Norco Primex has bounced back after local natural disasters with a near-capacity event.
More than 10,000 people attended the final day of Norco Primex 2022 on Saturday.
Primex will soon launch the prospectus for May 11–13, 2023.
“We are aiming to stage the largest event for our 39th anniversary next year,” director Bruce Wright said.
“We chose to go ahead late this year to ensure Norco Primex 2022 would deliver for North Coast communities.
“I’m sure everyone will look forward to moving back to May when temperatures will be more comfortable.”
“Last year Primex achieved more than $47million in sales and with the displays of equipment valued at up to $100million at this year’s event we are looking forward to greater outcomes for our exhibitors.
“Overall enquiries have been strong for this time of year.
“We’re looking forward to injecting millions into the economy and achieving significant sales for our exhibitors and partners again in 2023.”
Norco Primex had exhibits of farm machinery and agribusiness know-how from more than 370 exhibitors and 1000 suppliers.
“We also placed a big emphasis on fostering our future generation of farmers this year with everyone from the Department of Education through to the local university showing the potential for agribusiness education and the opportunities to build a career in the regions,” Mr Wright said.
“We were out to prove that you don’t need to be a fifth-generation farmer to build yourself a successful agribusiness career and stay here in the region we all love.”
Thursday’s people’s day drew more than 7000 visitors.
Awards were handed out on the final day including:
Days Machinery Centre, Casino won the spirit of Primex Alf Fletcher memorial.
Earthmoving Equipment Australia, Queanbeyan took out the best outdoor large commercial exhibit.
Farm Moto, South Lismore won best outdoor general exhibitor.
Designer Donna Sharam, Alstonville won the best indoor exhibitor.
Wide Open Road Coffee Roasters caravan from Brisbane carted off the Nourish Paddock to Plate Award.
Little Valley Grazing Co won the Earle Bulmer Memorial award for the best livestock exhibit.