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PICKLES LAUNCHES CUSTOM-BUILT AGRICULTURE MARKETPLACE Australia’s leading marketplace for transport, construction, mining, aviation, vehicles, general goods and salvage assets, Pickles, has launched a new marketplace with agricultural-centred services. Pickles Ag will support the local agricultural sector through buying and selling quality agricultural assets, expertly valued and remarketed. Its focus is on local industry knowledge to bring the best returns; plus the volume and variety of stock with a simple way to purchase providing customers with what they need. Pickles Ag National Sales Manager, Clay Redmond, said that when the Pickles family first opened their doors over 55 years ago as a stock and station agent, it was so local people with local knowledge could support local businesses. “Buying and selling with Pickles Ag allows producers and farmers with direct access to a large agricultural marketplace that has been built with farmers in mind. Our services provide the ag industry with resources that directly benefit local businesses around Australia,”Mr Redmond said. Pickles Ag has over 50 sales staff across the country atmore than20 sites, withadedicated team of Ag specialists. The Ag experts are supported by national resources to cultivate a successful, farm-centric marketplace. The Pickles website receives over 1million website users permonth,making it ahugemarketplace to reach buyers around Australia. WORKING DOG CHALLENGE NOW A TEAM SPORT For the first time in its seven-year history, the Cobber Challenge is showcasing how farm dogs work together, with nominations calling for working dog teams. The Cobber Challenge Relay recognises that dogs have different strengths – some excel at paddock work, others shine in the yards. This year it will be the hardest working team that will be crowned winners. “We are thrilled that our competition is showcasing teams of dogs, reflecting how they really operate on the farm,” Cobber’s Marketing Manager, Kellie Savage, said. The Cobber Challenge Relay is a unique opportunity for Australian and New Zealand farmers to measure just how hard their dogs work. The competition celebrates dogs’ contribution to farms, as well as the connection between farmers and their canine companions. Twelve teams from across Australia and NewZealandwill be selectedtocompete inthe three-week Cobber Challenge Relay. Farmers can nominate teams of two, three or four dogs. Each day of the three-week competition, they will select one of their dogs to wear the GPS collar for that day. The GPS collar tracks how far, fast and for how long that dog works. To ensure that the work is shared around, themost one dog teammember can have their work tracked is 12 days of the competition. “The Cobber Challenge Relay also lets dogs take a break, which is important when they work across diverse environments and climates, whether that’s hot and dry or cold and wet, or anything in between,” Ms Savage said. The 2022 Cobber Challenge will run from Monday 22 August to Sunday 11 September. Fans can follow along with competition progress at the Cobber Challenge website. Data will be uploaded daily for each working dog team. Last year’s winner, Victorian Ben Jeffrey and his kelpie Skyblue Jack set a Cobber Challenge record of 1012.6 kilometres over the three-week competition. For more information, visit www.cobberchallenge.com.au OUR FRONT COVER SHOWS… In 1920, Kohler introduced the world’s first engine-powered electric generator and officially entered the power systems category. Nearly 100 years later, they remain committed to empowering people all around the globe with reliable, leading-edge products and comprehensive after-sale support. Built for some of the most critical jobs on earth, Kohler generators are renowned for their quality, reliability and performance. An array of hospitals, airports and military bases around the world have all depended on Kohler generators. The Kohler range of generators includes; industrial and commercial generators, home and small business generators, marine generators, and portable generators. EPG Engines is proud to be the exclusive Australian distributors of Kohler Generators. MORE INFORMATION EPG Engines epgengines.com.au PN6806_PEAFRONT_JulyAujust_2022_FA.indd 1 1/06/2022 2:12:34 PM Print Post Approved PP 100002231 www.power-equipment.com.au INSIDE The Big Challenge can Australians manufacture again Pave the Way with permeable pavements Electro Weeding for herbicide resistant weeds Volume 43 No. 4 July - August 2022 OUR FRONT COVER SHOWS… NEWS Pickles first opened their doors over 55 years ago as a stock and station agent. Winners of the 2021 Cobber Challenge, Ben Jeffrey and his Kelpie Skyblue Jack. JULY - AUGUST 2022 | POWER EQUIPMENT AUSTRALASIA | 7