The Western Area Agricultural Competitions comprise many different classes. Please use the table below to browse through the classes and their descriptions. The menu to the side can be used to skip straight to the section that you are interested in.
You can also download the Schedule for 2017 which includes the rules and set recipes: SCHEDULE 2017 (359KB, PDF).
|Class 1||Match Plough (High Cut), to start by 9.00am and finish by 3.00pm prompt|
|Class 2||Mounted Vintage Tractor & Plough – Pre 1959. Under National Rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 3||Semi Digger work (minimum 12″). Under National Rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 4||Novice – Novice ploughmen will be allowed to compete in this class if they have not won a first prize in this or the previous ploughing season. To be ploughed one way, any number of furrows. (See diagram on back of schedule). Starts to be completed by 11.00am|
|Class 4a||Under 17 Class open to those under 17 on the day of the match. To be ploughed one way|
|Class 5||Y.F.C. Hydraulic General Purpose|
|Class 6||Intermediate. Open to those who have never won a first prize in any open class other than the novice. Entrants may only win this class twice. To be ploughed both ways – maximum 3 furrows|
|Class 7||Vintage General Purpose. Tractor & Trailer Ploughs, pre.1959 – Under National Rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 8||Classic Class, pre Q Cab Tractor & Plough. Under National Rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 9||Multi Furrow. Three or more furrows – To be ploughed one way. (See diagram on back of schedule)|
|Class 10||Reversible class, maximum two furrows. Under National rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 11||Reversible Ploughs – To be ploughed one way. Starts to be completed between 11.00am & 11.30am, then judged and plot completed by 1.00pm|
|Class 12||T-20 class. Under National rules (except depth, see rule 6)|
|Class 13||Plough 4’6″ breasts|
|Class 14||Breasts not to exceed 3’9″|
|Class 15||Balance Plough, breasts not to exceed 3’9″|
|Class 16||Best Working Team.|
|Class 17||Best Agricultural Mare|
|Class 18||Best Agricultural Gelding.|
N.B. Horses being led in Classes 13 & 14 will be ineligible for the B. Hicks Cup.
Ploughing Classes 1 to 15: £25, £15, £10 plus 4th prize of £6 if more than six in a class.
Horses and Teams: £10, £8 and £7.
Special prize for the best turnout in Class 7.
33 special prizes for ploughing.
The tent will open from 7 to 10 p.m. on the evening before the show and again at 8.30 a.m. on the day of the show for the staging of exhibits. Exhibits must be staged by 10 a.m. Judging is from 10.00 a.m. to noon.
Produce Show Prizes
1st £3, 2nd £2, 3rd £1.
23 special prizes for produce.
Entry fees in classes 19 to 56 and 59 to 91: 30p per entry.
Classes 57 & 58: £1.
Children’s classes 92 to 94: Free.
|Class 20||Crimped Corn|
|Class 21||Three Cobs of Maize|
|Class 23||Feeding Straw|
|Class 24||Maize Silage|
|Class 25||Grass Silage – Clamp|
|Class 26||Grass Silage – Bale|
|Class 27||Mixed forage ration – Dairy|
|Class 28||Mixed forage ration – Beef|
|Class 29||Most Impressive Vegetable|
|Class 30||Four Fodderbeet, any variety|
|Class 31||Heaviest Fodderbeet|
|Class 32||Face Pack of Eight Cauliflower – in a plastic tray|
|Class 33||Three Heads of Cauliflower|
|Class 34||Three White Potatoes – any one variety|
|Class 35||Three Bi-Coloured Potatoes – any one variety|
|Class 36||Three full Coloured Potatoes – any variety|
|Class 37||Nine Potatoes – any three varieties|
|Class 38||Three Heaviest Potatoes|
|Class 39||Bottle of Channel Island Milk, approx, 1 pint|
|Class 40||Bottle of Non Channel Island Milk, approx, 1 pint|
|Class 41||Three Hens’ Eggs – white|
|Class 42||Three Hens’ Eggs – brown|
|Class 43||Three Hens’ Eggs – tinted|
|Class 44||Three Hens’ Eggs -– any other colour|
|Class 45||Three Hens’ Eggs -– different colours|
|Class 46||Three Duck Eggs|
|Class 47||Hens egg- contents to be judged only (Judge to crack the egg)|
|Class 48||Jar of Mincemeat|
|Class 49||Wholemeal Loaf, approx. 1lb|
|Class 50||Four meat patties,shortcrust pastry|
|Class 51||Cornish Pasty – approx. 8″|
|Class 52||Four Almond Slices|
|Class 53||Blackcurrant Cheesecake|
|Class 54||Victoria Sponge,feather iced, jam filled|
|Class 55||Light Fruit Cake (set recipe – page 7)|
|Class 56||Novice class,(under rule 16) Sponge Sandwich, buttercream filled – fatless|
Young Farmers Clubs
Prizes for Classes 57 & 58: £10, £8 and £6.
Space allowed for Classes 57 and 58: six feet.
|Class 57||Best collection of farm crops, of not less than eight kinds, exhibited by a YFC. To be arranged and staged by the club members.|
|Class 58||Best collection of dairy and home produce, of not less than eight kinds, exhibited by a YFC. To be arranged and staged by the club members.|
|Class 59||Glass of Fruit squash|
|Class 60||Four assorted Bread rolls|
|Class 61||Four sausage rolls, (shortcrust pastry)|
|Class 62||Cornish Pasty, approx. 8″|
|Class 63||Four Flapjacks|
|Class 64||Cherry Cake (set recipe – page 7)|
|Class 65||Glass of Fruit Squash|
|Class 66||Four assorted Bread Rolls|
|Class 67||Four sausage Rolls, (shortcrust Pastry)|
|Class 68||Cornish Pasty, approx 8″|
|Class 69||Four Flapjacks|
|Class 70||Cherry Cake (set recipe – page 7)|
|Class 71||Three decorated Biscuits. (decoration only to be judged)|
|Class 72||Three Rock Buns|
|Class 73||Two 1lb jars light honey|
|Class 74||Two 1lb jars medium honey|
|Class 75||Two 1lb jars dark honey|
|Class 76||Two 1lb jars granulated honey|
|Class 77||The 2016 Ploughing Match and Produce Show at Cornhill Farm|
|Class 78||A Selfie|
|Class 79||Mining Heritage|
|Class 80||A Cornish Festival|
|Class 81||Through the Gap|
|Class 82||Not my Fault|
|Class 83||After school|
|Class 84||Beauty and the Beast (two photos)|
|Class 85||Any Hand Knitted Article, 4ply or thinner|
|Class 86||Any item of Needlework|
|Class 87||A Christmas Decoration|
|Class 88||A Metre of Bunting|
|Class 89||A Hand Made Flower|
|Class 90||A Farm Vehicle made of Vegetables|
|Class 91||A Doorstop, any media|
|Class 92||Five years and under: Coloured picture – in pen, pencil, crayon or paint.”Favourite Cartoon Character” (Not to exceed A4 size)|
|Class 93||Six to eight years: Coloured picture – in pen, pencil, crayon or paint. “Favourite Cartoon Character” (Not to exceed A4 size)|
|Class 94||Nine to eleven years: Coloured picture – in pen, pencil, crayon or paint. ” Favourite Cartoon Character” (Not to exceed A4 size)|