Face Masks and Agricultural Shows...

Chris F

Staff Member
Media
Location
Hammerwich
Government advice is to wear face masks in enclosed environments (shops and supermarkets) so given the outside nature of most Ag shows, do you think wearing a mask to a show would work? I don't think it will effect all the shows that are cancelled so far, but plenty later on in the year too.

Would you wear a mask to a show? Most farmers must have the full on face masks not the throw away one's!
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Facemasks are really to prevent you passing on the virus more so than to protect you from others. Wearing a mask in densely packed situations is going to be a duty of social responsibility rather than self protection... but I wouldn't rush to buy your tickets for anything happening this year... as has been said already we are over 30,000 dead from this virus despite it having only infected 4% of the population thus far, not my figure that's what the chief medical officer admitted at todays briefing!!
 

B'o'B

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Rutland
I can’t see shows being a good idea for the rest of the year, probably longer. I won’t be in any hurry to go to a big event with lots of people from up and down the country for some time now.
 
Location
East Mids
Government advice is to wear face masks in enclosed environments (shops and supermarkets) so given the outside nature of most Ag shows, do you think wearing a mask to a show would work? I don't think it will effect all the shows that are cancelled so far, but plenty later on in the year too.

Would you wear a mask to a show? Most farmers must have the full on face masks not the throw away one's!
most livestock farmers would not have any face masks.
 

Getnthair

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
SW Scotland
Social distancing will have a greater effect on these public events or gatherings - more so than any face covering.

Some showgrounds just don't have the physical scale or facilities to let large crowds stay 2m apart.

I don't see shows coming back until we have a vaccine or herd immunity.
 
The sample wearing masks make you laugh sometimes .
Ill fitting ,wrong type, wearers with face hair and beards???, only over mouth, only over nose and talk underneath ???
Nutters out there.
Saw a numpty over the weekend in one like you wear in the grainstore. He came out of a shop, saw another bloke who I presume was a mate, lifted his mask up onto his head, and shook his mate by the hand and had a natter. :banghead:
 

Still Farming

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Glamorgan Wales
Saw a numpty over the weekend in one like you wear in the grainstore. He came out of a shop, saw another bloke who I presume was a mate, lifted his mask up onto his head, and shook his mate by the hand and had a natter. :banghead:
It's like someone wearing plastic gloves ,touching everywhere and then scratching and touching their head and faces after???
 

Top cereal and oilseed growers honoured at the Yield Enhancement Network Awards 2021

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Despite an average growing year for most crops, many growers managed to go above and beyond their predicted max yields, with Lincolnshire grower Tim Lamyman taking the top spots for his wheat yields and his world record breaking winter barley yield.

The highest cereal and oilseed yields achieved at harvest 2021 were announced at this year’s Yield Enhancement Network (YEN) Awards on Wednesday 24th November at the Croptec Show. With award presentations by Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of NFU, 24 farms took home the evening’s top awards for highest yield and highest potential yield achieved for wheat, winter and spring barley, oats, and oilseed. The 2021 winners came from all corners of the UK, as well as from as far afield as Finland and New Zealand.

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