Showcasing the best of British food and farming to a televised audience, Massey Ferguson has announced its continued support for the Lord Mayor’s Show, which returns this Saturday the 12th of November.
The entry from the Worshipful Company of Farmers, celebrating its 70th anniversary, will take centre stage supported by the NFU, Massey Ferguson, Red Tractor and Surrey Docks Farm.
The procession will include a brand new Massey Ferguson 8S.205 alongside a 1952 Little Grey Fergie, together with a trailer demonstrating the innovation of British farming over the years and the range of sustainable food.
Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers Richard Davies said: “This year we are delighted to be highlighting the 70th year of the Worshipful Company of Farmers in the City of London. The Company is very proud to be a part of the Lord Mayor’s Show and support the role our farmers play in producing food for the nation.”
NFU deputy president Tom Bradshaw said: “Speaking with the people that come along to enjoy the Lord Mayor’s Show, it is one of the highlights in the calendar and we can’t wait to get back on to the streets of London to support the Worshipful Company of Farmers for another fantastic event.
“British farming’s participation in the parade gives us a great opportunity to showcase our proud industry; one that produces sustainable, climate-friendly food alongside protecting and maintaining our environment, to the thousands of people on the streets of London and to the millions watching on television.
“I’m also pleased that once again we will have the NFU’s cohort of Student and Young Farmer Ambassadors with us in London – a passionate and enthusiastic group – who represent the next generation of the British farming industry.”
Lindsay Haddon, Massey Ferguson advertising and sales promotion manager, said: “We are proud to celebrate the Worshipful Company of Farmers’ 70th anniversary in this year’s parade, with a state-of-the-art, award-winning tractor featuring a Platinum wrap; and a TE 20, more fondly known as a Little Grey Fergie, built in 1952, the year the present, modern company of the Worshipful Company of Farmers was formally established.”
Red Tractor vice chair Alistair Mackintosh said: “The Lord Mayor’s Show is a brilliant way to celebrate all that is good about British food and farming in front of thousands of people in the capital, and the millions watching on television.
“At Red Tractor, we passionately believe that everyone should be able to buy food that they can trust, whatever their budget. This fantastic event is an opportunity to showcase how farmers up and down the country are delivering on this promise every single day; and to remind people that they can help foster a better future for British agriculture, by simply looking for the Red Tractor logo.”
Surrey Docks Farm manager Gemma Hooper said: “The Surrey Docks Farm has a long-standing relationship with the Worshipful Company of Farmers and is thrilled to be invited once again to take part in the Lord Mayor’s Show. Members of our Youth Committee aged eight up to 25 will be in the parade to proudly represent British farming and raise the profile of our city farms.”