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BREXIT and agriculture over the next 150 years will be key talking points at the next Lincolnshire Farming Conference, to be held on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at the Lincolnshire Showground.

As the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society celebrates its 150th year in 2019, the major theme of the upcoming conference will be ‘for the next 150 years’ – discussing, and debating, how far the industry has come and what’s next for the sector.

Robert Borrill, chairman of the Lincolnshire Farming Conference Committee, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating 150 years of the Society in 2019. With Lincolnshire being one of the biggest agricultural counties it is great to be able to bring the local farming community together with leading international experts to discuss the future of the agricultural industry – both short-term with Brexit and long-term as we look to the next 150 years.

“Following positive feedback from last year’s conference we’re delighted to once again offer visitors morning workshop sessions with local businesses and the opportunity to explore our exhibition, alongside the line-up of topical talks throughout the afternoon.”

Navigating Brexit as farmers, turning global food trends into profitable opportunities and conservative agriculture are just some of the themes to be discussed. Industry experts include key note speaker Dr. David Hughes; Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at Imperial College London and Visiting Professor at the Royal Agricultural University, UK.

NFU Chief EU Withdrawal and International Trade Adviser, Gail Soutar, will also be presenting at the conference. Part of a dedicated team within the NFU, responsible for ensuring that the opportunities arising from the UK’s future global trading position are realised and that the interests of British farming are protected, Gail will provide her expert insight on how farmers can navigate Brexit.

Sponsors of the Lincolnshire Farming Conference include Farmacy plc, Openfield, Anglian Water, Househam, Brown & Co, Wilkin Chapman LLP, Streets, OMEX, Riseholme College, Jelf, University of Lincoln and CLAAS.

Robert Borrill added: “As we are a registered charity, the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society are always thankful to our sponsors and the important work they do. Our aims are of course to support the local agricultural community and allied trades, but also to educate about food, farming and the countryside.

“The support from our sponsors allows us to work closely with individuals, schools, organisations and businesses who share our common vision to promote the agricultural industry and support activities that have a positive effect on both the environment and the community.”

The Lincolnshire Showground is well placed geographically attracting both attendees and exhibitors from throughout the Midlands, as well as further afield.

The exhibition is open from 11am to 5.30pm and refreshments will be available alongside networking opportunities. A reception for the Impact Group, the Society’s networking group for under 35s, will also take place after the conference ends at 5.15pm.

Tickets are available now and cost £15 for adults, £6 for students, with members of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society free to attend once registered, including lunch. To book a place at the 2019 conference, please visit

For regular updates, follow the Lincolnshire Farming Conference on Twitter @LincsShowground or join the conversation at #LFC2019.

For more information about the annual Lincolnshire Farming Conference, please visit or call 01522 522900 for further details


Househam’s exhibiting at LAMMA 2019

On Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th January 2019, Househam Sprayers will be showcasing at LAMMA, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery and equipment service show of its kind and is held every January. This is the first year that LAMMA will be held in the NEC, giving exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to experience everything under one roof.

Househam Sprayers will be located in Hall 9, stand 9.530

We welcome you to our stand and really look forward to meeting you to discuss our current product range and what requirements you may have.



Househam talks expansion, exports and Brexit on BBC News at Six

Did you spot Househam on the national BBC News at Six?

Contributing to a feature on economic growth in the UK alongside Chancellor Phillip Hammond and a top economic analyst, our managing director Robert Willey discussed our exporting success and the exciting growth opportunities that Brexit presents.

Speaking to Economic Correspondent Andrew Verity, Robert shared our perspective as a thriving British business that is prospering internationally – with 40 per cent of our product being shipped around the world in 2017.

Watch the full clip here:

Echoing the chancellor’s views of investment equalling success and growth, Robert explained how Househam is pouring money in our current site to prepare ourselves for a boom in business.

Read more about our recent expansions and cutting-edge technology here.


New factory expansion doubles production for Househam

Househam has completed work on a six-figure investment on its new factory in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

The new facility increases our factory’s footprint by 30% and production capacity by 50%, with double the number of construction bays for Househam’s latest state of the art self-propelled sprayers. There’s even space to test the biggest sprayers in our range.

The expansion comes after a successful 12 months for Househam which saw us grow our exports by 25 per cent.

“This factory completes the first stage of our investment into our future. We design and build all our machinery on site, so improved, increased facilities will improve and increase our service to farmers – providing more farmers with the advanced technology they need to meet today’s agricultural demands. We’re a British business and Brexit will create opportunities for us, both here and abroad. Our new factory will allow us to meet increasing demand – supporting farmers worldwide while supporting the local economy here.”
Robert Willey, managing director of Househam

The factory also houses a second hand workshop, offering servicing and parts to its diverse, global customer base. This growing customer base requires a growing staff team, with Househam creating jobs for both new and experienced workers in the industry. The new factory is currently manufacturing the HARRIER, Househam’s latest self-propelled sprayer that was launched this summer.

Designed and built directly from operator feedback, the ‘next generation’ HARRIER comes fitted with Househam’s trademark Total Machine Control (TMC) V3 and FieldMaster GPS advanced on-board operating system, delivering what the company believes to be the most efficient and precise sprayer application in its class.

With the factory complete, Househam is now set to enter its second phase of development as construction begins on its ‘Househam Academy’ – a specialist training space for customers, staff, and local young people interested in the industry. The Academy is due for completion by the end of the year.