NJ2559 : Moray Ploughing Match 2018 (13)

taken 6 years ago, near to Lhanbryde, Moray, Scotland

Moray Ploughing Match 2018 (13)
Moray Ploughing Match 2018 (13)
This is a reversible 5-furrow plough. NJ2559 : Moray Ploughing Match 2018 (14)
Moray Ploughing Match 2018

The annual match of the Moray Ploughing Match Society was held at Mains of Cotts, Blackhills, Elgin on Saturday 10 November 2018, courtesy of R T Christie (Farming).

The event requires a large flat field so that all competitors can be allocated plots that are as nearly the same as possible.

There were 47 entries and 3 demonstrations.

The classes were Conventional, Conventional Lift Vintage, Reversible 2-Furrow, Reversible Multi-Furrow, and Vintage Trailing, with competitors from as far away as Fraserburgh and Laurencekirk.

Each competitor is allocated a plot to be ploughed, and has from 9.30 am until 2 pm to complete the task. Use of GPS or RTK is prohibited.

The judges then award points for a variety of aspects of ploughing: opening split/throw out, crown or feering, seed bed, uniformity, firmness, straightness, ins and out ends, and finish, not all of which I understand.

Even so, it's fascinating to watch the progress of a plot, and see the meticulous care taken by the competitors.

However it doesn't get the farmer's field ploughed for him. Because there are gaps between the plots, he has to re-plough the whole of the field before he can sow the next crop.

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