Continuing on his Nuffield Scholarship Study, Stuart Tait from Mandurama, recently visited the New Holland Factory at Grand
Island, Nebraska. Stuart manages 1,600-hectares of land in conjunction with his parents, comprising two farms around Mandurama. Their primary enterprise is producing certified grassfed Angus beef cattle for the domestic and export markets, and their secondary enterprise is dryland cropping to produce cereal grains (wheat) and oilseeds (canola). The business has been operating for 36 years.
Cowra Machinery Centre and New Holland Agriculture staff pre-arranged the tour for Stuart, and he thoroughly enjoyed the
experience. Grand Island, Nebraska is the ancestral home of the Twin Rotor Combine from New Holland. The original TR70 was built there in the mid 1970’s. The factory continues to build New Holland CR Twin Rotor Combines for markets in Canada, USA & South America. The plant also manufactures Self-Propelled Windrower & fronts and Self-Propelled Bale Wagons for New Holland globally.
New Holland is the inventor of the Twin Rotor combine & continues to be the only manufacturer with a Twin Rotor threshing system. Australia moved their production to the Zedelgem (Belgium) plant in 2014. Stuart recently established, and Chairs, a farm discussion group for young farmers in the Mandurama-Blayney district. He is passionate about Australian agriculture and highly motivated to share information to help others.