The semi –final of Macra’s FBD Farmskills Competition took place at the recent Clonmel Show. Slievenamon Macra are through to the national final.
Seven teams took part overall and the competitors displayed great proficiency and talent in every aspect of the competition, from tractor skills to fencing.
Two teams from each of the three semi-final go through to the national final at the Tullamore Show in August. The teams qualifying for the final are Kiltealy, Ballindaggan, Co. Wexford and Slievenamon Macra, South Tipperary. They join Midleton, Imokilly; Glanmire, Seandun; Castlerea, Roscommon and Moynalty, Meath from previous semi-finals.
The aim of the competition is to help young farmers develop various farm skills and techniques, to demonstrate to the public the skill required in modern farming, and to create greater awareness of farm safety.
Speaking about the event, Macra na Feirme National President, Alan Jagoe thanked sponsor FBD for their continued support, and congratulated both competitors and judges for their part in the outstanding competition.
“Macra na Feirme are committed to the ongoing vocational development of our members and the FBD Farmskills Competition is a vital platform for helping young farmers become accomplished at various new farm skills and techniques.
“The competition also emphasises safety in the workplace, which is a very important issue for farmers.”