Thank you for taking the time to view the Westech Field Days. Westech has been a triannual event since 1983. The next event will be on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September 2017.
We welcome you to read the history on the formation of Westech Field days in Barcaldine.
In 1982 Ken Wilson, the Sheep and Wool Advisor for the Department of Primary Industries was exposed to many great ideas and labour saving devices in the grazing industry. Ken saw the need for producers to be able to see displays of new technology, at their farm gate rather than travelling vast distances to field days which were more geared to farming than grazing enterprises. A meeting was held where Ken shared his ideas with other DPI sheep and wool advisors and as a result of the meeting it was resolved that a field day be held in Barcaldine the following year. The name ‘Westech’ was derived from the formation of two words western technology!
Sixty exhibitors attended the first Westech in 1983 and all agreed it was a great success. It was decided that Westech would be held every three years, giving time for new products to emerge.
The Westech Field Days have had over 300 occupied sites and a record number of visitors passing through the gates. Westech field days would not be the event that it is without our exhibitors who provide an extensive array of products from machinery, agricultural products, fencing, tools, gardening, fashion accessories, livestock displays and the latest devices available on the market.
A strong and committed voluntary committee ensures the event will continue its tradition of providing two days, full of events for all ages.
Westech is fortunate to have sponsors who have seen the value of this event and have returned year after year to support the local community and region. The committee would like to express their gratitude and thank you for your continued support. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the Barcaldine Regional Council who has been on board since its inception.
Westech continues to grow from strength to strength and the next event will be on the 12th and 13th September 2017’. This is an invaluable opportunity for you to come and join in the activities and see the latest products that are on offer.
78 Wilga Street (Showgrounds),
Barcaldine QLD 4725
Phone: (07) 4651 2100