Spread over 800 acres means that anyone visiting the National Ploughing Championships is sure to build up an appetite.

There will be 35 individual caterers at this year’s event so there will be plenty of options to choose from, with every taste catered for.

Bord Bia’s exhibits at the National Ploughing Championships will be a must-see for livestock producers visiting this year’s event.

Bord Bia’s marquee will focus on its key promotional programmes around the world for Irish meat, livestock and dairy products, as well as on its Quality Assurance schemes.

This year Bord Bia’s Country Kitchen and picnic area returns to Ratheniska and will be located in the Livestock area of the Ploughing.

The menu features a variety of Bord Bia Quality Assured meat dished, including sirloin of roast beef, roast leg of lamb and honey roast ham; all freshly carved and served with seasonal salad in a ciabatta roll.

Bord Bia will also have a prime 6oz Irish beef burger with cheddar cheese and breakfast rolls (served until 11am).

Quarrymount Meats

Ray Dunne, of Quarrymount Free Range Meats, will also be exhibiting at this year’s Ploughing, he will have fresh beef and free range pork on display.

Ray is an Offaly beef farmer and produces prime beef which is traditionally hung on the bone for three weeks.

ray and cattle

Ray will also have his own Angus-Limousin X steak burgers and sirloin steak sandwiches. In the mornings he will also be serving a pork breakfast bap, with the pork coming from his brother’s free range pork farm; Pigs on the Green.

As a special discount to Agriland readers Ray is offering a discount to anyone who calls to the stand and shows either this page or the Ariland.ie App form their phone

If you can’t find Ray, look out for the ‘Offaly Good Burger’ flag at the event.

Farmers to Market

Farmers to Market, which is based in Co. Cavan, will also have a stand at this year’s Ploughing. They will be serving organic chicken to attendees at the event.

For beef enthusiasts the Irish Angus Producer Group and the Irish Limousin Cattle Society will also be at this year’s Ploughing.

They’ll be providing steak sandwiches, with roast sirloin steak served with Ballymaloe relish on a ciabatta roll.

Uncle Sam’s

Uncle Sam’s Smokehouse will also be present at the Ploughing and will be bringing an American theme to Irish beef. All beef will be smoked in an American smokehouse on site.

Looking at the pork offering at the Ploughing, The Pigs Tale, from Co. Waterford will have a stand at this year’s event.

A traditional, organic pork producers, The Pigs Tale attends many farmers markets and will have a pig on a spit and homemade sausages at the Ploughing.

Also present at this year’s event will be O’Briens, the Bagel Factory and Gourmet Burger Kitchen.

For slightly alternative options at the Ploughing, the Barracuda Barbeque Company from Kinsale Co. Cork will have smoked fish, beef and pork. There will also thai restaurant and a sushi stand at the event.

All meats sold on site at this year’s Ploughing are Bord Bia Quality Assured Irish products.