THE North's largest farm machinery show has attracted more than 200 trade stands and 30 new exhibitors this year.

YAMS – Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show – makes its fifth appearance at York Auction Centre, Murton, on Wednesday February 7.

Thousands of farmers and farm machinery buyers will attend the free to enter show which this year also features a number of seminars.

Richard Tasker, founder and manager, said: "Everyone is interested in the latest machine whether that’s a tractor, combine, forage harvester, baler, spreader or anything else and to have all of what Yorkshire has available on show in one place on one day can cut out a lot of hassle in getting out to see everyone because they’re all here!

"This year alongside stands taken by major dealerships and manufacturers we are also delighted to have over 30 first timers. It’s our guarantee that you’re bound to find machines that you have never seen before."

This year’s event will include agricultural machinery related seminars on the latest health and safety guidelines, legal compliance, profitability, precision farming, grant availability, new technology and security tracking.

Mr Tasker said: "We have several businesses and leading speakers presenting during the day under a theme of protection.

"Crombie Wilkinson solicitors of York and Malton, Caesar Datatag, NFU and NFU Mutual and our own Davina Fillingham will give their thoughts on best protection policies for the farmer, farm worker, business and the farm. We are trying to offer our visitors what is essentially free advice."

York City Council’s Park & Ride facility at Grimston Bar provides easy parking and five-minute journey into the show by a Park & Ride bus.

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