livestock competitions

livestock competitions


Our one day rural show offers breeders a friendly and traditional livestock competition. On this page you will find contact details for all livestock competitions, as well as schedules and entry forms which you can download.

See the visitors page for directions to the showground, and please note the important access and parking details below.

Due to TB and bTB restrictions, no camelids will be allowed on the showground.

Cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and fur & feather

Please note the following.
Showground CPH holding No. 28/726/8002.


Livestock entrance is on Brandon Road, Watton.
After unloading, all vehicles must be moved to Exhibitors’ Parking.
Vehicles may come and go from Exhibitors’ Parking during the show.
Judging will only commence when all vehicles and trailers are off the main showground.
Vehicles will not be allowed back onto the showground before 5pm.
No animals may leave the showground before 5pm.

The Supreme Champion animal from each section (cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, dogs, poultry, fur and feather) competes at the end of the show for the show’s Champion of Champions Norman Sculfer Memorial Silver Salver and £250 kindly sponsored by Wayland Farms Ltd.

If you are planning on entering any livestock at the Wayland Show:
• Please download and read the Livestock Conditions of Entry which are found in the Livestock Schedule. You must adhere to these conditions and you will be bound by them, so please read them before entering the Show.
• Please also download and complete the Bio Security Register and return it with your entry form.


With the Wayland show being one of the first agricultural shows of the year, we are focusing on classes being held for all young cattle. It’s always a great opportunity for young heifers and young bulls to gain experience of attending a one day show before attending any larger shows around the UK.

Our cattle classes also include the very popular Young Handler classes with an opportunity for any 15 – 21 year olds to gain a place in the Young Stock Person of the Year competition held at the Winter Stock Festival, Peterborough in November. The Wayland Show will be one of the first shows across the country to qualify for this competition.

Contact information:

Secretary: Kirsty Oakes
Telephone: 07779 774884


2020 Cattle entry form is available to download here:

Cattle Entry Form 2022

The Cattle Schedule is included in the 2020 Livestock Schedule which is available here:

Livestock Schedule 2022

The 2020 Wayland Show Bio Security Register is available to download here:

Bio Security Register 2022

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The Wayland Show is an ideal opportunity for livestock handlers to introduce their animals to the show circuit in a relaxed and friendly fashion at our one day Show. There are classes for all breeds of sheep.


We are delighted to announce that the Wayland Show is the first qualifier of the new season for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) Young Shepherd of the Year. Wayland Show joins approximately 20 prestigious shows throughout the UK which gives our young shepherds an opportunity to compete for a place in the Young Shepherd of the Year Final taking place in the Autumn.

Contact information:

Secretaries: Gail Sprake / Tricia Newman
Telephone: 01986 782416 / 07885 777921


The 2022 Wayland Show Sheep Schedule and Entry Form is available to download here:

Sheep Entry Form 2022
Livestock Schedule 2022
Bio Security Register 2022

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As part of the improvements to this year's show we are really pleased that the goat section will be recognised by the British Goat Society and run in line with the BGS rules and regulations, as well as being judged by one of the BGS' national judges. This means there will be a milking competition alongside the normal show classes and the opportunity for exhibitors to compete for national awards.


Secretary: Jo-Anne Lamb
Telephone: 01493 369018


2020 Goat entry form including the Goat detail form is available to download here:

Goat Entry Form 2022 (page 1 of 2)
Goat Entry Form 2022 (page 2 of 2)

The Goat Schedule is included in the full 2022 Livestock Schedule which is available here:

Livestock Schedule 2022

The 2020 Wayland Show Bio Security Register is available to download here:

Bio Security Register 2022

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The pig competition is your chance to get up close to a range of both traditional and new breeds of pig. Our small but friendly pig competition is open to all breeds. Classes are just divided into coloured pigs and white pigs, and not by breed. East Anglia has the largest number of pigs of any area in the UK, and provides employment for large numbers of people. The light soils and low rainfall of the Breckland area are ideal for keeping pigs outside. A popular class during the judging is the Young Handler’s Class, which is an opportunity for young people to show their skills in handling and showing a pig in the judging ring. Judging starts at 10am, but if you miss that the pigs are there all day in their pens, and some will be paraded during the Livestock Grand Parade in the Main Arena around 4pm.


Secretaries: Peter Reeder BEM / John Blackburne
Telephone: 01379 687273 / 01760 756219


Pig exhibitors please note that you must use the eAML2 pig movement system for this year’s show.
This is provided below here:- eAML2 guide for show grounds

Pigs Entry Form 2022
2022 Livestock Schedule 
Bio Security Register 2020

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Secretary: Jordan Stone
Telephone: 07918 698819

BioSecurity information, 2020 Schedule and entry forms will available to download here as soon as they are available.
Egg entry form 2020
Waterfowl and poultry entry form 2020
Waterfowl, poultry and egg classes Schedule 2020
Biosecurity Information for Participants 2020

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The Wayland Agricultural Show is organised by The Wayland Agricultural Society CIC, a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee and Registered in England and Wales.

Number 6146613. VAT Registration Number 186 3950 70.

Registered Office 4b Church Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4DD. Copyright © 2020 Wayland Agricultural Society CIC

contact us

We are currently updating contact information for the various show sections so please send your query in the first instance to our secretary Claire Bowes.

Wayland Agricultural Society Secretary
Broom Hall, Richmond Road
Saham Toney, Thetford, Norfolk
IP25 7EX
Tel: 07789 796937

our main sponsors

The Taste of Suffolk