The National Ploughing Championships exhibition is just around the corner and companies around the country are preparing to exhibit at this unique event in the Irish agricultural calendar. One company which is preparing for their 40th year in business and their 40th trip to the Ploughing Championships is Co Mayo firm Major Equipment Intl Ltd.
From humble beginnings in 1976 the company has developed into an international business which employs 78 people and exports 65% of its annual production to countries around the world and as far away as Australia and Chile.
The company has seen many changes over the years, but unfortunately one area of our industry that has remained constant is the number of farming injuries and fatalities. Major Equipment is teaming up with Alma Jordan from AgriKids for the duration of the Ploughing Championships.
Alma is an award winning author of a series of story books centred around farm safety to engage, educate and empower children to be farm safety ambassadors.
“We think Alma’s message and her books are a great idea,” explained John Murphy, Managing Director at Major Equipment. “It’s refreshing to meet someone so enthusiastic and passionate about such an important issue. We’re delighted that she is on our stand at this year’s Ploughing Championships.”To see the extensive range of equipment from Major and photos from their ‘Win A Trip to Italy’ photo competition, visit their stand (Row 19, Stand 456) at this year’s Ploughing Championships.