Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show is looking forward to its biggest year yet, with 235 trade stands and 32 new first-time exhibitors.

Taking place at the York Auction Centre, Murton, on Wednesday February 5, the 7th annual YAMS promises to be a 'one-stop shop' for all farmers and agricultural contractors looking to invest in new equipment.

Organiser Richard Tasker of York Auction Centre said he both delighted and astounded by the continued growth of the show: "When we started planning the first show, we had no idea that YAMS would become so much a part of Yorkshire and the North of England’s farming calendar, but it is now a date firmly fixed on the minds of everyone looking to check out the latest equipment and put their farm machinery up to date.

"Every year we have increased our trade stand numbers and I’m happy to say that we’ve just about filled every spare inch this year," said Mr Tasker. "It looks like I might have to get my thinking cap on for next year to create a little more space, especially when you consider the number of new exhibitors that have taken stands. We’ve also had several companies take bigger stands too, notably one of our local dealers, Robert D Webster Ltd who have three depots in the East Riding."

He added: "Winter, coming into springtime, is when farmers generally have the time to consider their possible purchases for the coming seasons and I am aware of many sales of tractors, telehandlers, trailers, harvest and cultivation equipment, and livestock equipment having taken place at each YAMS in all of the previous six shows – and I see no reason why this year’s should be any different. There are good reasons why the trade stand holders come each year, and that is very much to do business."

The event is free entry and gets under way. on Feb 5, from 8.30am until 4.30pm.