Farm jobs and live demos promised for ‘Ploughing’

With the National Ploughing Championships 2017 gearing up to take place in a fortnight’s time in Screggan, Tullamore Co. Offaly, the Farm Relief Services (FRS) Network has promised plenty of action at its stand for this year’s event.

FRS has announced it has lots to offer visitors – from jobs to live mobile app and chainsaw demonstrations, which will be shown on a big screen, and – of course – a cup of tea with a seat (a key feature during a busy day at the Ploughing).

Farm Jobs

FRS is running a recruitment drive at its stand this year, with training and job opportunities for farm workers and, in particular, milkers.

Visitors can talk to FRS staff about the roles and apply online – there and then – for the many nationwide positions available.

There are full-time and part-time opportunities offering “flexibility, competitive rates, training, experience and career progression”, according to the company.

FRS operators will share their own experiences at the event. Experienced milkers are invited to apply, but training is available for candidates who show the right attitude and enthusiasm to upskill, the service provider says. For more information, those interested are invited to check out the FRS website.

Herdwatch demos

Visitors will get the chance to meet the Herdwatch team to get a demonstration and “special offers” of the award-winning app – which is claimed to be used by over 6,000 farmers – to save time and money and lessen the burden of compliance paperwork.

Interested farmers can sign up for a free trail or the special ‘ploughing’ offer on the FRS stand or at the Innovation Arena, where Herdwatch is a nominated innovation finalist.

The Herdwatch team, along with its mascot ‘Herdie’, invites interested parties to see Herdwatch for themselves on its website.

Chainsaw demos

FRS Training will be launching its suite of “essential” chainsaw safety courses with live demonstrations throughout the three days. Visitors are invited to come along for top tips and to find out about the new courses, which include tree felling, which will be demonstrated live on the big screen.

Tying off Fencing demos

For those interested in fencing, but would like a few tips from the experts, the FRS Fencing team will be instilling their know-how and demonstrating how to tie off wire and to fence correctly at the FRS stand.

Visitors also have the chance to win €500 worth of Tinsley wire products.

Visitors are invited to the FRS Farm Relief, FRS Fencing, FRS Training and Herdwatch on Stand 241, Row 10. More info is available on the company’s Facebook page.