Westfield Auger History
The modern-day grain auger was invented by Peter Pakosh in Toronto, Canada in 1945. In early 1950 Abraham Plett, of Pletts Industries, decided he could build a better auger after the undercarriage failed on an auger he bought to resell to a customer. Abraham chose the name Westfield for his new auger line, along with the now iconic yellow and red colour scheme. The first two Westfield augers were sold in 1951.
FarmFest will be on again this year at on Tuesday to Thursday, June 8-10. FarmFest is held a at Kingsthorpe Park, on the Warrego Highway, 20 kms west of Toowoomba, Queensland.
Westfield augers and belt conveyors will be well represented again this year. For more information contact your nearest Westfield Dealer or phone 1800 945 069
Winter Planting Guides for 2021
The winter crop crop planting window is open and planting is under way for canola, pulses and cereals. The GRCD Crop Sowing Guides outline information on current varieties of the major winter crops, for more information visit the GRCD website.
Queensland Winter Crop Sowing Guide
NSW Winter Crop Sowing Guide
Victorian Crop Sowing Guide
South Australian Crop Sowing Guide
Western Australian Crop Sowing Guide
New Westfield / Wheatheart 9 inch Poly Transfer Augers
The Westfield 9" poly transfer auger is lightweight, only 56kg. The poly hopper and 9" tube resists corrosion and offers easy one-person handling and storage. It is ideal for seed and fertiliser when coming out of B-Doubles and Road Trains. The 2.4 meter length stores easily and features an adjustable discharge angle for low trailers. Available in hydraulic drive only.
For your nearest Westfield / Wheatheart Dealer phone 1800 945 069
AGI Westfield 1951 - 2021
Westfield turns 70. In 1950 Abraham Plett purchased a grain auger to resell to a customer. He soon realised that he could design a better auger. Abraham sold his first two augers in 1951, choosing the name Westfield along with the now familiar yellow and red colors.
In 1968, a new factory was opened in Rosenort, Manitoba. On the 15th of May 2000, Ag Growth International (AGI) acquired Westfield. AGI increased Westfield’s manufacturing facilities to 16,200 square meters. AGI Westfield employs 300 people and produces 14,000 augers a year.
Delta Agribusiness Narrabri - Agribusiness Expo
Delta Agribuiness, the Westfield dealer in Narrabri, is holding an Agribusiness Expo on Wednesday the 3rd of March from 10 am to 3pm. Westfield will have augers on display and have a representative to answer any questions. For more information contact Delta Ag Narrabri on 02 6792 6488 or view their Facebook page.
Westfield Dealers Kept Busy
"2021 is shaping up to be even busier than 2020 if current trends are any indication." Stuart Hatton from Grainland in Moree said they were already fully booked until early April and the winter crop has not been planted yet. "The main demand is for larger Westfield swing away augers. The 94 and 114 foot models are in very high demand, we also have some of the big 16 inch, 125 foot augers to build so it is going to be a busy year for us again."
Shipping Delays Affecting Lead Times On Augers
Delay times of up to 21 days can be expected on containers leaving from Canada in 2021. Congestion at all terminals in Vancouver as a result of high import volumes are expected to last well into July/August. Berth delays are seeing vessels waiting 3 to 4 days to be unloaded.
Australian ports are seeing delays of up to a week due to congestion. To add to the delays all containers from North America have to be fumigated for Brown Marmorated Stink Bug before going through quarantine inspection.
First Westfield Augers For 2021 Have Arrived
The first load of Westfield augers for the 2021 season has just arrived from the AGI Westfield factory in Canada.
The Westfield factory is located in Rosenort, Manotoba, about 50 kilometres south of Winnipeg and produces about 14,000 augers a year. Production this year is at an all time high and already lead times for the larger swing away augers have started to blow out to August.
Grain Trade Australia Standards for the 2020/21 Season
The GTA Trading Standards are a essential tool for anyone purchasing, selling or operating in the commercial grain industry. The standards are reviewed every year by the Grain Trade Australia Standards Committee with input from the industry.
Wheat Standards Barley Standards Sorghum Standards
Australian Pulse Trading Standards