- The award winning Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) is set for another successful event with around 200 trade stands expected at the York Auction Centre in Murton on 8th February 2023
YAMS is the county’s biggest specialist show and is designed to reflect what is going on in the farming world, not just through the machinery businesses but all sectors of agriculture. The importance of YAMS in the farming calendar means the manufacturers’ representatives, and many of their managing directors, are on hand to discuss the latest machinery and equipment for agriculture, horticulture, groundcare, forestry, precision farming and estate management.
Last year’s show attracted a record attendance of more than or the 15,000 visitors and the unique nature of YAMS and the hard work put in by the organisers was recognised with the Rural Event of the Year Award at the recent Yorkshire Post Rural Awards.
Richard Tasker, the founder and organiser, was delighted to receive the award and is now looking forward to building on this success at YAMS 2023 which he hopes will have a “normal” build up after the impact of the pandemic in recent years.
He said: “We were absolutely thrilled to win the award and proud that the Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS) was the first agricultural event to take place following the lifting of the pandemic restrictions and an enormous amount of work was undertaken by our fantastic team to make the 2022 show a success.
“Everyone has to be aware of their bottom line, of improving profit margins, working more efficiently and finding the right fix that works for them. YAMS brings together all sections of the agriculture community and offers the chance to discuss options with experts in one venue and we are very grateful for the support shown by our exhibitors, suppliers and all of those who attend the show. ”
First staged in 2014, the free entry event takes place on the edge of the city of York with excellent transport links and continues to grow in popularity. The trade stands range from large established outfits to small, innovative start-ups providing an opportunity to see an incredibly wide variety of new machinery and technology in one setting.
Exhibitors include main dealerships such as the Yorkshire based Claas Eastern, Ripon Farm Services, Russells and Wilfred Scruton as well as manufacturers, bespoke engineers and suppliers ready to demonstrate their products and services. New exhibitors this year include Agrimac North (forklifts), Fowler and Gilbert (new buildings), ProArb (arboriculture machinery), Thompsons Engineering (bespoke grain drying equipment) and Warrendale Wagyu. Also exhibiting are Clapham Commercial showing a new electric powered pick up and Ag-Drive who last week won Gold in the Digital Innovation Award 2023 and the founders trophy for best overall innovation at LAMMA with their cloud based smartphone app system for farm management.
The show also focusses on the welfare of the farming community with the Yorkshire Rural Support Network offering free health checks for visitors. YAMS has free on-field parking at York Auction Centre with overspill parking and a highly efficient free Park & Ride bus service.