2018 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 four categories – Small Farm (199 acres or less), Medium Farm (200 – 599 acres) and Large Farm (600+ acres).  This year we will have a fourth class for the Best Managed Specialist Dairy farm.  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 28th and 29th June 2018.  Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each category on Melplash Show day – Thursday 23rd August 2018.  Please click here to download an entry form.

Lucy