The fourth annual Herdwatch Agventions Competition, in association with Tullamore Show, Co Offaly, is set to return this August “bigger and better than ever”, according to organisers.
This year, Tipperary company, Herdwatch, has joined forces with Rodney Cox, Nicholas Berry and team once again to try and bring even more inventors to the event by organising an ‘Agventions’ Competition.
Farmers with “an innovative streak” are invited to showcase their farming inventions and farm adaptions as part of Tullamore Show’s National Inventions Competition.
There are six different classes, including inventions in agriculture, labour-saving devices, inventions in AgTech and inventions that are ‘too big to travel’.
Fabien Peyaud from Herdwatch commented:
“The quality of the competition was excellent last year, with over 30 entries, ranging from really technical inventions to more practical solutions to help solve issues on farms.”
“Agventions is about innovation, so it is about making clever improvements whether that is something that makes handling animals easier or a piece of software that just simplifies how you do things.”
“We want to connect and reward farmers who have created innovative solutions to problems on their farm.”
“There is a cash pot of €1,200 up for grabs, and the winning innovation will be entered in the National Inventions Competition, which has a prize fund of €3,600,” he added.
How to enter
Entries to the Agventions competition are simple; submit a photo, a name and a description of the invention in question.
Seamus Dunne was crowned the overall winner of the Herdwatch Agventions competition in association with Tullamore Show last year.
His agvention, ‘Crush Mate’, is an animal handling device designed as an accessory for animal crushes, chutes, or races, to immobilise smaller animals.
If you would like to enter this year’s competition, please visit www.herdwatch.com/agventions to submit your entry.
The closing date for entries this year will be July 5th, 2023, with the winner announced at the show on August 13th, 2023.