Ploughing Captures the Stars


What a week, what wonderful people, what a showcase of everything that is brilliant about Irish farming and most importantly what a success!

Anna Marie and Anna May McHugh and family, the Carters, the landowners, Gardai, exhibitors and all staff at the National Ploughing Championships take a bow, you did the country proud to showcase everything that is great about Ireland.

The 82nd National Ploughing Championships was a record-breaker with a whopping 228,000 attendees. In addition thousands of people worldwide tuned into the live streaming of the event and AgriLand was reporting live on all of the action.
Here’s a recap for some nice weekend reading. As always, enjoy!


Vive La Ploughing, Irelands Top Champions heading to France

Dairy cow nutrition – some insights into the future

Record Attendance of 228,000 as Ratheniska confirmed for next year

Teagasc launches its road map for better farming up to 2020

Carter family take root at ploughing

Follow the Leader, Enda ploughs on

The young guns in fighting form

Capping Deal a side show – IFA

Land held by NAMA should be used for afforestation – Fianna Fail

Shear Perfection, Donegal native Ivan Scott scoops first place

Heifer rearing programme is a real hit with dairy farmers

Call for wind farm impact survey

Top-class innovations take ploughing by storm

Tight competition in ploughing finals

Ploughing set to exceed 200,000 for first time ever

Cap is done and dusted

Hats off a flavour of fashion

Remember your colours at ploughing 2013

Give it some welly

Getting down to the nuts and bolts

Forage Systems silage competition finalists

National Ploughing Championship Results – Day 1

Carving out innovation at Dairymaster

Dairy Council Moo Crew

Stay Fit for Farming

Chinese buyers eye Ireland’s Pigmeat

The ICA is so much more than crafts and baking

UCD is top of the food chain

Prospects for dairy remain good

Teagasc to Launch winter survival guide as farmers short on fodder

Macra is going to the dogs

Macra pushes for land mobility and succession changes

Ploughing people love Aldi

Rubber, its the new straw

Bank of Ireland still lending to primary producers

President hails Irish Agriculture

Laois on a High

Mark Rohan launches ESB Networks improvement plan

Rural Community Text Alert System Launched

A Rural Celebration

For photos of all the action, please click here.