4:13pm Friday 4th October 2013
The Sow and Spread North event held at Newton Rigg College, Penrith, last week attracted more than 800 visitors.
The day showcased current cultivation techniques and machinery and was attended by about 450 farmers and contractors, and 350 students, including from Askham Bryan College, York. The event was a joint initiative between Newton Rigg and Carrs Billington and was held at the college’s Sewborwens Farm.
Rae Tomlinson, managing director of Carrs Billington, said: “It was an extremely successful day, well supported by farmers and it was super to see so many students there too.
“In particular, the working demonstrations which took place throughout the day, were very popular and reenforced our decision to feature machines which were totally appropriate to farmers in the area.”
There were three 15-acre demonstration plots covering spreading muck and slurry; cultivation techniques and combinations of machines and different methods of seed sowing.
There were also stands with a wide range of working machinery.
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