Macra na Feirme is set for its biggest ever National Ploughing Championships this year with the launch of its inaugural tractor safety award. Over the three days, 60 young farmers will display their driving ability to the crowd in the hope of being crowned the Macra na Feirme/ Harry Ferguson Tractor Driver Safety Award winner for 2017.

Macra will also introduce some candidates for the Macra na Feirme/FBD Young Farmer of the Year for 2017, as well as unveiling participants in its Macra na Feirme Young Farmer Skillnet Beef Sustainability Programme in association with Dawn Meats.