Uttoxeter Agricultural Society
Home. Events. Newsletter. Contact. Gallery. Sponsors. Competitions. Results.

Part of Staffordshire and Birmingham Agricultural Society

Schedules

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society

UTTOXETER DISTRICT

Chairman: James Mackellar
Vice Chairman:  David Brookes

Hon General Secretary: Alex Mackellar

Telephone: 01889 270835   07813 478 133   Email: sasuttoxeter@hotmail.co.uk
Home Farm House, Chartley, Stafford,  ST18 0LN












Schedule for

Ploughing & Hedgelaying Match

INCLUDING AN OPEN HORSE PLOUGHING COMPETITION

AND OPEN HORSE SHOW  


by kind permission of Mr & Mrs David Rushton

Ashbarn Farm,Grindley Uttoxeter, ST18 0LS


SATURDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2012

at 9.00 am prompt


ENTRIES CLOSE ON SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012


PLOUGHING ENTRY FEE: £10.00

HEDGELAYING ENTRY FEE: £5.00


Refreshments - Free Car Parking - Public Admission £3 - Children Free

Interested,

but not confident that

you're good enough?

Why not come and find out

PLOUGHING

TRAINING DAY

on

Saturday 1st September 2012

commencing 9.30am

at

Turflands Farm

Foston, Derby DE65 5PT

in conjunction with

Burton District and Brailsford Ploughing Match

by kind permission of Mr A Critchlow

(Bring your own Tractor & Plough)

More details from the Secretary

Mr David Roobottom

Tel: 01889 564297

Mob: 07767 640 820

Email: d.roobottom@hotmail.com

Entries must be received by the closing date: Saturday 1st September 2012

No entries will be accepted after this date


Schedule of Prizes

TRACTOR PLOUGHING

Affiliated to the National Society of Ploughmen Ltd.


Secretary

Mr D Roobottom

19 New Road, Uttoxeter ST14 7DD


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP given by the Uttoxeter National Farmers' Union for

Annual Competition, to the Champion Ploughman of the Day out of the Reversible or Conventional Classes. To be held for 1 year.


THE HADLEY FARM CHALLENGE CUP given by T.V. Sale, Chairman 1983 and 1984, for the Best Ploughing by any competitor under 21 years of age. The cup to be won three times by the same competitor before becoming their property. Confined to the Uttoxeter District of the Society. To be held for 1 year.


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP given by the Uttoxeter Training Group for the Best

Novice Ploughing. Presented by the Chairman, Uttoxeter Training Group. To be held for 1 year.


NEW HOLLAND PLOUGHING AWARD arranged by Hallmark Tractors (Cubley) Limited, for the Best Ploughing by a competitor using a Ford, Fiat, or New Holland Tractor.


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP will be awarded for the Best Ploughing by a competitor in any Vintage Classes 5, 6, 7, & 8. for Annual Competition. To be held for 1 year.


KVERNLAND TANKARD to be awarded for the Overall Vintage Best Kept   Turn-Out Tractor and Plough in Class 5, 6, 7, or 8. To be held for one year.

TRACTOR PLOUGHING CONDITIONS

ENTRY FEE: £10.00


  1.  Entries to be made in writing to the Hon. Secretary by Saturday 1st September   2012. Telephone entries to be confirmed by signed entry form for each competitor.
  2. Any competitor, having entered who is unable to attend, must telephone the Senior Steward by 8.00am on the morning of the match at the latest.
  3.  All classes are open to any competitor but only one Class may be entered.
  4.  If any discrepancy arises with regard to the specification of the plough the  Steward's decision will be final with regard to the Class in which a competitor may  compete.
  5.  The area to be ploughed to be fixed by the Stewards.
  6.  Handwork is NOT allowed. Rolling of the opening split is NOT allowed.  Any contravention will be brought to the attention of the judge.
  7.  A Dead Furrow may be used if required.
  8.  Final Judging will commence at 1.30pm. Any competitor not completing  his ploughing by this time will lose points.


