Machinery: 'Grass and Muck' a cut above the ordinary
110 trade exhibitors to set up shop at Gurteen event
Preparations are now complete for the FTMTA Grass and Muck 2014 show. The tractor and farm machinery event, which takes place tomorrow at Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co Tipperary is set to attract record crowds of contractors and farmers.
The exhibition field will open to the public at 9am which is slightly earlier than in the past and the event will conclude at 5pm.
Grass conditions at the site, in common with much of the country, are good with strong growth in recent weeks. FTMTA Grass and Muck 2014 is the major farm machinery event in Ireland this year and is organised by the trade association of the farm machinery industry.
The Grass and Muck event was launched in 2010 as a response to a demand from the organisation's manufacturer and distributor members for a grass machinery demonstration event. It was staged again in 2012 and is now established on the calendar as the big event on alternate years to the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show.
There are 110 exhibitors this year - almost double the number who exhibited in 2010.
Visitor numbers grew from 7,500 in 2010 to 8,800 in 2012 and the indications are for another strong attendance in 2014.
The show promises to be another high calibre and professionally organised event from the FTMTA. Despite a considerable increase in the available space since 2012, all the exhibition space has been sold out for some time prior to this week's event.