2019 Farm Competition

Large Farm judges, Rodney and Craig Down with Symondsbury Estate’s Assistant Farm manager Adam Le Cheminant, winner of the large 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.

Thank you to Woolley & Wallis of Salisbury for sponsoring our competition. Woolley & Wallis is a leading regional firm of estate agents, chartered surveyors and auctioneers with offices throughout Wiltshire, Hampshire, the New Forest and Dorset. Founded in 1884, Woolley & Wallis offers an extensive range of professional services covering all areas of residential sales and lettings, rural and commercial property.  The firm is well represented through their network of offices throughout Southern England.

The competition is free to enter and judging will take place on the 1st and 2nd July 2019.  Trophies will be awarded to the winners of each category on Melplash Show day – Thursday 22nd August 2019.  Please click here to download an entry form.

Lucy