REVERSIBLE PLOUGHING CLASSES


  1. Competitors must plough a single opening Split (turned towards the lower numbered plot), which should extend 1 metre beyond headland mark and be left as ploughed.
  1. The opening split must be completed by 10.00am, when it will be judged. Competitors must wait until the Judge or Steward gives permission to continue ploughing.       2 and 4 furrow ploughs should plough 8 furrows,       3 furrow ploughs should plough 9 furrows, and 5 furrow ploughs should plough 10 furrows on the lower number, before proceeding to the higher number and ploughing back to the first furrow.
  2. ALL THE GROUND MUST BE PLOUGHED.
  3. Competitors with a vacant plot adjacent should set their poles where they would join their neighbour whilst the opening Splits are being judged.
  4. Depth of ploughing to be a minimum of 8" (200mm) achieved by the completion of the "start" and maintained until the final 2 runs.
  5. Maximum depth 9"


CONVENTIONAL AND VINTAGE PLOUGHING CLASSES


  1. Competitors must plough a double opening split which should extend 1 metre beyond the headland mark and be left as ploughed.
  2. The opening split must be completed by 10.25am, when it will be judged.
  3. Competitors must wait until the Judge or Steward gives permission to continue ploughing.
  4. After completing the "start" 11 or 12 furrows, competitors should proceed to the  higher numbered plot and plough the ground to their own start. Competitors with a vacant plot adjacent should set their poles where they would join their neighbour whilst the opening splits are being judged.
  5. Depth of ploughing for Conventional plough to be minimum of 6" (150mm) and for Vintage 5" (125mm). This depth must be achieved by the completion of the "start"  and  maintained until the "finish". (the "finish" is the last 8 furrows).


PLOUGHING CLASSES


Please note that the Fourth prize of £5 in each of the classes 1-5 will only be awarded if there

are 6 or more competitors ploughing that individual class on the day.


1  World Style


   For the Best Ploughing with a Conventional Plough Traditional System.................£30.00

   For the Second Best Ploughing with a Conventional Plough ....................................£20.00

   For the Third Best Ploughing with a Conventional Plough..........................................£10.00

   For the Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 with a Conventional Plough......£10.00

   For the Second Best Ploughing ditto .............................................................…    ..........£ 8.00


2  For the Best European Style Ploughing with ANY TYPE of one way plough


   (European System Reversible Plough) .........................................................................£30.00

   For the Second Best ditto.........................................................................…      ..   ..........£20.00

   For the Third Best ditto.........................................................................................…         .£10.00

   For the Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto................................................£10.00

   For the Second Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto..................................£ 8.00

NOTE - Classes may be adjusted depending on entries in Classes 3 & 4


3  For the Best Ploughing with a TWO, THREE or FOUR furrow, one way Plough


   (TraditionalSystem).......................................................................................…       ......£30.00

   For the Second Best ditto..........................................................................…     .......... £20.00

   For the Third Best ditto..............................................................................…     ............£10.00

   For the Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto............................................£10.00

   For the Second Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto..............................£ 8.00


4   For the Best Ploughing by a FIVE or MORE furrow, one way Plough


   (TraditionalSystem).............................................................................…          ..........£30.00

   For the Second Best ditto.......................................................................…  ..............£20.00

   For the Third Best ditto..........................................................................…  ................£10.00

   For the Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto.........................................£10.00

   For the Second Best Ploughing by a competitor under 21 ditto.............................£8.00

   For the overall Best Kept Turn-Out Tractor and Plough in any of the above classes.

   (Age of turn-out to be taken into consideration) .....................................................£10.00

   For the Second Best ditto..............................................................................................£ 5.00


Special Prize for any Young Farmer ploughing in any of the above classes 1 - 4 inc. YF, to

   hold a membership card and cards must be brought to the match.

   First ............ £20.00

   Second ...... £15.00

   Third ........... £ 8.00

   Fourth ......... £ 5.00

VINTAGE CLASSES

5   Vintage Tractor Ploughing, (Trailing Ploughs) Open for Vintage Tractors & Trailing Ploughs.

    For the Best Ploughing with a Vintage Tractor & Trailing Plough ....................... £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

6  "FERGIE" Class for Ferguson TE20 Tractor and Ferguson Plough.

