Farm Ireland

Sunday 18 March 2018

WATCH: Farmers set a new world record for silage harvesting

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The 'Mad for Grass' event, organised by Combines 4 Charity Ltd, saw a large troop of self propelled, state-of-the-art foragers arrive onto O'Sullivan's family farm near Kiltale GAA club on Saturday.

Thousands of national and international spectators turned out to show their support for the grass extravaganza originally set up by a small group of cereal farmers in 2009.

Combines 4 Charity has already claimed two very impressive Guinness World Record titles in 2009 and 2012, when they had 208 combines working in the same field.

The attempt  saw one hundred self propelled harvesters lifting one hundred acres of grass in ten minutes.

It very unique in the fact that it has never been attempted anywhere in the world before and has attracted attention from various countries abroad.

The voluntary event, sponsored by FBD, has raised more than €400,000 for chosen charities since it first started in The Royal County, including independent children's charity Barnardos.

Fergus Finlay, Barnardos CEO, said: "Combines 4 Charity are making a huge contribution to the well being of so many children and families. The funds raised will be greatly received and put to great use".

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