Show Description


1. Entries close strictly on Monday 21st August 2023. Telephone entries cannot be accepted. Entries will not be accepted unless remitted with full entry fees. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any entry without assigning a reason.
2. All classes are open except where otherwise stated.
3. The ages of all animals must be reckoned to 9th September 2023 unless otherwise stated. The DOB of all livestock must be stated on the entry form along with name, ear/reg no. & breed
4. If any statement in any entry may be found to be incorrect, such entry will be cancelled. A false statement in any entry may be dealt with by the Council, although there may not have been an objection lodged against such an entry.
5. All livestock brought to the Show must be in perfect health and should not have been in contact with any animal suffering from an infection or disease.. Stewards are authorised to remove any animal which, in the opinion of the Honorary Veterinary Officer, should not be on the showground. All livestock should have a stable and non aggressive temperament
6. The Show will be run in accordance with DEFRA rules and regulations. In particular, pregnant female animals will not be considered fit for transport if they have reached the latest stage of gestation (within 10% of the estimated time of the gestation before birth) and for a period of 1 week after giving birth. If you have any queries, contact your local Animal Health Office
7. Movement Licences, Passports and other documentation, which DEFRA or other regulatory body may require must be available on arrival of the animals at the Show. Any exhibitor not having these to hand will be asked to leave the showground immediately. The Agricultural Holding Number for the West Woodlands showground is 36/474/8000
8. Exhibitors are to be on site by 9.00 am on Show day and are asked to bring sufficient stockpersons for the number of animals they are bringing to the Show.
9. All exhibits must remain in their places on the showground until 4.00 pm on Show day. Movement after this time is at the Steward’s discretion Exhibitors must provide halters or chains for securing the same. The showground will be open to receive stock from 6.30 am on Show day. Exhibitors may bring stock on Friday 8th September AFTER 5pm if they wish (please indicate on the entry form). Stock on the showground overnight must be supervised.
10. Exhibitors are to bring their own frame and tarpaulin/cover. Straw can be supplied free of charge.
11. All exhibitors must comply with the Show’s Bio-Security policy which includes cleanliness of transport vehicles
12. All stock will be considered and treated as being in the sole Charge and custody of the exhibitor during the whole of the Show and every exhibitor or his assistant must be in charge of the same. The organisers will not be responsible for, and shall be indemnified against, or in respect of, any loss, damage or injury, arising from accident or any other cause to any persons, stock, vehicles or equipment.
13. The organisers of this Show have taken reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of everyone present. For these measures to be effective, everyone must take all reasonable precautions to avoid and prevent accidents occurring and must obey the instructions of the organisers, of icials and stewards.
14. Exhibitors showing cattle should familiarise themselves with the guidance set out in HSE Agriculture Information Sheet No 35, available from for bull handling - please note any bull being lead on the showground over 10 months old must be accompanied by TWO capable handlers at any time. All exhibitors should be familiar with DEFRA regs.
15. All competitors take part at their own risk. The landowners, organisers, sponsors or officials will not be responsible for any loss, damage, accident/ injury to owners, handlers, spectators, livestock or property/vehicle, however caused.
16. Objections must be made in writing within one hour of the incident accompanied by a deposit of £10.00 which is returnable if the objection is sustained.
17. Times of classes may vary on the day. Please keep an eye on your ring and check with your ring steward, not the Secretary, as entry fees will not be refunded.
18. Classes will be judged under the relevant Breed Society’s rules and regulations. The judges’ decision is final.
19. The organisers reserve the right to vary the order or composition of the schedule according to circumstances and to substitute other judges from those named or to make additional appointments as required. The organisers reserve the right to amalgamate or subdivide any class should numbers entered justify it.
20. The decision of the organisers on any point not covered by the rules is final.
21. All trophies, unless stated, are perpetual and are to be held for the period between Shows. Trophies are to be collected on Show Day from the Secretary’s Tent and must be returned clean, in good condition and in time for the 2024 Show. A £30 Deposit will be required for any trophies leaving the showground which will be refunded when the trophies are returned back to the Show Office.
22. The Frome Cheese Show is exempt from a pre movement TB Test.
23. The Society reserves the right to refuse an entry without giving any reason
24. The Society will not tolerate the admission of tranquilisers or other drugs which may affect performance of any animal either entered for competition or on display. The Society reserves the right to take samples. Any exhibitor in breach of this rule will be reported to the Organising committee & dealt with at their discretion as well as being reported to the relevant Breed Society
25. Exhibitors are responsible for acquainting themselves with the current DEFRA regulations including those on movement and isolation and must agree to comply with these.
26. All cattle must be trained to be halter led and to have proper halters on at all times. Exhibitors must ensure that bulls are under proper control at all times. Exhibitors must take responsibility for their stock at all times whilst on showground
27. Cattle for group classes can be selected on the showground but exhibitors must make the entry on the entry form and pay the required entry fee.
28. All entries in the dairy cattle classes are restricted to animals entered in the relevant herd book
29. No smoking in the Cattle lines
30. All cattle must be double tagged
31. Please ensure up to date passports are brought & movement paperwork completed
32. All cattle capable of being paraded will be required to do so, as directed by the stewards, in the livestock parade. Stewards reserve the right to withdraw any animal not deemed safe to parade.
33. tock on the showground overnight must be supervised. Exhibitors are to bring their own frame and cover.
34. Arrangements for machine milking will be available on the showground.
35. Cattle only to be washed in the lines provided.
36. Any artificial contrivance or device of any description found on or proved to have been used on an animal at any time whilst that animal is in the Showground, either for preventing the flow of milk or for any other improper purpose, will disqualify that animal from being awarded a prize, and any prize awarded prior to discovery will be forfeited. The instigator or the owner of the said animal may be prohibited from again entering the Stock for any of the Society’s Shows, for such period as the Society may see it. For the purpose of this regulation, the term “improper practice” shall be held to include setting of teats, and generally any other practice including tampering of their own or any other animal by the exhibitor or any person which results in the animal being shown other than in a natural state, and the Society reserves the right to have all animals inspected by the Society’s Veterinary Officer, either prior to, during or after Judging.
37. Please note, space is limited, if you are only bringing one animal, please try and share with another exhibitor.