2018 Farm Competition Results

Every year the Melplash Agricultural Society invites local farmers who live within a 12 mile radius of Melplash village church to take part in the Society’s farm competition.   Each farm entered is visited by a team of judges who walk the farm to look at the husbandry of crops and the livestock, how well the environment is cared for, the […] Continue Reading

2018 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 winners will be awarded their cups by the […] Continue Reading

2018 Garden Competition Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Garden Competition, the most prestigious garden competition in the West Dorset area, saw 24 gardens and allotments entered this year, stretching from Lyme Regis to Hinton St George.  The competition was judged over two days by last year’s overall winners and large garden winners, Mr & Mrs Colin and Sue Dyer from Long Bredy and […] Continue Reading

Competitions for all!

One of the main highlights of the annual Melplash Agricultural Show are the competitive classes. At the heart are the many classes in place to enable local farmers and breeders to showcase what they do and their husbandry skills.  Giving visitors to the show the rare opportunity to see the best cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and horses in the area […] Continue Reading

2018 Schedules Now Online

Take part in our 2018 show!  We have classes for everyone including livestock showing, horse competitions, home baking, vegetables, cider making, flower arranging, photography and much more!  This years’ schedules are available to view online, follow the links below to find out more about our competitions. Horse and Pony Schedule 2018 Livestock Schedule 2018 Horticulture, Handicraft and Home Produce Schedule […] Continue Reading

NEW Platinum Sponsor for Melplash Show – Bradfords Building Supplies

The Melplash Agricultural Society is very pleased to announce that Bradfords Building Supplies have agreed to be a new Platinum Sponsor for the Melplash Show this year and to become the Show’s main sponsor from 2019. A name that is synonymous within the local area and has had a long association with local agriculture, there has been a Bradfords Builders […] Continue Reading

Welcome to our new Chairman

The Melplash Agricultural Society is delighted to announce Mrs Jo Sage as the new Society Chairman for 2018 and 2019.   Jo has for the last two years undertaken the role of Vice Chairman for the Society and takes over from the current Chairman, Mr Will Frost, who has completed his two-year term. Mrs Jo Sage has lived in West Dorset […] Continue Reading

2017 Hedgelaying Results

Thank you to Honor Bank who wrote this report on the  Melplash Agricultural Society’s Hedgelaying Contest.  Photos by Tim Russ. Nestled in the valley with far-reaching views over to Golden Cap, The National Trust’s Shedbush Farm, Chideock was this year’s picturesque venue for the Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual hedgelaying match.  For the first time in 18 years the hedging and ploughing competitions […] Continue Reading

2017 Ploughing Match results

This year’s annual ploughing match took place at Butt Lane, North Chideock by kind permission of Mr & Mrs Howard Coates of Chideock Manor.  Tim Frampton, Hedging and Ploughing chairman for the Society commented ‘All classes were well supported, and it was excellent to see a number of  new ploughmen competing.   The competition was fierce and the standard very high […] Continue Reading

Scarecrow Competition

At our annual Hedgelaying and Ploughing match we held a scarecrow competition for children to take part in.  We once again saw a good number of entries and some really fabulous scarecrows!  The Scarecrow competition was just one of the activities organised by the Society’s Discover Farming team to get youngsters involved with and learning about farming and agriculture.  Other activities […] Continue Reading