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Farm Open Evening and Awards Evening

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We have had a very successful competition this year, with a whole range of classes being judged from livestock to crops to whole farms. The whole farm competition comprises of 5 separate farm classes, Farms over 60 acres, Farms 350-600 acres, Farms under 350 acres, Non Dairy and CCC Farms.  The winner of each class progressed to the supreme farm class, which saw Matt Ryan, of Oxbury Bank, tasked with judging the final 5.  The Garnett Family were announced as the winners of the supreme farm class and kindly hosted an open evening for us all to view their farm. There was an exceptional turnout which contributed to an excellent evening had by all.  The Garnett family enlightened us on their business history and current farming techniques.  A very informative evening followed by refreshments and socialising.  On the evening, Sharon Mayer, representing the Cheshire Agricultural Chaplaincy received a cheque for £375 which had been raised from the raffle at the Garden Open Evening, kindly hosted by Allan and Susan Broster.  

Matt Ryan will be at the Awards Evening, which is on Saturday 4th November at Nantwich Civic Hall where he will be giving an appraisal of his day judging.  Please do come along to the awards evening, it promises to be a very enjoyable evening. 

On the evening we announce the results from some special awards including:

The ambassador award 

The Oxford Farming Conference Award 

Competent Young Person Award

Please get in touch if you would like to nominate anyone for the above. 

The Cheshire County Farming Competition is probably the oldest established farms competition on a County scale held anywhere in the UK. The objective is to encourage pride and healthy competitiveness in all aspects of farming and thereby uphold the tradition of best practice farming in Cheshire.

There is a choice of 23 classes designed to cater for a variety of farming interests:

  • COMPLETE FARMS: Large, Medium, Small, Non dairy and CCC holding (The winners go forward to the supreme champion farm section)
  • LIVESTOCK: Dairy herd (Black & White and Coloured, In calf dairy heifers, Maiden Heifers, Beef Breeding herd, Beef feeding Herd, Sheep Flock.
  • EQUINE: Best equine establishment
  • FODDER CROPS: Forage Maize
  • ARABLE CROPS: Winter wheat, winter and spring barley, Winter Oats, Early Potatoes, Second Early, Main crop potatoes, Winter Oilseed Rape.
  • GRASSLAND: Best sown ley in previous year
  • FARM MACHINERY: Care and Maintenance
  • FARM BUILDINGS: Appearance, usefulness and maintenance. (Old and new)
  • FARMING AND WILDLIFE: Sympathetic considerations within context of commercial farming.
  • FARM GARDENS: Layout, variety and maintenance.
  • DIVERSIFICATION: Farm based alternative enterprise.
  • COMPETENT YOUNG PERSON IN AGRICULTURE AWARD: for young ambitious person aged between 16-24 working on farm in Cheshire
  • AMBASSADOR AWARD- contact the secretary to nominate someone for this presitgious award
  • OXFORD FARMING CONFERENCE AWARD- judges from the individual classes will nominate people aged 25-40 for this award 

The classes are judged on your own farm or business, not in a show ring. Why not think about entering one or a number of these classes to show how your business compares with others in the County of Cheshire.

CCFC Committee

  • President
    Philip Percival
  • Chairman
    Chris Harvey
  • Vice Chairman
    Will Glenn
  • Secretary
    Catherine Cross

Associated With 

Cheshire Agriculture Society
Mid Cheshire Farmers Club
The Cheshire Farmers Club
Cheshire West & Chester Council
Cheshire East Council
Cheshire Grassland Society

Cheshire YFC

Events Diary

  • TBC- Farm Garden Open Evening
  • TBC- Supreme Farm Farm Open Evening 
  • Saturday 4th November 2023 - Annual  Dinner and awards presentation evening 

Contact Us

For more details please contact the secretary.

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