ORGANISERS of the forthcoming LAMMA Show have announced that due to continuing worries regarding the new Omicron variant of Covid-19, that it will move its dates from January 11 and 12 to May 4 and 5, 2022, in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation due to the Omicron variant.

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But it will go ahead with its plans to celebrate its 40th event during the new dates at the NEC, in Birmingham. “To celebrate this important milestone in LAMMA’s history, we are not only looking at our past, but focussing on the future of our event and the UK farming industry,” says Kate Walsh, event manager of LAMMA. “We are planning some exciting new features at the show and re-inventing others. LAMMA’s beginnings are deeply rooted in bringing the best of farm machinery innovation under one roof and looking to the future; something we aim to continue for the next 40 years and beyond."

The Farm Safety Zone, sponsored by Safety Revolution, returns to the show for the fourth consecutive year. Key organisations, charities and industry figures will raise awareness on vital aspects of farm safety and how to minimise risk and accidents on farm.

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The Farming 4.0 Trail is centralised around the theme of 'The future of agriculture', highlighting the role data, robotics and other devices will play in achieving net zero. Exhibitors already on the 2022 Trail include Airial Robotics, Crop4Sight, Agrifac, Bayer, and more.

Also with an eye on the future, LAMMA has partnered with the Institution of Agricultural Engineers to offer the 2021 Young Engineer Award, celebrating upcoming agricultural engineers. The award winner will be announced at the show.

More than 600 manufacturers, dealers and distributors will fill 11 halls at the NEC, showcasing the latest products, knowledge and services available for farmers and producers in all corners of agriculture, including potatoes, barley, dairy, poultry, horticulture and much more. That said, machinery giant, Case IH, announced this week that it was pulling out of supporting the event due to fears over Covid-19

• LAMMA 2022 is free of charge and visitors are strongly encouraged to pre-register at - This will be updated soon due to the postponement from January to May as will proving your Covid-19 status.


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