2017 Farm Competition

Pilsdon Dairy Farm nestled in the Marshwood Vale - winner of our Large Mixed Dairy Farm category.
Pilsdon Dairy Farm nestled in the Marshwood Vale – winner of our Large Mixed Dairy Farm category.

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s  Farms competition takes place annually to give local farmers a chance to gain recognition for their good husbandry and dedication to looking after the countryside.

There are three categories – Small (up to 300 acres), Mixed Large and Large Dairy.  Each category is judged by a team of judges who assess the overall management of the farm.  They look at the profitability, the farming system, the crops, the livestock, etc.   Special awards in each category are given for conservation and environmental practises and for the best ley.

The competition is free to enter and judging will take place on the 29th and 30th June 2017.  Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each category on Melplash Show day – Thursday 24th August 2017.  Please click here to download an entry form.

Lucy