We were delighted to be back at the National Ploughing Championship 2022. This year FRS were focused on a recruitment drive for milkers and farm safety for farm families.

Throughout the 3 days, we welcomed farm families of all ages to our stand for a cup of tea and to chat to each business division about our wide range of services that support farms and livelihoods, including farm jobs.

Along with launching our newly designed FReSia (our colourful cow), below are the highlights from each business division:

Free online Farm Safety Training

Funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the EIP Initiative, Farm Family CPD aims to deliver innovative online health & safety training to farm families throughout Ireland to make Irish farms safer living and workplaces. On the stand, farm families could register their interest and chat to the team about farm safety. The project is supported by FRS Training, HSA, Teagasc, FBD, IFA and FRS Network.

Farm Staff Recruitment Drive

To support growing customer demand, FRS Farm Relief were recruiting hiring farm staff and milkers to join their team. With over 300 positions available, candidates came into the stand to chat and apply for the flexible job opportunities. www.frsfarmrelief.ie/careers

Win time back with Herdwatch

Herdwatch has a special visitor on the first day of the Ploughing, Farmer Phil called by to say hello and sign some posters for all his fans. Those who signed up to the farming app got a great offer of 50% off the first 12 months or an upgrade at the Ploughing. It was celebration time for Herdwatch as they also won an award at the Innovation Arena with newly launched app, Flockwatch.

Agri Training

FRS Training were on hand to talk through their wide range of agricultural courses available, including milking, sprayers, chainsaws, tractor driving, TAMS and farm safety training.

Farm and Home Fencing

The FRS Fencing team showcased a wide range of fencing systems on the stand. From agricultural to residential and sport fencing, the team gave expert fencing advice and free quotes to all our fencing visitors.

Jobs in the Agri Industry

FRS Recruitment were on hand to talk with candidates about the top jobs available across all industry sectors.

A special thanks to Roscrea Hospice for manning the tea and coffee station and keeping us all hydrated throughout the three days.

It was a pleasure meeting everyone to called to our stand, we’re already looking forward to next year.