Exhibitor’s Press Releases

AG Drive

Curtains Direct


New app for agricultural contractors and farmers shortlisted for innovation award at the National Ploughing Championships.

Ag-drive, a new digital app helping agricultural contractors and farmers to manage their business more effectively and improve cashflow, has been shortlisted for an innovation award by Enterprise Ireland, and will appear in the Innovation Area at the National Ploughing Championships 2022.

We are returning with our stand showing curtains with the latest trending fabrics and styles as well as some of the latest tech in motorised blinds.

Our fabulous team of interior designers will be on hand each day to demonstrate our products and to offer any advice our visitors might be looking for. Visitors to our stand can arrange consultations with our team to visit them directly in their own homes.

Today the groundbreaking begins for DeLaval’s big investment in modern dairy production

The groundbreaking at Hamra Farm for the 18 000 m² re-build starts today. The investment in more modern and sustainable dairy production at its own farm Hamra Farm, includes new barns, four new automatic milking robots, DeLaval VMS™ V300 and more digital solutions to improve animal health, quality and efficiency.


The manufacturer and canopy printing company is appearing at the show from the 20th to the 22nd September, alongside globally-recognised brands such as Aldi Ireland, Alfa Romeo and Zurich Insurance.
Steven Carruthers, Oxnorth director, explained: “The National Ploughing Championships is one of the key fixtures in the agricultural calendar, and we’re thrilled to be a part of it this year. We’re looking forwards to showing attendees why our gazebos, marquees and canopies are the best available. Make sure you drop by our stand to see what we have to offer!”



Distilled (DoneDeal Agri)

This year we announce a new Fulbright-Teagasc Scholar and Professional Award that offers the opportunity for a scholar or professional to research or lecture at a U.S. Higher Education institution or organisation in the fields of agriculture, food, forestry, or the environment.

Register HERE for our Fulbright-Teagasc Student, Scholar and Professional Award Webinar on 12 September 2022, 1-2pm, to learn all about the Fulbright-Teagasc awards and application process.

Plough on! ALDI returning to National Ploughing
Championships with impressive marquee line-up – Food, fun and farming for all the family!
ALDI has announced that its marquee will once again be a ‘festival crown jewel’ at this year’s National Ploughing Championships when the event makes its long-awaited return to Ratheniska, Co. Laois from September 20th to 22nd.
Over the course of the three-day festival, ALDI will present a jam-packed programme complete with cooking demonstrations, musical performances, exciting giveaways and much more.

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At the DoneDeal Agri stand we will have a spin the wheel initiative which will allow National Ploughing Championships visitors to our stand, to spin and win free branded donedeal agri merchandise.
We will also have a giveaway of a quad for people to enter free of charge to be in with a chance of winning.

iCRAG and Ireland's Fossil Heritage

Certified Irish Angus

Irish Architects

iCRAG and Ireland’s Fossil Heritage are very excited to be bringing an interactive science exhibit to NPA 2022. Our stand will feature a range of fossils and rocks from Ireland that the public can handle and learn about.

Geoscientists are scientists that are interested in learning more about our landscape, the rocks under the ground, and how they might be useful to us. But how do geoscientists find out what makes up the earth beneath our feet?

Certified Irish Angus are delighted to be returning to the National Ploughing Championships 2022 from the 20th – 22nd September in Ratheniska, Stradbally, Co. LaoisBlock 4 Row 9 Stand 157

On Wednesday 21st September at 12 noon, Certified Irish Angus and it’s processor partners ABP and Kepak, will announce the finalists of the Certified Irish Angus school’s competition at our stand.


The Irish Architecture Foundation will be at this year’s Ploughing Championships to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the heritage and history of these villages that played an integral role in Ireland’s development.
Through a specially created exhibition and a series of talks we will celebrate the stories of the Bord na Móna workers and families who made
the village their home, and discuss what a sustainable future might look like.



IAM Agricultural Machinery

Kubota has expanded its round baler line-up for 2022 with the introduction of an all-new, high capacity fixed chamber baler, called the BF3500.

Replacing the previous BF3255 model, the new BF3500 has been engineered for use in heavy silage conditions. It gets an 18-roller bale chamber, with two rollers located in the base of the chamber to give additional support with heavy, wet silage bales.

It gets an 18-roller bale chamber, with two rollers located in the base of the chamber to give additional support with heavy, wet silage bales.

Kverneland Group Ireland is showcasing its professional range of machinery at this year’s World Ploughing Championship. The product offering of 5m and 6m Qualidiscs Disc Harrows and U-drill joins new Product launches of the RT880 Merger and 5387 MT triple mowers on the stand.

“This year we’re committed to showing our top of the range products in each category to underline our ambition to increase awareness of the quality and depth of the company’s
portfolio,” says Philip English, Managing Director, Kverneland Group Ireland. 

IAM Agricultural Machinery are delighted to announce that we have been appointed the sole distributor for FarmDroid in Ireland and Northern Ireland. We will be showcasing it for the first time in Ireland at this year’s National and World Ploughing Contest taking place in Ratheniska, Co Laois on September 20th, 21st & 22nd.

FarmDroid FD20 is the world’s first fully automatic robot that can take care of both sowing and weed control. The FarmDroid robot enables farmers to reduce the cost of sowing and weed control while doing it CO2 neutral, and pesticide-free. Furthermore, the robot reduces or even eliminates the need for exhausting, manual work. 

McHale Plant Sales


Trudi Lalor

A prominent exhibitor at this year’s 2022 National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska will be well-known Birdhill and Rathcoole distributor, McHale Plant Sales.

