Hedging and Ploughing Photos (by Tim Russ)

Photos of the 2015 hedging and ploughing match by Tim Russ. If you’d like a copy or would like to use any of these images please take a note of the file name located on the top left of the large image and the watermark on the image then contact Tim on 07733 519367 Click on an image to view a […] Continue Reading

Hedging and Ploughing Photos (by David Parnell)

Photos of the 2015 hedging and ploughing match by David Parnell. If you’d like a copy or would like to use any of these images please take a note of the file name located on the top left of the large image and the watermark on the image then contact David on dgpoforwell@btinternet.com or telephone: 01308 488384 Click on an […] Continue Reading

Hedging and Ploughing Photos (by Andy White)

Photos of the 2014 and 2015 hedging and ploughing match by Andy White. If you’d like a copy or would like to use any of these images please take a note of the file name located on the top left of the large image and the watermark on the image then contact Andy on andyatdownlands@aol.com Click on an image to […] Continue Reading

2015 Hedge Laying & Ploughing Match Results

The annual Melplash Agricultural Society’s Hedge Laying and Ploughing Match took place at Bilshay Farm, Dottery in glorious sunshine with the iconic Colmers Hill and spectacular West Dorset countryside as a backdrop.   With a record number of competitors, 47 ploughman and 50 hedge layers, the many spectators who turned out to watch these traditional rural skills enjoyed a fabulous day’s […] Continue Reading

Live Lamb Competition results

The live lamb competition sponsored by S J Norman & Sons held on the Melplash Show ground the Tuesday before Show Day always marks the start of the annual show.  Sheep farmers in the area bring along a matching pair of lambs to be judged alive.  After judging they are taken to the slaughter house killed ready for the lamb […] 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 Show Photographs

Here are some photographs of the 2015 Melplash Show. If you would like to order copies please take a note of the file name located on the top left of the large image and the watermark on the image, it will be either: Image Photography contact Alan McNamee on 07787 761368 Or if it says MAS/timr contact Tim Russ on […] Continue Reading

Cookery Competitions for all at The Melplash Show!

The Melplash Agricultural Society has been serving up some of the best cooking and baking competitions in the area for generations, long before they became such popular viewing on TV.  Every year at the Melplash Show  amateur cooks of all ages are given the opportunity to show off their culinary skills and compete for the coveted top prizes.   In the […] 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

Our Discover Farming classroom at Washingpool Farm is open!

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s new initiative – Discover Farming –  is all about helping young people to understand the connection between food and farming and the important role that farming and agriculture play in the local economy and environment.    It is hoped that by making them more aware of the importance of fresh food and healthy eating, we will also encourage […] Continue Reading