Making the CUT At muck
Latest silage and slurry kit set to pull in the crowds at the FTMTA's event in Gurteen
This Thursday, May 17, Gurteen Agriculture College near Birr, Co Offaly, will host the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) Grass and Muck event.
This is a working demonstration of silage-making, reseeding, slurry and farmyard manure-spreading technology, allowing manufacturers to demonstrate their products to farmers and contractors in a real working environment.
In addition to the working demonstrations, there will be static displays and visitors will get the chance to see the latest offerings from some of the tractor manufacturers.
In May 2010, the FTMTA ran its first Grass and Muck event, also at Gurteen. The weather was perfect.
It was the ideal time of year for farmers and contractors just after spring work and before the silage season kicked off.
This was extremely successful for a first event and according to the FTMTA attracted nearly 10,000 visitors.
This year, the FTMTA says that there will be well over 80 exhibitors at Gurteen.