THE WINNERS of field and livestock competitions near Ross-on-Wye were announced last week as locals were praised for their crops.

The judging of Harewood End Agricultural Society's (HEAS) annual competition took place on June 24 and 25, over two damp and wet days in south Herefordshire.

Toby Wenden of Wallis Farms was organiser of the judges, stewards and entries and succeeded in getting judges from many counties to come and visit the farms and crops entered.

The second day's judging finished with the prize giving, where there was fierce competition from the HEAS farmers for the 22 different trophies for the variety of classes and crops. Chairman Ben Drummond, opened the proceedings by welcoming over 120 adults, plus children and babies to his and his wife Abby's home.

He thanked the sponsors, NFU Mutual, Harrison Clark Rickerbys, Brightwells and RFM for their kind sponsorship of the event.

Some of the winners included EC Drummond Agriculture who were judged at the best managed agri-business, Hopes Ash Farm won the Newman Cosker cup for the best dairy heard and Cobrey Farms scooped trophies for best managed farm, best field of soft fruit, best alternative enterprise and best field of beans.