Regardless of sustained rain over several days before the event, ScotGrass returned to SRUC’s Acrehead unit at Dumfries with some style on the 18th of May.
With a fast draining site, some rapid intervention with diggers, telehandlers, stone and wood chippings, all kit made it onto the demo fields and the statics in good order and gates opened as planned for 9am.
Despite putting back the demonstration start time to 12 noon, the static stands were thronged from opening time onwards, and following a field inspection with Hugh McClymont, the Farm Manager, machine demonstrations were able to start by 11am.
For many companies it was the first opportunity to get back in front of customers with new product in a working demo.
Organised by the Agricultural Engineers Association on behalf of the industry, event organiser Kayleigh Holden said that ‘Over 4000 visitors enjoyed a well earned day out at ScotGrass, getting to grips with the latest technology to sustainably produce quality forage and reduce their carbon footprint.’