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The Farm Stock guide to LAMMA 2023

The Farm Stock guide to LAMMA 2023

LAMMA, which stands for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Association (no, didn't know that either), was back at the NEC in Birmingham this year and I popped along to see what all the fuss was about. Full video here:


LAMMA is Britain's largest machinery exhibition and is also the largest exhibition of Schoffel gilets anywhere in Europe (probably).

As the name suggests, the show is predominantly machinery focused. So. if big kit is your thing then this will truly blow you away. It really is stunning.

Virtually all the big machinery manufacturers are there from Fendt to Krone, McHale, Joskin, Valtra and nearly everything in between. There were however a few notable absences including JCB, John Deere, New Holland and Claas. I’m not sure if that was a tactical decision but I wouldn't let that put you off attending.

Particularly if you’re not used to seeing kit like this up close, like me, then it’s really worthwhile going along and it’s great to see.

A couple of highlights for me included the Fendt 1162 Vario MT tractor, the Krone Big X 1180 with the extendable cab and the Fendt Ideal 710.

Krone Big X 1180 on display at LAMMA 2023
Fendt 1162 Vario MT tractor on display at LAMMA 2023


Beyond the machinery there are a ton of other things to do and see including live machinery demo’s, farm related talks, the contractors lounge and you’re even able to pick up some CPD points as well.


LAMMA takes place at the NEC in Birmingham so if you like sitting in traffic then this is definitely the event for you.

Tickets for the event are free but I would recommend booking in advance to beat the ques of peopletrying to register on the day itself. You can book your tickets for next year here.

Whilst the tickets are free, parking will set you back £16.95 for the day although there is a 30% discount if you book in advance.

Be warned though, the nature of the NEC means that it’s massive. It’s a fair distance to walk from the car park to the venue itself but they do run shuttle buses which take about 5 minutes so if you’re not up for walking then you can just pop on one of those.

Once inside, the show is set over 11 halls and there is a good amount of walking involved. Nothing outrageous and if you do find walking difficult then they’ve got those little mobility buggies you can use as well.

All the usual places and stands to buy fairly standard food, coffee and booze. I paid £3.25 for a coffee which was half decent and I can’t comment on the food as I brought my own.


All in all, it’s definitely one to attend and I see they already have the dates booked in for 2024. As I mentioned, if, like me, you don’t often get to see kit like this up close and personal it’s really very cool.

If Darth Vader drove a combine then this is exactly what it would look like. The Fendt Ideal 710 combine.