Suffolk Farm Business Competition - Cancelled

Due to the continuing uncertainty presented by Covid-19 and the likely impact on our community for the months ahead the Suffolk Agricultural Association has taken the decision to cancel its Farms Competitions this year (2021).

The Association does not take decisions like this lightly but its first priority is to protect human health.

All our efforts now focus on delivering the Suffolk Show (the 2022 Suffolk Show will take place on Tuesday 31 May and Wednesday 1 June, a change from the usual days/dates because of the planned Platinum Jubilee Bank Holidays) and to enable all our other activities to resume as soon as is safe to do so.

For any further information please contact: Helen Fomenko for all other enquiries.

The SAA remains grateful to the main sponsor of the competition- Savills and our long term category sponsors Hutchinsons, Barker Gotelee, RSM UK, CF Fertiliser, Fram Farmers and Stanfords - Colchester Livestock Market. We also welcomed Ashtons Legal, sponsors of a new category Best Farm Diversification.

The competition has three entry categories: Class 1 (up to 250 hectares), Class 2 (251-500 hectares) and Class 3 farms (over 501 hectares) It is also open to farm contractors so an owner can enter his farm which is run by a contractor for day to day operations. Contractors can enter their total business, comprising owned or hired land and any subsequent contract farming operations.

Farms are judged from first to third place in each category and winners receive a trophy. Special awards are given for Best Crop, Livestock Enterprise, Conservation and Farm Diversification.

Judges assess the whole business and management of the farms, including enterprise management, marketing, employment and investment strategy.  They also consider business sustainability of land occupation including product development, diversification and long-term development as well as the farm’s social and community involvement including local education, public land use or employment activities.

Suffolk Farm business competition in partnership with Savills

Savills Overall sponsor


Class 1 Kindly supported by Hutchinson

Class 2 Kindly supported by Barker Gotelee

Class 3 Kindly supported by RSM

Best Crop Kindly supported by CF Fertilisers

Best Conservation Kindly supported by Fram Farmers
Best Livestock Enterprise Kindly supported by Stanfords, Colchester Livestock Market
Best Farm Diversification kindly supported by Ashtons Legal