Southwell Ploughing Match & Show

2022 show to be held at

Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire

Saturday 24th September 2022

Online entries are now closed, If you still wish to enter please contact Liz Stokes (Cattle and Sheep entry steward) Tel: 07749 861086


Closing Date for entries Friday 3rd September.


Classes may be entered online or by post using the entry form attached to the top of this page

Cattle and Sheep Secretary: –
Liz Stokes, Rectory Farm, Newark Road, Averham, Newark, Nottinghamshire. NG23 5QY – Tel: 07749 861086

Sponsorship towards these classes by:

Mr & Mrs John Burnett
Mr & Mrs Keith Robertshaw
Mr & Mrs Ian Sharman
Pedersen Contracting
Minster Veterinary Centre
Latham Farms Ltd.
Gonalston Farm Shop
Ravenshead Farm Shop
Thorpe Tilney Farm Foods

We are grateful for the support of:

The Butler Family for the loan of the scales and cattle crush
Empire Scaffolding for providing the tie rails for the cattle
Finning Cat Ltd for the loan of the generator
Griffins Dairy Equipment for supplying a milking machine
MCB Brothers Ltd for the loan of a mini digger and breaker
Mole Valley Farmers for the disinfectant

*An open sided marquee is provided for both beef and dairy cattle in line with DEFRA recommendations
*Stalls are provided free of charge and will be available for preparation from 3pm on the Friday.
*An outside tie rail will be made available for those competitors not wishing to use the marquee facilities. If required, please add a note to your entry form detailing your requirements.
*Stock may be brought to the Showground from 5.00pm on the day before the show. Milking facilities and lighting are provided.
*Please state intended day of arrival on the entry form.

The Show could not take place without a huge team of willing volunteers and committee members who give freely of their time and enthusiasm. The Society is very grateful for their continuing support.


Chief Steward: G. Clarke Esq.
Stewards: S. Anstey Esq., Miss A. Barton-Hanson, D. Buxton Esq., T. Cheetham Esq., Mrs. R. Dernie, B. Duffin Esq., I. Elston Esq., W. Farr Esq., R. Gibson Esq., N. Hodgson Esq., S. Marshall Esq., Mrs S Marshall, J. McAndrew Esq., G. Murtagh Esq., Miss K. Padgett, M. Padgett Esq., I. Sharman Esq., Ms E. Stokes, D. Tinley Esq., A. Twidale Esq., Miss M Twidale and T. Twidale Esq.

GENERAL RULES FOR BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE: in addition to the Show Rules
INSURANCE – All exhibitors MUST have a minimum liability insurance cover of £1million in place on the day of the show.

1. All Classes are open.
2. All Livestock should be penned by 8.30am for judging to commence at 9.30am.
3. All Livestock to have been the property of the Exhibitor for not less than 3 months prior to the Show.
4. All Cattle and Sheep must remain on the Showground until after the Grand Parade.
5. The Grand Parade will take place in the Main Ring at 3.15pm. (Subject to DEFRA Regulations)
7. Prize Money – and Appearance Money – will be paid out by the Cattle Secretary in the Cattle Marquee after the Grand Parade. All monies must be collected on show day or be forfeited.
8. Please state on Entry Form if animals are Exhibitor bred. Animals NOT declared on the entry form will not be eligible for the Special Prize.
9. DAIRY SECTION: If less than 3 entries in any Class in any of the Dairy Sections, the Classes will be amalgamated at the discretion of the Judge, and will be judged in the following order: –
A Best Maiden Heifer.
B Best Cow Dry and in Calf, and Best Heifer in Calf.
C Best Cow in Milk, and Best Heifer in Milk.
10. DAIRY SECTION: Cattle should not be milked until after judging (including all Championships).
11. All animals should be accompanied by a valid passport. Passports will be checked before 9.30am
12. Dress: Stockperson are expected to wear white coats when exhibiting animals.
13. Safety: It is a condition of entry that exhibitors conform to the requirements of the Society’s Safety Policy, of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and for ensuring that safe working practices are followed by themselves, their employees, Agents and Contractors. Exhibitors shall at all times comply with the instructions of the show officials. In particular, smoking in the Cattle Marquee is strictly prohibited.
14. Cattle handling: The Health and Safety Executive have issued notes of guidance in the subject of handling bulls. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to ensure that:
1) All bulls are fitted with a Nose Ring. Heifers in the Beef breeds must be shown with ‘Bull-dogs’.
2) A Bull pole must be attached to the nose ring and a rope or chain to be fitted to the halter.
3) It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide all handling equipment, and for the fitness and training of the handler.
4) Bulls must be attended at all times whilst the show is open to the public.
5) All cattle must be secured to the satisfaction of the stewards who shall have the power to exclude from the showground an unruly animal. Animals with a previous record of unruly behaviour should not be brought onto the showground.
15. All electrical equipment must be PAT tested. All cables must be unrolled before use.
16. Stock must be attended to at all times, including overnight.