Local ploughing match raises over £1300 for charity

_MG_9197A group of local people, who live in Charlton Musgrove and Gillingham, organised a charitable ploughing match on Easter Sunday at Lower Zeals near Mere, and raised the amazing sum of £1300. It’s was the 12th year of the event being organised and once again they were raising funds for some very well-known charities, Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, The Fortuneswell Cancer Trust, Dorchester and Gillingham Scouts. The event is primarily for vintage and classic tractors, and ploughs. Full story: Read more

Twitter, tractors and tillage equipment make AMES a one-stop show

AMES.jpgTwitter, tractor test drives and tillage equipment will be among the many attractions at next month’s Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Show (AMES) in Somerset. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to test drive their choice of tractors at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, with two major manufacturers supplying state-of-the-art equipment. JCB Agriculture and Uphill & Son Ltd will be offering their T4i fuel-efficient 500 series loadall, while Redlynch Agricultural Engineering will have the Fendt 500 and 700 series tractors available. Full Story: Read More