The biannual FTMTA Farm Machinery Show is taking place at Punchestown Racecourse from Thursday to Saturday, 7 to 9 February. The show will run from 10am to 6pm on Thursday and Friday and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday.

Irish agents,Clarkill farming have the first Dammann self-propelled sprayer imported into Ireland at the show. It is believed that the sprayer has been sold to a Wexford based farmer/contractor.

2019 marks the 30th year since the show first opened its doors in the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the RDS back in 1989. The show later relocated to the newly built Punchestown Event Centre in 2003.

In 2017, more than 21,000 people attended the show where in excess of €29.5m worth of machinery was on display.

This year’s show is set to be the largest yet, with a 22% increase in overall covered area. In total, there will be four acres of machinery under roof with more than 170 exhibitors at the show.