2014 Show Results

Please click the below link to view results of our 2014 show. http://melplash.showbiz-software.co.uk/results  

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

Classes for everyone!

As always there are going to be some excellent competition classes at this year’s Melplash Agricultural Show with lots of prizes and magnificent cups to be won.   Throughout the year the Chairmen of the various sections and their committees (all volunteers) have been working hard to put together a range of competitions to suit all interests and all ages including a […] Continue Reading

Dairy Clipping & Stock Judging Workshop

This event has kindly been arranged by Frank Greenaway and will take place at Wooth Farm, Wooth, near Bridport (DT6 5LE) on Thursday 10th July starting at 7pm.  Experienced cattle judges, Terry Cox of Holmead Holsteins and John Westaway, former Holstein Classifier, are holding a workshop to demonstrate how to clip and prepare dairy animals for show and sale, together […] Continue Reading

Garden Competition – 2014 Results

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual garden and allotment competition is open to all residents within a 12 mile radius of Melplash Village Church.  Gardens and allotments of any size can be entered and there are prizes for the best large, medium and small garden and best allotment as well as an overall winner.   The only stipulation is that they must not […] Continue Reading

Brit Valley Companion Dog Show 2014

Preparation for this year’s Dog Show was hampered by the most appalling weather!  In a downpour on the Saturday twelve members of the Club put up the tents and ring features in preparation for the Show on Sunday 25th May. With some trepidation all assembled on the Melplash Showground at West Bay on the Sunday where, although the weather looked […] Continue Reading

History of the Annual Hedgelaying & Ploughing match

THE HISTORY Whilst the exact details may be uncertain, the origins of the Society go back to the day that Melplash Village Church was consecrated on 20th October 1846. The Church had been built by Mr James Bandinell of Melplash Court, a well known benefactor, and a new parish was carved out of the parish of Netherbury. On the same […] Continue Reading

Bursary Student – Pamela Sibley

MELPLASH AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY’S BURSARY SCHEME BENEFITS STUDENTS PLANNING TO STUDY SUBJECTS CONNECTED TO AGRICULTURE Each year the Melplash Agricultural Society offers bursaries to students aged 18 years and over who are planning to pursue courses in subjects connected to agriculture.  Students of agriculture, forestry, horticulture or any closely allied topic could be eligible for up to £1000 per annum.  The […] 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.