One of three semi-finals for Macra’s FBD Farmskills Competition took place last Sunday at the Charleville Show in Cork. Midleton Macra from Imokilly, Cork and Awbeg Macra from Avondu, Cork qualified for the national farmskills final, which will take place at the Tullamore Show in August.

The farmskills competition tests proficiency in several aspects of farm skills, from tractor skills to fencing. The aim of the competition is to help young farmers develop various farm skills and techniques, to demonstrate to the public the skill required in modern farming, and to create greater awareness of farm safety.

FBD Farm Skills All Teams

Speaking after the event, Macra na Feirme National President Kieran O’Dowd said: “The FBD Farmskills competition is an excellent platform to support the ongoing development of members and help them learn new skills and techniques. An important aspect of their learning is farm safety, which is an important issue for farmers. I’d also like to thanks our sponsors FBD for its continued support.”

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FBD Farm Skills All Teams/Image courtesy Macra.