coffee was back at Primex for its fourth year.

Jane Fadelli, who owns the business with Rob Grant, said Primex was an opportunity to promote their brand.

“We are also here to sell good local coffee,” Ms Fadelli said.

Cattle studs from across theregion were out in force at Primex yesterday.

Little Valley Braford Studat Stratheden had their award-winning livestock on display.

Doug Bennett, who owns the stud, has had a long association with the Braford breed, after his father Wally was the first to bring it to NSW.

The Braford, which is a Hereford and Brahman cross, has been considered a breed in its own right for about 50 years. Exhibited at their stand are the Beef Week champion female and the junior champion bull, among others.

Eltham Valley Pecans has also pitched a marque at Primex. Owner of the business Julie Rhodes said it was a great chance to promote the business.

Mrs Rhodes owns an eight-hectare pecan farm at Eltham where the nuts are grown, shelled, roasted and sold.

Primex is on today and tomorrow. The doors open at 9am and close at 4pm. For more information visit the website: www. primex.net.au.



GALLERY: Burnt out fire truck

premium_icon GALLERY: Burnt out fire truck

The RFS truck will probably be written off.

"Someone could have been injured or killed"

premium_icon "Someone could have been injured or killed"

An RFS crew sheltered in their truck as the grass fire overcame them

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