    For the Best Ploughing by a Ferguson Tractor Plough ....................................... £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

7   Open Class for any Vintage Tractor and Mounted Plough (any make)

    For the Best Ploughing with a Vintage Tractor & Mounted Plough .................... £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

8   Novice Vintage Tractor Ploughing for any competitor who has never won a first prize

    in any Vintage Mounted Class or won 2nd or 3rd prize in the Vintage Mounted Class in

    The last 3 years of the Uttoxeter District Match.

    For the Best Ploughing by a Novice Plougher .................................................... £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

9   Classic Class - Any tractor & plough of a model that was in production between 1st

    January 1960 and 1st December 1969

    For the Best Ploughing with a classic tractor & plough ....................................... £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

10  Classic Tractor and Plough, reversible pre 1975

    For the Best Ploughing ........................................................................................ £30.00

    For the Second Best ditto ........................................................................................ £20.00

    For the Third Best ditto ............................................................................................ £10.00

Overall Vintage Best Kept Turn-Out Tractor & Plough (Age to be taken into consideration)

    For the Best Kept Turn Out ................................................................................. £10.00

    For the Second Best ditto .................................................................................... £ 5.00

Definition:

    Vintage - Any Tractor or Plough of a model that was in production before 31st December 1959.

    Classic - Any Tractor or Plough of a model that was in production between 1st January 1960 and 1st      December 1969.

    Any Novice competing in Classes 5, 6, 7 & 8 will not be eligible for points towards the      County Novice Ploughing Championship.


RULES OF THE COUNTY NOVICE PLOUGHING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012


First Prize £100 Second Prize £50 Third Prize £25


A.   The Competition is open to any competitor at the District Ploughing Match        who has never won a 1st Prize in      a reversible ploughing class in any       ploughing competitions.

B.  Any competitor wishing to be judged for the Novice Championship must      indicate on the entry form for the      District Ploughing Match for which he      or she is eligible

C.  Each District will be required to identify the best three novices at their      Ploughing Match that have entered the      County Novice Championship:

    The County Judge will then award points to each of the three competitors      based on their finished work.

D.. On completion of all the District Ploughing Matches the County Judge will      rank all competitors based on the number of points that he has

    awarded at the individual matches, prizes will be awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

E   A competitor may enter the County Novice Championship as many times as      he or she wishes by entering more than one DistrictPloughing Match.

F   Anyone eligible for County Novice competition must tick the entry form.


    Further information can be obtained from District Secretaries or the County     Office on 01785 258060

OPENING           Well cut, uniform and straight

20

START      (11 or 12 furrows) Uniform, level and straightness

20

SEED BED       Weed control and soil available

20

FIRMNESS       Firm, well packed furrows, no holes

20

UNIFORMITY     Clearly defined uniform furrows,                               straightness and no paring of furrows

20

FINISH                Uniform, shallow and straightness

20

INS AND OUTS    Neat, accurate and regular

20

GENERAL APPEARANCE    Workmanship and general                                       appearance of the whole plot

20

      JUDGES' METHOD OF SCORING


Conventional and Vintage Ploughing

Reversible Ploughs Class 2

OPENING             Well cut, uniform and straight

20

START           (8 or 9 furrows) Uniform, level and straightness

20

SEED BED          Weed control and soil made available

20

FIRMNESS          Firm, well packed furrows, no holes

20

UNIFORMITY     Clearly defined uniform furrows,                               straightness and no paring of furrows

20

JOINING FURROWS AND BUTTS

                               Neat, accurate with no dips or mounds

20

FINISH                  ( last 19 or 20 furrows) Uniform, shallow                                  and straightness

20

ACCURACY OF FINAL FURROW   Close to first furrows with                                no un-ploughed or re-ploughed land

