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Plenty of interest was generated at this year's Agricultural Buildings Show

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Plenty of interest was generated at this year's Agricultural Buildings Show

Plenty of interest was generated at the recent Agricultural Buildings Show, with a positive turnout of farmers and sector specialists interested in learning more about the best possible solutions for updating farm buildings. 

“With overall farm investment plans set to benefit from the Budget rise in Annual Investment Allowance to £500,000 it was perhaps not so surprising to see farmers keen to invest in the future through new farm buildings,” noted Andy Newbold, of show organiser Farm-Smart Events.  

Visitors came to the UK’s only farm infrastructure event - now in its 13th successful year - to see the latest farm buildings technology on display, to speak to the sector’s experts, and to hear practical experiences and advice first hand from a specialist seminar programme.

Exhibitors represented the full range of buildings and services, including grain stores, livestock housing and slurry handling, and building design, planning, repairs, fixtures and fittings.

“Exhibitors were very pleased with the level of interest, which probably stemmed from improved farm profits in part, but also changes in tax allowances and the imminent arrival of CE marking regulations on farm buildings,” said Mr Newbold. “It was clear that visitors were making buying decisions to put their businesses on a stronger financial and logistical footing for the future.”

“Investing in buildings is one the most significant and long lasting decisions a farmer will make, with the results being a vital factor in the success or otherwise of the business for many years,” Mr Newbold continued. “The Agricultural Building Show has become the industry’s key reference point, bringing farmers and trade together under a single roof to discuss the best possible way forward.”

Don’t miss next year’s event

The Agricultural Buildings Show 2015 is scheduled for Thursday 2nd April 2015, location to be confirmed, with a similar successful event format and seminar programme.

Farm Smart Events is also staging the Forestry Harvesting Demonstration in South Lanarkshire on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th May and UK Grain at Peterborough Arena on Wednesday 5th November. 

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