Excitement is mounting as we approach the 11th South West Winter Fair, to be held at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Monday 4th December. As in previous years entry to  the  show  is  free  to  the  public  and  a  large  crowd  to  encourage exhibitors  is expected.

Class  entries  this  year  are  good.   In  the  haltered  cattle  section  exhibitors  will
compete  for  the  £1000  championship  prize,  kindly  sponsored  once  again  by
Old  Mill  Accountants  and Financial Planners  and  Frome  Vale,  providers  of fallen stock  services. The  young  farmer  and  novice  class  looks  particularly strong  with seven entries.

All the unhaltered cattle classes, when cattle are shown in their pens, are sponsored by  the  Bridgwater  Agricultural  Society.    Thirty  three  cattle  are entered  across  six classes. In  addition to the £1050 offered  as  prize  money  by the  Bridgwater Agricultural Society, they will present glass decanters to the exhibitors of the highest placed steer and heifer bred and fed within twenty miles of the market. Forty  trios  of  lambs  will  compete  for  the  championship  award of  £250  kindly sponsored by Clarke Willmott solicitors.

Further classes for Lamb carcasses, pigs, sausages and Christmas poultry make up
the show.

A total of £7880 prize money has been offered by local businesses and competition will  be  keen. Show  Secretary  Adam Hayes  of  Greenslade  Taylor Hunt is  most grateful to all sponsors of the show this year.  “Without sponsors kind and generous support  we  would  not  be  able  to  attract  such  good entries. This  year  we  are  the penultimate  show  in  the  West  Country  and  are looking  to  celebrate  the  quality of stock produced in the region”.