20

INS AND OUTS    Neat, accurate and regular

20

GENERAL APPEARANCE    Workmanship and general                                       appearance of the whole plot

20

Classes 3 and 4

OPENING             Well cut, uniform and straight

20

START         (8,9or10 furrows) Uniform, level and straightness

20

SEED BED          Weed control and soil made available

20

FIRMNESS          Firm, well packed furrows, no holes

20

UNIFORMITY     Clearly defined uniform furrows,                               straightness and no paring of furrows

20

FINISH                  ( last 15 or 16 furrows) Uniform, shallow                                  and straightness

20

INS AND OUTS    Neat, accurate and regular

20

GENERAL APPEARANCE    Workmanship and general                                       appearance of the whole plot

20

FIXED PENALTY DEDUCTIONS


Two wheel marks                                      20 points penalty

Finish wrong way                                       20 points penalty

Depth Infringement                                    20 points per cm

                                                                less than specified depth

Rolling                                                       20 points penalty

Incorrect number of furrows                     20 points penalty

       in the finish

Failure to finish                                           2 points per minute

opening on time                                        or part minute over time

Failure to finish plot                                  10 points per minute

by finishing signal                                     or part minute over time

Failure to adhere to safety policy              Disqualification

NOTE:

Seedbed, firmness and uniformity cover the whole of the plot.        ie;.Start, furrows, butts and final 15 or 16 furrows

PLEASE NOTE AMENDMENTS TO THE HEDGELAYING

CONDITIONS REGARDING THE USE OF CHAINSAWS


HEDGELAYING MATCH


Commencing at 9.00am prompt


Secretary

Mr G Key

55 Heathway, Hatton, Derby DE65 5EP


ENTRIES CLOSE SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP presented by the late Sir Geoffrey Congreve Bart, DSO., will be awarded to the Champion Hedgecutter. To be held for one year.


J C WALKER SHIELD presented to the winner of Class 1, Champions Class. To be held for 1 year.


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP will be presented for the Best Hedgelaying by a competitor in Class 2, over 24 years of age. To be held for one year.


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP presented by the Uttoxeter Training Group for the Best Novice.

To be held for one year. Presented by the Chairman of the Uttoxeter Training Group.


A SILVER CHALLENGE CUP presented by the late Captain Kingscote for the Best Hedgecutter.Open to competitors in class 3. To be held for one year.


HEDGELAYING CONDITIONS


ENTRY FEE: £5.00 (CLASS 3 - FREE)


1    Entries to be made in writing to the Hon Secretary by SAT. SEPTEMBER 1st  2012.

     Telephone entries must be confirmed by signed entry form for each competitor.


2     Unless there are at least 5 competitors in each class, no more than three prizes        will be awarded.

3     If assistance of any kind is given to any competitor, he is liable to be disqualified.     No dead wood to be put in the hedge.


4    Anyone not completing his length by 2.00pm will lose points.


5    Competitors must comply with Health and Safety Regulations.


6     In respect of the use of CHAINSAWS the following requirements are for all        competitors:

  a)   The user should have sufficient length of experience or be able to show

        proof of training to a suitable standard for the type of work concerned.

        (The need for adequate training for safety purposes IS a legal requirement)

  b)   Personal protective equipment to current standards should be worn

         whenever the saw is operated, no matter how short the time or how

         infrequent that operation may be.

  c)   In any case where the stewards feel that these requirements are not being         complied with the competitor will be disqualified.

  d)   Entries for the competition are accepted on the understanding that all

        prospective competitors understand the above conditions and are

         agreeable to abiding by them at all times.

7        £10.00 to be given to competitors on completion of their section of hedge.

HEDGELAYING


1   CHAMPIONS - Open to previous winners of the late Sir Geoffrey Congreve

    Silver Challenge Cup and open to all competitors who have gained a 1st prize

    In class 2 twice or gained a 1st prize and a second prize in class 2, who shall      cut and lay the length of hedge in the best manner.


