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).  Get Adobe Reader

Ploughing Classes

Tractor Ploughs
Class Description
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)

 

Horse Ploughs
Class Description
Class 13 Plough 4’6″ breasts
Class 14 Breasts not to exceed 3’9″
Class 15 Balance Plough, breasts not to exceed 3’9″

 

Horse Teams
Class Description
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.

Prizes

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.

 

Produce Show

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.

Corn – to be exhibited in bags of 10kg each. Plastic bags will be provided at the show
Class Description
Class 19 Barley
Class 20 Crimped Corn
Class 21 Three Cobs of Maize

 

Hay & Silage – Quantity of each entry to be approx. 10kg
Class Description
Class 22 Hay
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

 

Roots
Class Description
Class 29 Most Impressive Vegetable
Class 30 Four Fodderbeet, any variety
Class 31 Heaviest Fodderbeet

 

Cauliflower & Potatoes
Class Description
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

 

Dairy Produce & Eggs – egg classes – one egg to be cracked
Class Description
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)

 

Cookery – all cookery exhibits must be covered with clingfilm
Class Description
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.

Young Farmers Clubs
Class Description
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.
YFC Over 18 Cookery. Restricted to YFC members over 18 years of age on the day of the show. All cookery exhibits must be covered by clingfilm
Class Description
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)

 

Under 18 Cookery. Open to any competitor under 18 years of age on the day of the show. All cookery exhibits must be covered by clingfilm
Class Description
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)

 

Under 11 Cookery. Open to any competitor under 11 years of age on the day of the show. All cookery exhibits must be covered by clingfilm
Class Description
Class 71 Three decorated Biscuits. (decoration only to be judged)
Class 72 Three Rock Buns

 

Honey
Class Description
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

 

Photography – colour prints:
Photos not to exceed 7″ x 5″. Mounts not to exceed 8″ x 6″
Class Description
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)

 

Handicrafts
Class Description
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
Childrens’ Section
Class Description
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)

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