The National Ploughing Championships

The National Ploughing Championships are taking place this week from 23 to the 25 in Farmley, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny, and again this year Macra na Feirme’s marquee is showcasing what Macra has to offer.
Macra’s state of the art stand is number 478 on row J and we hope to see you all there.
There are details of upcoming Macra, events, projects, travel opportunities for members, information on agricultural issues affecting young farmers. Galway Macra will be in attendance to highlight the ever popular Rally, members of the host county Kilkenny Macra will be in attendance to sign up new members and the national President Catherine Buckley will be on site over the three days to meet visitors to the Macra Marquee.
There is also a competition with The Gleneagle hotel which aims to promote farm safety, and will offer one lucky competition winner a mid week break for two, a competition run in conjunction with the Pensions board to promote greater take up of pensions in the agricultural sector with the chance to win a lap top, a secret sounds of the farm competition, an inter-county and company bucking bronco contest; the FBD young farmer of the year will also be on site along with Kilkenny Macra members will also be present on the stand to recruit new members to local Macra clubs in the area.
The entry form for the Gleneagle mid week stay is available for download on www.macra.ie and completed forms can be dropped to the Macra stand, number 478 row J.

Lisa Cahill

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