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.
President Tony Garnett
Chairman Graham Parks
Vice Chairman Chris Harvey
Secretary Catherine Cross
Cheshire Agriculture Society Mid Cheshire Farmers Club The Cheshire Farmers Club Cheshire West & Chester Council Cheshire East Council Cheshire Grassland Society