2017 Flock Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s flock competition rewards farmers in the area for their shepherding and flock management skills.   It is open to sheep farmers with large, medium and small flocks who keep sheep for breeding whether commercial, pedigree or rare breed, and live within 12 miles of Melplash village church.    The results this year are as follows:   Small […] Continue Reading

2017 Farms Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Farms competition gives farmers living within a 12 miles radius of Melplash village church, the opportunity to gain recognition for their business skills, 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 […] Continue Reading

2015 Flock Competition

Every year the Melplash Agricultural Society holds a Flock competition to reward local farmers for their shepherding skills and flock management.  There are three classes: Large Flocks – 301 ewes and over Medium Flocks – 51 – 300 ewes Small Flocks – 15 – 30 ewes The Judge this year for the large flocks was Mr Mark Blakeney from Mere, […] Continue Reading

2015 Farm Competition – Results

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 […] Continue Reading

2014 Flock Competition

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s  annual flocks competition rewards local farmers for their shepherding skills and flock management.  There are three awards given: The Melplash Agricultural Society Perpetual Plaque for the best flock of 15 -50 Ewes The JRB Bowditch Perpetual Cup for the best flock of 51-300 Ewes The Newall Perpetual Cup for the best flock of 301 and over This […] Continue Reading

Results of 2013 Farm Competition

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s aim is to support and promote local farming and the annual Farms competitions is in place to give local farmers a chance to gain recognition for their good husbandry and dedication.  There are 3 categories: small (up to 300 acres), Mixed Large and Large Dairy.