Cotswolds farmers came together to show off the results of their summer cultivation skills at the Moreton Show Fodder Crops and Cereals competition, sponsored by Tayler & Fletcher.

Competition was fierce as the hay, straw and silage was displayed at The Fox Inn in Broadwell in readiness for the two judges, Philip Smith from the grain and seed merchants, Western Arable and John Burcher, an Arlingham farmer and a former chairman of the Gloucestershire Fruit and Grain Society.

Philip Smith said: "This competition is a great opportunity for local farmers to get together but they are always very competitive.

"It’s all part of the improvement and development that shows like Moreton encourage.

"Moreton Show society has an important role to play in bringing the town and country together and showing how well farmers manage the countryside."

Prizewinner Simon Gardner, of Guiting Manor Farms Ltd, said: "It’s a great competition between farmers and creates plenty of banter.

"The 2018 harvest was easy for farmers, it was dry and we had no drying costs.  But sadly, with the dry spell, our yields were down."

The successful farmers will receive their trophies at Moreton Show’s Farms and Crops prize giving evening at the Fosseway Garden Centre on March 6. Next year’s Moreton Show is on Saturday, September 7.

Full results,


19 Malting Barley

1st & 2nd place A D Brain & Son

3rd Mr R. Jackson


20a Stored Milling Wheat

1st W.R. Haines (Leasow Farms) Ltd.

2nd Guiting Manor Farms Ltd

20b Stored Other Wheat

1st Mr & Mrs R & J Baldwyn

2nd W.R. Haines (Leasow Farms) Ltd.

3rd Mr R. Jackson


26a Grass Silage Clamp

1st C W Smith & Son

2nd Mr H Smith & Son

3rd Mr Keith Oughton

26d Big Bale Silage

1st Mr Keith Oughton

2nd C W Smith & Son

3rd Mr R. Jackson

26e Big Bale Haylage

1st W.R. Haines (Leasow Farms) Ltd.

2nd C W Smith & Son

3rd Mr Keith Oughton

27a Seed Hay

1st C W Smith & Son

2nd Mr & Mrs R & J Baldwyn

3rd Mr R. Jackson

27b Meadow Hay

1st Mr R. Jackson

2nd Mr Keith Oughton

3rd C W Smith & Son

27c Cereal Straw

1st Guiting Manor Farms Ltd

2nd A D Brain & Son

3rd Mr & Mrs R & J Baldwyn.