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AMES - 12 February 2014

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Show

The 2014 AMES Show...fully equipped!

This increasingly popular event will take place on Wednesday 12th February 2014 at the Showground, Shepton Mallet. The majority of the AMES Show will be undercover in the extensive range of permanent buildings, with an outdoor demonstration ring and associated trade stands.

The aim of the show is to provide a one stop opportunity to view all types of agricultural equipment, from tractors to fencing tools and feeder wagons to tillage equipment. Any item of agricultural equipment or machinery needed by the Contractor, Livestock or Arable Farmer is covered.

Holdfast Trailers New Product Launch

An innovative new trailer bale clamp from Holdfast Trailers will also be on display, showing how farmers can load and transport round or square bales on a trailer quickly, safely and securely.

Tractor Test Drives

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. Same Deutz-Fahr UK Ltd will also be offering their Series 7 TTV and Series 5 c/w loader for test driving.

Twitter in the Farmyard for Beginners comes to AMES

If you resolved to find out more about Facebook and Twitter for your business, or to set up your own blog this year, then look no further than the AMES Agricultural Machinery Show at the Royal Bath and West Show on 12th February.

Where you can book in for one of the 1hr bite-sized workshops coached by Twitter in the Farmyard's spokesperson and AgriChatuk Co-Founder Simon Haley. Benefitting from subsidised funding from DEFRA through the Rural Skills Framework, via Vicky Anderson Training, the workshops are a beginners level introduction to social media, starting with simple steps such as; how to set up your own accounts, how to connect with others in the industry, and how to use Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to promote your business.

It's not necessary to own a smart phone or tablet to join in the workshops, as Simon will demonstrate how it's all done, but it would be great if you wanted to bring your own device and join in.

To reserve a place, visit www.va-training.co.uk and follow the Social Media link on the home page.

The New StockMaster from Ifor Williams

The StockMaster is Ifor Williams Trailers largest trailer to date - 24' by 8'. It is available in a flatbed, cattle and sheep version with hydraulic decks. The trailer has been many years in the pipeline with Ifor Williams Trailers design engineers testing it for two years before launching it. Ifor Williams Trailers have tried to include everything the customer would want with this type of trailer, which is shown with the many different options. The StockMaster will be attending AMES in February - come and see the new trailer on our stand.

The South West Contractor of the Year Award

The South West Contractor 2014 will be announced in the Old Mill unit in the Showering Pavilion at 2pm.

Admission to the AMES Show is FREE to the general public and opening times are 9am-4pm.