Full house as new exhibitors head to YAMS
MORE than 30 first time exhibitors will attend this year’s Yorkshire Agricultural Machinery Show (YAMS).
They will be among 235 trade stands at the one-day event at York Auction Centre, on Wednesday, February 5.
This year’s event is the seventh edition of the show, which is expected to attract more than 10,000 visitors.
Organiser Richard Tasker, of York Auction Centre, said: “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.
“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.”
YAMS provides the ultimate farm machinery one-stop shop for all farmers and agricultural contractors looking to invest in new equipment.
Although there are no figures available regarding sales made on the day, or sales made following on from contacts established at YAMS, Mr Tasker monitors the success of those who attend with trade stands and knows just how important the event has become to them.
He said: “Winter, coming into spring, 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.
“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,” he added.
Admission to YAMS is free and the event runs from 8.30am to 4.30pm.