It’s at the Ploughing when farmers who have been thinking of making mid-sized investments on their farm will finally take the plunge. While cashflow is a concern for many beef and sheep farmers, two of the biggest meal bin manufacturers in the country are reporting strong farmer demand for bins of all shapes and sizes.

Waiting lists for meal bins are anywhere from six to eight weeks depending on the manufacturer, so farmers hoping to have one for the coming winter must act now.