Opinion Comment

Saturday 21 October 2017

Steady hands needed as the fall-out from Brexit will make the Ploughing a more serious affair for farmers

Darragh McCullough

Darragh McCullough

The Ploughing Championships kick off again in Tullamore today. In truth, it's really a crossroads where farmers will be matched in number by punters from towns, villages and cities rediscovering their wellied-roots during a day out in the country.

From Jersey cows to Jesuit evangelists, Europe's biggest outdoor farming event has something to appeal to every one of the 280,000 punters who will throng the 700-acre site over the next three days.

Wondering about funeral arrangements for your pet? Head to the Ploughing.

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