Farming Machinery: New kits prove top of the crops
Interest in mowers, balers and tedders high as thousands descend on Tipperary for the annual Grass and Muck Show
Thousands of farmers and contractors travelled to Gurteen Agricultural College in Ballingarry, Co Tipperary for last week's FTMTA Grass and Muck 2014 show.
The weather held up and while crowds appeared to be a little down compared to previous shows, the stand holders I spoke to were satisfied with the level of enquiries from farmers and contractors.
The general consensus is that it has been a good year for sales of silage machinery, from mowers to balers and tedders to wrappers. Top-of-the-range kit has been selling particularly well; in last week's Farming Independent we reported how sales of self-propelled forage harvesters have doubled this year compared to 2013.
There was a huge range of equipment being demonstrated at Gurteen last week.
I walked the show in its entirety and I needed the full day to have a good look at everything.
This week's article focuses on the new silage kit demonstrated at Grass and Muck 2014. Next week, we will look at the muck spreaders and loaders.