The countdown is on to one of the highlights of the wider region’s agriculture calendar, the 2021 East Coast Farming Expo for sheep and beef farmers.
The Manawatu Vintage Machinery Club is holding The Vintage Ag Expo on February 20 and 21 at Lockwood Rd, Kaiaranga.
A similar event in 2012 was well supported by enthusiasts and the public.
The event will display vintage tractors, stationery engines, grain threshing, chaff cutting, hay baling and a wide range of working machinery, much of which is restored to as-new condition. Organisers say the event is a great opportunity for the younger generation and others to remember and reminisce on farming in the past.
The weekend will offer a range of events including parades for tractors, implements and other vehicles, hay baling and topdressing demonstrations using vintage equipment, vintage tractor demonstrations and shearing demonstrations using a plant driven by a Lister stationery engine.
Traction engines will also be operating with a sawmill being driven by one and free rides in a trailer towed will be available for younger visitors.