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For thousands of year farmers threshed the grain by hand using fails to seperate the grain from the husks. In 1784 Andrew Meikle from East Lothian in Scotladn invented the first successful threshing machine. Machines know as ground hog threshers were used in Ontario  in around 1870. Roy Rogers from Loyalist Township, Ontario, demonstrates threshing oats with his circa 1870 ground hog threshing machine  built by the Desjardins Company of Saint-André-de-Kamouraska. He was at the Hastings County Farm Show and Plowing Match 2012. He is a member of the Quinte Antique Tractor Club, which based at Farmtown Park home of the Hastings County Museum of Agricultural Heritage,