He said while government extended the ploughing
season to February 26, farmers could not utilise the period due to heavy rainfall that took place most of the days in February.
The Warwick Vintage Tractor and Machinery Society will be holding its annual ploughing
match at Sherbourne, just outside Warwick, from 10am to 3pm today.
As I lean against a wall waiting for my brother to turn up, I ask myself if I'm doing the right thing by spending my precious Saturday at a ploughing
The service focused on agriculture and ploughing
and featured a display including hand pulled ploughs, seed and fiddle drills and riddles.
Emrys Owen is heading to ploughing
world championships next month
That day he borrowed a Ransomes plough, and it was fitting that he was reunited with it for his last ploughing
event 64 years later at Earsdon, near Tritlington, before his retirement from the sport.
He's leaving behind for the day the Gelderlander carriage horses he usually works with at Beamish Museum in County Durham in favour of heavy horses Prince and Lion and a 1910 plough when he competes in the annual Beamish Ploughing
Match in the museum grounds.
John, 79, of Newby Wiske, near Northallerton, started ploughing
at the tender age of 14, just after the changeover had taken place from horses to tractors.
Before war broke out and food production took top priority I had some success, and lots of fun, in horse ploughing
events," he said.
And the Ferguson Club will be staging the European T20 Ploughing
Championship consisting of tractors and ploughs produced prior to 1956.
Emrys Owen, from Llangernyw, qualified for the trip as the top placed Welshman in the reversible category at last year's All Wales Ploughing
and Hedging Championships.
It is also great to host a vintage ploughing
match for the Llangolman Ploughing
Society on the farm again.
The Rev Charlotte Lorimer led the service, which was centred on farming - particularly ploughing
and sowing the seed and looking forward, not back.
On-lookers at the annual Flintshire Farmers ploughing
match were left stunned when Mr Hooson's 52hp John Brown 990 tractor hauled a second two-furrow plough-mounted tractor at the same time.
When champion ploughman George Hall won his first ever ploughing
match at the age of 14, he was very impressed with the Ransomes trailed plough that he had borrowed for the competition.