First Prize.................… ....... £40.00

Second Prize........................ £30.00

Third Prize............................ £20.00

Fourth Prize.......................... £15.00


2    Open to competitors over 24 years who shall cut and lay a length as Class 1


First Prize............................ £30.00

Second Prize........................ £20.00

Third Prize............................ £15.00

Fourth Prize.......................... £10.00


3    Open to competitors 24 years and under who shall cut and lay a length as       Class 1   FREE ENTRY


First Prize............................ £30.00

Second Prize........................ £20.00

Third Prize............................ £15.00

Fourth Prize......................... £10.00


Additional prizes will be awarded to any class with more than 10 competitors


CHAMPION PRIZE of £10.00 for the Best Hedgelaying in classes 1, 2, & 3.


A prize of £10.00 will be offered for the Best Growth of Hedge laid in 2011 in any of the above classes

Ploughing Secretary

Mr. David Roobottom

19 New Road, Uttoxeter,

ST14 7DD

Tel: 01889 564 297

Mob: 07767 640 820

Email: d.roobottom@hotmail.com                             

Hedgecutting Secretary

Mr. Geoff Key

55 Heathway, Hatton

Derby, DE65 5EP

Tel: 01283 814 890

Email: ckey@talktalk.net



OPEN HORSE PLOUGHING COMPETITION


Commencing 9.00am prompt


A competition open to competitors who shall plough in the straightest and best manner not less than 5 inches deep.


A leader will be allowed in the Horse Class and competitors may finish their furrow with one horse if they wish.


Each pair of horses competing, and deemed to have completed their work according to the rules and satisfaction of the stewards will receive expenses of £175.00.


Entries to be made in writing to the Hon. Secretary by SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012. No entry fee required.


First Prize - £20.00      Second Prize - £15.00       Third Prize - £10.00


For the Best Turned-Out Pair of Horses, including cleanest tackle and waggoners    - £10.00


OPEN HORSE PLOUGHING COMPETITION ENTRY FORM





Name of Competitor                                                                                                           


Address                                                                                                                            


                                                                                                                                         


Postcode                                             


Horses' Names                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                        


                                                                                                                                        



Please return this form to the Ploughing Secretary,

Mr David Roobottom, 19 New Road, Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 7DD


ENTRIES DEFINITELY CLOSE SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012


ENTRY FEE: £5.00



Name                                                                                                                              



Postal Address                                                                                                             


 


                                                                                                                                                                                                           




Date                                              Tel.No                                                                     



Please state age if under 24 years                                                                          


I have read, understood and will abide by the conditions of the

Hedgelaying Competitions


               Signature                                                                                               


Please return to

        The Secretary:   Mr G Key, 55 Heathway, Hatton, Derby, DE65 5EP

Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society


UTTOXETER DISTRICT


HEDGELAYING ENTRY FORM


Please return entry forms to the Secretaries only


Entries definitely close on SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012




CLASS



Please Tick the Class Entered


CARE

Please check schedule for correct class entry

and to ensure you have read the hedgelaying

conditions regarding the use of CHAINSAWS.

Anyone not complying with Health & Safety Regulations will be unable to compete.

