Ploughing C’ship launched on Laois family farm

Excitement is building for the National Ploughing Championships, which will take place this year near Stradbally, Co Laois.

Excitement is building for the National Ploughing Championships, which will take place this year near Stradbally, Co Laois.

From September 24 to 26 the highlight of the farming year takes place on the farm of the Carter family at Ratheniska. The minister siad he is looking forward to spending three days at the festival adding that he believes the location at the crossroads of Ireland is perfect for those set to travel.

If it’s relevant to farming its relevant to the Ploughing with product launches, specialist’s talks, advisers across areas such as dog control, worming, gardening all on hand to answer queries. Live Robotic Milking from Lely is a new feature for 2013 and the Vintage Live Tractor Build makes a welcome return.

Tipperary farmer Eddie Hally is a director of the organisation. It is 82 years since Wexford man Denis Allen first held the competition.