-All the latest news and up to date information on the National Ploughing Championships 2017. This year’s Ploughing Championships are being held in Screggan, Tullamore, Co Offaly between 19-21 September. The Irish Farmers Journal will be present throughout the championships.

High-end commercial and pedigree stock on show at Charollais stand
Martin Merrick
The Irish Charolais Sheep Society will eagerly make their return to the sheep tent at this year’s Ploughing Championship after the three-year break.
18 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Belclare sheep: bred for Irish systems to increase flock profitability
The main factor influencing profitability of Irish sheep flocks is the number of lambs reared per ewe joined, which the Belclare breed excels at.
17 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Suffolk society hosts 'guess the weight' competition with €200 voucher
The Suffolk Sheep Society – South of Ireland is delighted to be attending the 2022 National Ploughing Championships.
Belgian Beltex back with a bang at Ploughing 2022
The NSBA sheep tunnel will again play host to a number of breeds, including the Beltex.
17 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Kubota to show its latest tractors, loaders and balers
At this year’s National Ploughing Championships, Kubota will showcase its latest M6-002 and M6-001 Utility tractors alongside its new BF3500 fixed chamber round baler.
17 September 2022 News
Elphin to stage National Charolais Calf Show
Adam Woods talks to Nevin McKiernan about what’s coming up in the Charolais world this autumn.
17 September 2022 Pedigree
IHFA ploughing exhibition and bull mother of the year competition
Laurence Feeney, of the Irish Holstein Friesian Association (IHFA), outlines what cows farmers can expect to see at the IHFA stand at this years' Ploughing Championships.
16 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Texels to tick all the boxes at this year’s Ploughing Championships
The Irish Texel Sheep Society is eagerly anticipating the return of the Ratheniska site after the COVID-19 cancellations of the past two years.
16 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Computerised calf feeders are becoming increasingly popular
With massive interest in computerised calf feeders, Aidan Brennan looks at what’s on offer at the Ploughing Championships.
16 September 2022 Ploughing Championships
Certified Irish Angus front and centre at Ploughing 2022
Adam Woods previews the Certified Irish Angus stand at the National Ploughing Championships and discusses what's in store for visitors to the stand this year.
16 September 2022 Breeding & health
Plotting a pathway at Ploughing 2022
Adam Woods previews the livestock demo, discussion and debate that will take place on the Irish Farmers Journal stand at Ploughing 2022.
15 September 2022 Ploughing Championships