The Farm Tractor & Machinery Trade Association (FTMTA) won't be proceeding with plans to run its FTMTA Farm Machinery Show 2021 at Punchestown Racecourse over three days in early February.

The Association had hoped that it would be possible to hold Ireland's flagship farm machinery event as planned, but it stated that evolving developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated restrictions over recent months mean that it is no longer feasible to consider that the event could take place.

Future plans

Despite this news being a disappointment to many exhibitors and show goers, the FTMTA has said it fully intends to hold a large-scale, high-quality farm machinery event, which will be open to the public, later during 2021.

The nature and location of this event is yet to be finalised and will, to a large extent, depend on the developing situation inregards to the COVID-19 pandemic.