1 March 2002

FIRSTBIGEVENT OFTHEYEAR ISONETHATYOUCANTMISS

THE first large-scale working demonstration of 2002, this event promises to be the one dairy, beef and sheep farmers cannot afford to miss. In fact it is the largest event of its kind – using over 170 acres of land at Crewe Farm, adjacent to the National Agricultural Centre at Stoneleigh – and is completely focused on grass and forage topics, from establishment through to usage.

Livestock producers visiting the event on May 22-23 will find a new feature, with working demonstrations of slurry-tankers and muck-spreaders alongside the usual comprehensive array of forage and grass machinery. Another new element this year is the inclusion of technical and business seminars, providing expert advice on a range of practical subjects.

Grass is still the key element in efficient, cost effective milk and meat production, and Grassland 2002 is the perfect opportunity to see the quality, quantity and range of machines, products and services that support these enterprises. There is no other event at which farmers and contractors can see such a wide variety of machinery put through its paces under normal working conditions, whether mowing, tedding, foraging, baling or ensiling, in a grass crop grown specifically for the event.

In addition to the machinery demonstration areas and related commercial exhibitors, there will again be the usual mix of grass variety and treatment plots. A wider range of fodder crops, including maize, will also be seen for the first time at a Grassland event – all combining to show the best in European grassland management.

Grassland 2002 is organised by the Royal Agricultural Society of England in partnership with Kemira Agriculture and in association with farmers weekly. The event runs at Crewe Farm, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire from 9am to 5pm on Wed, May 22 and Thur, May 23. No dogs are allowed. Admission costs £10/person, but advance tickets are available at £8 each before May 15.

To save money and book in advance, or for more details call 024 7685 8277 or e-mail jaynesp@rase.org.uk. You can also visit the event web-site

www.grassland2002.org.uk