Innovation to be Rewarded at Great Yorkshire Show
A diverse selection of farming innovations will come under the judges’ scrutiny at the Great Yorkshire Show, England’s premier agricultural event which runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July and takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.
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The Yorkshire Agricultural Society’s White Rose What’s Next Awards are made to products, implements, devices or services which are judged to make a real improvement either for Yorkshire farmers or for the rural community.
This year’s entries range from a new tractor-mounted post driver, to a feed supplement that eradicates parasitic worms in grazing livestock, to an emissions-free agricultural vehicle. They also include a milking liner for improved milk flow, a seed counter to allow more accurate sowing rates, a more accurate fertiliser spreading system for optimised crop management and a rotating livestock drink bowl for improved hygiene.
The Awards will be judged by Alastair Philip, Director of Agriculture at Askham Bryan College near York, and machinery expert Malcolm Gill, with the winner announced on the opening day of the Show. The judges interview all entrants to find out more about their inventions and how they will aid farmers and the rural community.
Yorkshire Agricultural Society Council members John Penty and John Henderson have been very involved in helping to establish the Awards which are now in their second year and were set up to encourage agricultural suppliers to develop new ideas.
Elsewhere visitors can see the live Lely Robotic Milking Demonstration - the first time the system has featured at an agricultural show, eight out of the top ten tractor manufacturers are amongst the exhibitors and there is a full programme of rurally based seminars scheduled. In the livestock sections, around 1,100 cattle will be competing for the top awards, there are record numbers of sheep entered (2,432) and 400 pigs will compete in the show rings, ensuring the best of the best of British livestock.
The Great Yorkshire Show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and runs from Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Tickets can be bought in advance or at the gates – for the latest details see below and www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
27 June 2016
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The Great Yorkshire Show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a charity which supports farming and the agricultural industry.This will be the 158th Great Yorkshire ShowDates are Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 JulyThe venue is The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North YorkshireIt is England’s premier agricultural eventTickets are available online – at greatyorkshireshow.co.uk or by calling the Ticket Hotline - 01423 541222 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)There are savings to be made by buying tickets in advance.Parking is extensive and freeDogs, other than assistance dogs, are not allowed on the showground. Be kind to your dog and leave it at home.For the latest information see www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
Great Yorkshire Show 2016 Ticket Prices
Advance Price Gate Price
until 6 July
Adult £23 £27
Child £10 £13
Family (2 adults
& 3 children) £56 £67