The Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Shows 2020 have now come to an end and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank the hundreds of exhibitors and the thousands of visitors that helped to make this one of the biggest years ever for the SFM group.
We kicked things off with our Millstreet Spring Farm Machinery Show on 15th & 16th January, with exhibitor space completely Sold Out at The Green Glens Arena and the largest visitor attendance to date, the show continues to go from strength to strength. All of Ireland’s leading farming and agri brands were on show thanks to dealers such as Atkins Farm Machinery, Cork Farm Machinery, Benn Agri, Coleman’s of Millstreet, Farm Power Ltd, Moreway, Paudy Buckley Tractors, Ryall’s Farm Machinery, Bailey Machinery Sales and ECI JCB who also attended our Cavan SFM to name just a few of the hundreds of exhibitors in attendance over the two days.
The Balmoral SFM Show followed just one week later and visitors were eager to explore new product launches as well as taking in some of the award winning machinery on show, including the Pöttinger NovaCat 301 Alpha Motion ED Pro front mower from Henry Porter Machinery, recent winner of ‘Machine of the year 2020’ at Agritechnica as well as the new, award winning Kongskilde range on show from William Lindsay.
Many of the world’s leading agri and machinery brands were on show throughout the two days with visitors drawn to the extensive display of tractors from the likes of Erwin Agri Care with their Claas range and the striking display of John Deere tractors from Johnston Gilpin & Co who along with John McElderry, Dieci, Clarkes Machinery, William Bell, Burkes of Cornascriebe, GA Allen and AJ Armstrong, all had their top range of tractors spread across the two huge halls. Plant and agri machinery was also in abundance with Tanco, Wylie Engineering, Slurryquip, Plant Mec, Alexander Mills, M Large and GG Plant Sales among dozens of others all putting on hugely impressive displays.
The show at The Eikon and Logan Hall is getting bigger and better with each passing year and with the show still in its relative infancy we’re constantly looking at ways to make the show even better yet and exciting updates and changes are already in the pipeline for the 2021 show.
The Cavan SFM Show on the 29th and 30th January also saw exhibitor space sell out with the largest attendance figures in recent years. Many people arrived early before the show had even began and visitors were queued out the door each evening. Just some of the hundreds of exhibitors in attendance included John Deere specialists, Meath Farm Machinery, Clarkes of Cavan superstore and machinery experts were also in attendance with Massey Ferguson dealers, Martins Garage, Same and Deutz Fahr dealers Clive Pratt Garages alongside Bobcat dealers, Northern Excavators, Krone experts The Irwin Bros who also attended the Fintona SFM show and many more.
Fintona Show this month brought the 2020 Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Shows to a close on 12th & 13th February. Now celebrating 22 years as Ireland’s Original Farm Machinery Exhibition, the show saw a steady flow of visitors throughout the duration of the two day event at The Ecclesville Centre with many returning exhibitors in attendance with their latest product launches and innovations including, Herbst, Zero Grazer and Krone dealers Irwin Brothers who all attended Cavan SFM Show as well, plus Deutz Fahr, McHale and Pitbull dealers G.A. Allen who, following their success at the Balmoral SFM Show the previous month, again put on an impressive display. Pöttinger dealer, Timothy McFarland, Manitou specialists, Northern Lift Trucks, Massey Ferguson dealers William Bell Tractors and the JCB range on show from the R. Kennedy stands, not to mention the breath-taking Valtra range from Clarke’s machinery and the Spearhead and Schaffer range from Howard Fulton Tractors, in particular where highlights.
So, that’s it for another year at the Q8 Oils Spring Farm Machinery Shows, thanks again to our hundreds of exhibitors and to every single person that came along to a show over the past number of weeks. 2021 will see an array of improvements and changes rolled out at each of our shows as we continue to try to improve the experience we offer for everyone involved. Keep an eye on our website for 2021 dates which will be announced soon and we wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2020 and we’ll see you all again in 2021 at the Spring Farm Machinery Shows.