Promising what their sales director, Denis McGrath says will be “our best ever and most comprehensive display”, McHale will attend with two dedicated, exhibition spaces, one displaying models from Komatsu and Komatsu Forest and the other featuring models from the Italian-made Merlo range.

Also displayed will be one of the most intriguing machines to feature at the show: the recently introduced Merlo Cingo tracked carrier.

The journey of Oriel has witnessed extraordinary innovation and change. An award winning Sea Salt company that has transformed into a Life Sciences company, supplying global leaders in Skincare – Neals Yard, Gosh, ESPA, Tata Harper) Burncare – Safeguard Medical & Watergel, Beverage – Just Water, The Naked Collective, health, recovery and nutrition. 
100% Irish, 6 Years published clinical science (DCU) Patented across 4 continents, PDO EU Commission Protected, Organic, Sustainable, GFSI, ISO, Kosher and Natural health from the deep sea.
Supported by Enterprise Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland, Bord Bia and Bord Iasca Mhara for research and 

Irish Country star Trudi Lalor “Reaches Out to American
Country Superstar Garth Brooks and has invited him to the National and World Plough Championships in Co. Laois this Sentember. Trudi said she would love to see the great Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood join her and many of her fellow Irish Country Music Stars as they perform over the three day Festival on September 20th, 21st and 22nd in Ratheniska, Co. Laois.

Trudi, who is a Country Singer. Radio Presenter, Editor of
RSVP Country Magazine and CEO of Reach Out Radio, has decided to reach out to Country Music Superstar Garth ahead of his upcoming sellout concerts in Croke Park.

Veterinary Council of Ireland

Zurich Insurance

St. James Hospital Foundation

The Veterinary Council will once again host an interactive child friendly stand, where children can put on Vet and Vet Nurse gowns/scrubs and play at being Vets, working with lifelike imitation animals, which we will have on our display, delivering piglets and lambs.

Zurich Insurance will have GAA great, Davie Fitzgerald at our stand, for all three days of this year’s Ploughing Championships, overseeing our ‘Ireland’s Fittest Farmer’ competition.
“Have you got what it takes?”

Patrick Kelly will attempt a world record in driving a tractor and trailer, in reverse, during the
National Ploughing Championships. He will attempt this challenge in a 1962 Massey Ferguson tractor
with no power steering.



FBD Insurance

The McAree stand will be bigger and better than ever before, and includes a display of an historic tractor which was restored over the last 10 years by Benny McCabe a local Monaghan man, and is powered by tractor vaporising oil [TVO]. Manufacture of the Fordson tractor took place in the USA from 1917 and production in Cork from 1919.

Dairymaster is a family owned business and their objective is to make dairy farming more profitable, enjoyable and sustainable. The company has carved out a reputation, both nationally and internationally, for providing hi-tech solutions for milk producers and is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative Agri companies.

Win a Honda Quad Bike with FBD Insurance.

Visitors to the FBD Insurance stand at the National Ploughing Championships this year will have the opportunity to enter the competition to be in with the chance to win a Honda TRX520FM6 Quad Bike.




Tuesday 20th of September sees the return of The Portwest All Ireland Welly Throwing Competition to the National Ploughing championships in Rathiniska Co.Laois. It will take run over the 3-day event from 10am each morning.
The event has got some fantastic support in previous years with Mary McAleese, Dermott & Dave and Ray Foley amongst those who have taken part.
This year’s chosen charity beneficiary is Teac Tom. Teac Tom provides mental health support and suicide intervention services to those in need.

Farmhand will be attending this year’s National Ploughing Championships with a range of exciting new products to see from Krone, Amazone, Quicke and Zuidberg.
The world’s largest forage harvester the Krone BiG X 1180 powered by the hugely impressive Liebherr V12 producing 1156HP makes its Ploughing debut.
The new Amazone ZG-TS 01 trailed spreader will also on display with hopper capacities of either 7,500 l or 10,000 l, capable of working widths of up to 54 m and operational speeds of up to 30 km/h, provides the means for even higher outputs with exceptional accuracy.

Schedule of stage talks

Tuesday 20th September:
1. 11am – Tadhg Furlong
2. 12 noon – Sustainability Action Payment (Thomas Ryan and Steven Fitzgerald)
3. 1pm – Selective DCT (Joris Somers and Farmer)
4. 2pm –
* Grass and fodder deficit (Elaine Brady and Kevin Murphy)
* Embrace Farm Presentation


Unicef & Joe Canning


The newly crowned Miss Ireland Ivanna McMahon dropped into the Husqvarna area at this year’s National Ploughing Championships. She came prepared to sit on the Husqvarna throne as she brought her crown – and her wellingtons with her! Husqvarna is Ireland’s leading garden and power tool manufacturer and can be found on Row 26, Stand 429. The stand will be showcasing the latest technology in forest and garden equipment including its latest launch CEORA™ – the future of commercial turf care.

UNICEF Ireland Ambassador Joe Canning is bringing a message of thanks to attendees at the National Ploughing Championships this Wednesday, September 21st. Appearing at the UNICEF Ireland stand (551 – Block 2 – Row 35), Joe will thank attendees from across Ireland for their support of UNICEF’s work with children in Ukraine and other emergencies.
UNICEF Ireland has received unprecedented support from people in Ireland in 2022. Since the Ukraine war began, tens of thousands of people, along with 

Dancing Flash Mob entertains punters at the National Ploughing Championships

September 21, 2022: Visitors to Ratheniska on Tuesday were surprised to see Irish Dancing flash mobs popping up around the site, decked out in sporty workwear.
The duo of dancers, accompanied by a bodhrån player, gathered large crowds around them as they performed some very impressive moves. It turns out they were none other than Identity Dance Group, headed up by 12-time