LAMMA 2018 Preview
Farmers and contractors have an excellent opportunity to quiz hundreds of manufacturers and suppliers of farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services when the Lamma show returns to Peterborough in January, for the final time before a scheduled move to the NEC in 2019. As ever, here, Farmers Guide provides the biggest and the best preview in the industry. The event has cemented its reputation in recent years as being the best of its type. Last year more than 850 exhibitors provided an unmatchable array of equipment and expertise for over 40,000 visitors, say event organisers. This year, most leading manufacturers will be attending, many showing new tractors, combines, drills and cultivation equipment. In addition, Lamma’s ethos of hosting smaller agricultural engineering and machinery
companies from across the UK continues, giving visitors access to a vast array of innovative products. The popular Workshop Area returns, offering supplies to suit simple repairs to sophisticated projects, as does The Dealers’ Den, with its plethora of second-hand kit. Although Lamma’s core business is machinery and equipment, other sectors including agronomy, business and farm management advice also feature. A new Farm Safety Zone, sponsored by leading health and
safety consultancy Safety Revolution, is being introduced to help reduce the high number of deaths and injuries on UK farms. The zone will host a series of talks with specialists from Safety Revolution and the wider industry, enabling visitors to access the most current health and safety information and specialist advice.
Professional development Professional development continues to feature strongly at Lamma, which has become a platform for knowledge exchange. Visitors will be able to collect six BASIS and two NRoSO points on both days of the event. For the first time, visitors will also have the opportunity to collect points for the Dairy Pro training and development programme. Two points per day are available for attending and extra points are offered on certain exhibitor stands.
Details of how to collect points, including which exhibitors will be partaking in knowledge trails, will be available in the ‘Visitors section’ of the Lamma website. With so much going on, key sectors are zoned around the showground to help visitors find what they need with the minimum of fuss. Livestock supplies, forage machinery and associated equipment are grouped together as is post-harvest technology and root crop machinery. ■
Lamma 2018 FACTS When: Where: Cost: More info:
Wednesday 17th January between 7.30am–5pm Thursday 18th January between 7.30am–4.30pm. East of England Showground, Peterborough PE2 6XE Parking and attendance is free www.lammashow.com Tel: 01772 799424
Used machinery show specials Based near Royston in Hertfordshire, Oakfields is a family-owned business specialising in buying and selling classic tractors and used farm machinery. The company is described as a good buyer of tractors, crawlers and most types of agricultural
machinery. Founder Mark Brock says he and Chris Brock are pleased to have the opportunity to meet customers face to face at Lamma on the company’s stand. There will be special show offers available on a first-come, first-
served basis, plus a closest-guesswins competition for a mystery prize. Hall 5, stand 552 Whether you are looking to buy, or have tractors and machinery to sell, Oakfields specialises in classic tractors and used farm machinery such as these.
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Farmers Guide Magazine January 2018 Issue