CLASS 1

CHAMPS

ETC



CLASS 2

OVER

24 YEARS



Novice


FREE

CLASS 3

24 YEARS

& UNDER




Our thanks go to the following sponsors who kindly support us


Abbots Feeds Ltd.   Acresbrook,   L H Aerials,    Agri & Garden,   Agrii,   Aid Fuel Oils,   AIS Ltd,    AJP Fabrications,   Alkmonton Tractors,   Angus Mackinnon,    Atkin Farms,   B & B Tractors,   Bagshaws,  T.R. Ball,   Barclays Bank,   M J Barrett Constructions,     B & C Washing Machines,   B.D. Fuels,    Stuart  Benger & Co.  Bentley Insurance,    J. A. Bloor Agri Services,   N. J. Boulton & Son,   Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors,  J. Bowler Agricultural,    D. Boden,    Esq. J. Ede Esq.   Brooks Butchers,   Morris Corfield Machinery,    C & R Transport ,  CLA Risk Assessment,    Country Link, Derbyshire,    Dean Statham Wealth Management,  Denstone Farm Shop,   David Eaton Tractors,  Draycotts.com,  Eaton & Hollis,   Edbro Agserv,   Emo Fuel & Oil,   Farmcare Insurance,   J G Farm Supplies,    Firs Farm Nursery,    Flowgro,   Foinaven Asset Management,  Frontier,   T. Fountain,    GLW Feeds,    R.P. George Ltd,   Glenthorne Veterinary Group,   Gladfield & Crudas,   Goodings Electrical,    Goodwin Farm Services,   Hallmark Tractors,   Jeff Harrison,    Hatton Tyres,    Harvey Hughes Independent Rural Consultants,  Hinson & Parry,     Howsons,   Jackson Marquees,   lan James Financial Services,    Johnson Fencing Ltd.     Johnsons of Cheadle,   J. Heath & Son,   G. Key Esq.   KO Machines,   Mary Mays Flowers,    Masstock Arable Ltd,   NWF Ltd,   NFU Mutual,   Peake Plant Transport.   Nigel Phillips,   J S Quality Meats,   ReSo,    David. Rushton Machinery,   RVT Tractors,    T.G. Sargeant & Sons,   JE & JM Salmon Agriculture Contractors,   Chris Seabridge & Associates Ltd.    M.G. Simister & Son,    P. Slaney Ltd.    South Staffordshire College,   Staffordshire County Showground,     Staffordshire Farm Supplies,    Stone Tyre Repairs,   Strawberry Garden Centre,    D.A. Stubbs,         P Swinson,   WP & JA Talbot Electrical Contractors,    Timo’s Hog Roast,   Tippers Bathrooms & Kitchens,   Tithebarn Supplement Specialists,    Mr & Mrs R Tonge,  Triple H,   J. Tunicliffe Esq.  Twine Clothing,   Vital Business Communications,   F Watson & Sons,    RBA Wealth Management,   PW  Wilcox & Sons Haulage,   Wynnstay Stores




                                     

                              


Staffordshire & Birmingham Agricultural Society


UTTOXETER DISTRICT


TRACTOR PLOUGHING ENTRY FORM


Please return entry forms to the Secretaries only.


ENTRIES DEFINITELY CLOSE ON SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2012


CLASS

Tick  Class

Entered

No. of furrows

on plough

(must be completed

for Reversible Classes)

YF


Class 1 World Style





Class 2 European

Any Type one-way plough




County Ploughing

Novice


Class 3

2, 3, 4 Furrow




County Ploughing

Novice


Class 4

2, 3, 4 Furrow




County Ploughing

Novice



Class 5

Vintage Ploughs TRAILING



Class 6

Vintage Ploughs "Fergie



Class 7 Open Class

Vintage Ploughs Mounted



Class 8 Novice

Vintage Ploughs Mounted



Class 9 Classic

Classic Tractor & Plough



Class 10

Classic pre 1975


ENTRY FEE: £10.00







Name                                                                                                      


Postal Address                                                                                        


                                                                                                               


Date                                 


Tel. No.                                         


Make of Tractor & plough                                                                            

I have read, understood and will abide by the conditions of the Ploughing Competitions


State Age if Under 21                             

Please return to The Secretary
 
Mr D Roobottom, 19 New Road, Uttoxeter ST14 7DD




Mobile                                                


Signature                                                                


Telephone Number                                                




2016
Click for
Ploughing
&
Hedge laying
Schedule
&
Horse Ploughing
Entry Form

Please note this PDF is in
The Printers Format ie
Not in page order


This page to be updated


2016
Click for
Tractor Ploughing
&
Hedge laying
Entry Forms
as PDF


2016
Click for
Tractor Ploughing
&
Hedge laying
Entry Forms
as PDF


2016
Click for
Ploughing
&
Hedge laying
Schedule
&
Horse Ploughing
Entry Form

Please note this PDF is in
The Printers Format ie
Not in page order


This page to be updated