CUMBRIAN farmers have welcomed Yorkshire’s largest agricultural machinery show YAMS return to the farming calendar at York Aucton Centre, Murton near York on Wednesday February 2.

Richard Tasker, organiser of YAMS since its outset, said he is delighted with the response he has received so far from regular visitors and companies taking trade stand space.

“This will be our 8th show and it continues to grow despite the intervention of the pandemic that forced the cancellation of the 2021 show.

“YAMS attracts over 10,000 farming people and all indications are that we will have a full house once again offering farmers the opportunity to see the very latest machinery and kit available once again.

“Agriculture has never faced so many challenges. Coming out of the EU, the loss of the basic payment scheme, pandemic strictures, environmental concerns brought home further by COP26, carbon sequestration, soil quality and while dealing with all of those, trying to make a living.

“Efficiency and profitability are extremely important to the survival of each and every farm. That’s why so many attend YAMS to find out how they can benefit from new technology and advances being made in all areas of farming.

YAMS is the north of England’s largest agricultural machinery show and for many manufacturers and their franchised dealerships it is the most valuable time of the year with the show being where farmers will come to spend as well as view.

Tractor manufacturer New Holland and leading Yorkshire-based multi-dealership Russells will be unveiling the new T7 Heavy Duty with PLM Intelligence and the all-new Horizon cab that features increased cab volume, precision farming interface and improved controls, monitor, noise reduction and comfort.

Jonny Newton of Russells said he is looking forward to giving Yorkshire farmers their first opportunity of seeing what it can do.

“YAMS is an event like no other. For us it offers a platform for so many operators to see how new technology can benefit the farms they either own, manage or tenant. At Russells we feel this will form the centrepiece of our show stand.

Richard Tasker said he is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the show that has also become a major social event, but that the business element is what attracts the masses.

“The early part of the year is a vital time, when many farmers have the chance to assess, plan and make the differences they feel are needed on their farms. Having the right kit, especially today, is more important than ever and YAMS puts everyone together in the right place at the right time.