ORGANISERS of Grassland & Muck 2020 say more than 70 per cent of stands have already been taken and all the leading machinery brands snapping up demonstration opportunities

Held on May 20 and 21 at the Ragley Estate in Warwickshire, it is described as a unique demonstration event.

Alice Bell, organiser from the Royal Agricultural Society of England, said: "We plant and manage the grass specifically to give us the best possible crop to host over 170 acres of machinery demonstrations. With a new and improved layout. it really is the best place to see and compare the latest machines in action and pick up ideas and expert advice."

Leading sponsors and partners including Yara, DLF Seeds, ADAS, AHDB, the British Grassland Society and Agrovista will offer technical advice to help farmers make the best of grazed grass, home grown forage and manures, while protecting and nurturing soils.

The muck machinery demonstrations are in high demand for 2020 with both muck spreader and slurry injector bookings above those seen at the last event in 2017.

Ms Bell said: "The Ragley Estate team did a great job to get all the grass drilled in September before it then rained every day for a month. The sown plots are also well established, enabling visitors to see and compare over 100 of the latest grass mixes and recommended grass varieties in the ground next May."

New for 2020 is the opportunity for exhibitors to have a half acre working plot, ideal for bale wrapping and handling, overseeders, pasture improvers, aerators and zero grazers.