Countdown to tractor winner
The lucky winner of the Case IH JX90 tractor, worth €43,000, will be announced at the Farming Independent stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy this Thursday, at 3pm.
Over 20,000 entries were received in the competition, and the prize will be on display at the Farming Independent stand, which can be found at Stand 202, Row G, Block 3.
The Ploughing Championships offer the perfect opportunity for readers to discuss matters with our reporters and columnists.
All of the Farming Independent staff and writers from the Irish Independent daily newspaper will on hand during the three days.
Farming editor Declan O'Brien will head the stand on Tuesday, and he will be joined from 11am to 2pm by machinery writer Bruce Lett, columnist John Shirley, Irish Independent fashion expert Bairbre Power and motoring correspondent Eddie Cunningham.
On Wednesday, deputy editor Darragh McCullough, news reporter and equestrian correspondent Caitriona Murphy and livestock correspondent Joe Healy will take to the stand. Machinery expert Bruce Lett and Irish Independent political editor Fionnan Sheahan will be available from 11am to 2pm.
On Thursday, Declan O'Brien, Darragh McCullough and Joe Healy will be joined by Charlie Weston, personal finance expert and Martin Breheny, senior sports writer from the Irish Independent from 11am to 2pm.
As usual, the Farming Independent will be seeking your views on agricultural subjects, including the prospect of a 2014 reference year for the Single Farm Payment, dairy quotas and what Ireland should do in the event of the Euro collapsing.