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FTMTA News 25th May 2018


FTMTA Grass & Muck A Great Success

Following a highly successful and very well attended FTMTA Grass & Muck event on May 17th, FTMTA Chief Executive Gary Ryan has stated that the Association were satisfied with how the event with and expressed thanks to all those who played a part in delivering this year’s FTMTA Grass & Muck. Great thanks is due to Sergeant Ger Harrigton of An Garda Siochana and his team at Borrisokane Garda Station for their assistance in on the day of the event as well as in the run up.


The largest ever crowd seen at FTMTA Grass & Muck of nearly 12,000 visitors flocked to the Gurteen College site from early morning and no difficulties with access were reported with the new car public park area along the Nenagh to Birr road proving equal to the task and the newly built farm road providing direct access from the car park to the admission area. Weather conditions throughout the buildup of the event had been, on the whole, excellent and fortunately the pleasant weather continued during the event day making things much easier on site for exhibitors and visitors.


Many exhibitors had gone to great lengths in the preparation of their demonstration areas and static stands with some very impressive displays and stands in evidence across the site. Such efforts from exhibitors serves to lift the standard of entire event and FTMTA express thanks to exhibitors for the considerable work done on stands. Visitors certainly had the opportunity to view a wide range on silage making equipment in action on the day including mowers of all types, rakes, tedders, balers, wagons, trailed harvesters and self propelled foragers. The wheeled loader demonstrations at the silage pit were as popular as ever and many thousand visitors visited this area during the day. The addition of a number of static trade stands in this area for the first time added another attraction in that part of the  large site. The slurry sreading, dung spreading and reseeding also proved popular with large numbers making their way to this field to view the demonstrations during the day.


Even though FTMTA Grass & Muck has now grown to cover a substantial area, the substantial network of farm roads developed by Gurteen College over the years has made moving around the site a relatively straightforward exercise. FTMTA recognises the substantial work done by Gurteen College to support the event in this and previous years.

FTMTA is pleased to confirm that FTMTA Grass & Much will return to the Gurteen College site during May of 2020. The next public FTMTA event will the FTMTA Farm Machinery Show at Punchestown Racecourse on February 7th, 8th and 9th of 2019. Exhibitor application packs in respect of the Show will be issued by email to all exhibitors at this year’s FTMTA Grass & Much and last year’s FTMTA Farm Machinery Show. Any other firm interested in exhibiting at the Show should register their interest by contacting the FTMTA office on 045 409309 or at .            

Be a part of a stronger, professional, farm machinery industry – join the Farm Tractor and Machinery Trade Association – contact FTMTA at 045 409309 or for details.

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