All female group tried to set a harvest record
By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, North American Content
Upwards of 3,500 spectators watched a group of 42 women, which included farmers, a doctor and a nun, set out to create a Guinness record for silage harvesting by an all-female team.
They’ve been dubbed the Grass Gals and they attempted the record during the Mount Melleray Community Silage Weekend on August 19 at the Mount Melleray Abbey in Ireland.
It’s still unknown if their 30-acre silage harvest is enough to set a new Guinness record but all accounts indicate the day went off without a hitch.
“We strived to achieve something different, something that would entice the public to attend and support, but none of this would be possible without the participation and encouragement that was offered by all of the gals that took place on the day…,” someone named Trevor said in a post on the event’s Facebook page.
Aside from the record attempt, all proceeds from the day were donated to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
Organizers chose the Alzheimer Society because the condition hits close to home.
“Dementia is a condition that is very close to our hearts and we feel that dementia is not only a health issue but a social issue that requires a response from all of the local community,” organizer John O’Brien said in an August 8 release.
The total dollar amount donated to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland is still unknown.
Farms.com has reached out to John O’Brien and Guinness World Records for more information on the event and the record-setting attempt.
Top photo: Grass Gals/Facebook