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Helston & St Keverne YFC Annual Ploughing Match

This year, on Saturday 10th September, the Helston & St Keverne YFC Annual Ploughing Match will be raising money for The Headland Unit and The Urology Clinic at Treliske – with free entry and carparking, there’s no reason not to come along and support this charitable event.

This all-day fun event will be held at Higher Nansloe Farm, Helston, TR13 0SB, courtesy of the Benney family.


Helston& St Keverne Ploughing Match
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Entries have now closed for the competition, but you can still cheer for your favourite tractor.  As well as the traditional ploughing competitions, there are five different classes in the Tractor Pull to keep you entertained, as well as sheaf-pitching.


Helston& St Keverne Ploughing Match

Throughout the day, there will be a barbecue serving sizzling burgers and bacon baps.  Leave some space in your tummy, and treat yourself to a delicious cake from the Domestic Tent which will also be housing beautiful flowers, crafts, photos, and the entries for the farm produce competition.

Spend some time admiring the Vintage Tractor section – including the best Original, and Best Restored.

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When the ploughing is over, the day is still far from done.  If you have a good eye for a shot (or even if your don’t), there is the opportunity to take part in the a clay pigeon shoot.


Round off your day by dancing at the disco – as they say on their website, “There ain’t no party like a Young Farmers Party!”


Follow this link to their Facebook page or click here to see their poster.


Launceston Show

Launceston Agricultural Show  – 28th July 2016

The 2016 Launceston Agricultural Show is to be held on Thursday the 28th of July.  This one-day event is held 3 miles west of Launceston at Kennards House.

Launceston Show dates back to 1887, and in its early days was widely known as an equestrian event.  Today, as well as the traditional exhibitions of horses, cattle and sheep, visitors can expect to find theatre, crafts, and over 150 different trade stands.


Launceston Show is open to the public from 9am until 6pm. Entrance to the show costs £10 for an adult; and£3 for children aged 5-16 years. Children under the age of 5 are entitled to free entry.

Getting there

FREE BUS SERVICE runs from Westgate Street to the Show Field. The bus leaves Westgate Street at 10am, 12noon and 2pm, returning at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm.

FREE CAR PARK. Kennards House is just off the A30, and signs are in place for all major routes. The postcode is PL5

 What’s On

Thursday’s Launceston Show looks to be the biggest and best yet. There is something for everyone, cattle, sheep, horses, trade stands, entertainment, food, music, dance, what more could you want?

Yealmpton Show

Yealmpton Show – 27th July 2016

Always held on the last Wednesday in July, Yealmpton Show is one of the best on-day shows in the south west. There is always much to see throughout the show ground with horses, cattle, sheep and goats all on display, as well as the Countryside Marquee. A visit to the home-craft and horticultural areas is a must, as is the dog show and pet tent. In 2015 the food hall proved to be a huge success, promoting West Country suppliers from fish products to country meats, and dairy to cupcakes and fudge.


Gates are open at 8.30am and the event runs until 6pm.

The ticket prices for 2016 are:
Adults: £10.00
Children (Age 5-15): £4.00
Children (under 5): Free

The parking fees for 2016 are:
Main show field: £6.00
Outer field: Free

Disabled parking has been set aside by the Show Field entrance gate. Disabled parking is available for badge holders.  This space is limited and although every effort will be made to assist, there is no guarantee of a position.

Getting there

The address of the show ground is Kitley Lawns, Yealmpton, near Plymouth, PL8 2NN.

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From Plymouth, take the A379 from Elburton, through Brixton. On approaching Yealmpton, turn right hand just after Kitley House Hotel and follow the Show signs.

From Exeter and the A38. Leave the A38 Devon Expressway at the Smithaleigh Junction. Pass the filling station, and at the junction turn left, and left again. Follow this road for approximately 4 miles into the village of Yealmpton. At the junction, turn right onto the A379 and proceed out of the village passing Riverford Farm Shop. Turn left just before Kitley House Hotel and follow the show signs.

What’s on

From a Countryside Marquee, to Food Hall, and from Cakes and Handicraft to Diggers and Tractors, there is plenty at Yealmpton Show for everyone, young and old to enjoy.

There are two rings, the Main Ring and the Countryside Arena which are packed full of entertaining things for all to see and enjoy.

Click Attractions & Features to find out what you can do at the show.
Click Main Ring for the timetable of events – make sure you don’t miss your favourite exhibits!

Liskeard & District Agricultural Show

It’s showtime!

July is such a busy month for Agricultural Shows, and it kicks off with Liskeard & District Agricultural Show – one of the biggest in the South West!

This year, the Liskeard show will be held on Saturday the 9th of July.  As ever, the show will be held at The Showground, Merrymeet.

Of course, the team from Truro Tractors will be there.  Make sure stop by the stand and say “hi.”  Just look for the blue tractors!  This year the Truro Tractors stand will feature:

  • New Holland tractors T5, T6, and TD5
  • Lely mower
  • Bomford – topper and a hedge-trimmer
  • Honda TRX420 quad bike
  • Kawasaki Pro DX Mule – new for 2016!


Access & Admission

There will be a free bus service running regularly from Liskeard starting at 9am; and from Callington at 9.30am.

Adult tickets cost £10. Tickets for children aged 5 to 15 years cost £4. Under 5s get free entry.  A family ticket which covers to adults and two children is available for £22

You can get your free advance ticket by becoming a member, which also includes parking on the showfield and access to the Members Area where you can purchase a lunch at a reduced rate.

What to see

Liskeard Show has always had a wide selection of high quality entries in the large animal classes. You can also see small animals, a companion dog show, donkeys, poultry, fruit, vegetables and flowers.

Main ring attractions include galloping acrobatics, a clown show, the Arrow Barrow display team, vintage tractor display, a donkey derby, Mell Brooks’ gundog display, and the Vander Brothers Duo Wheel.

Vander Brothers Duo Wheel

For more details visit the show’s website

Event Start Date: 09 Jul 2016 08:00

Event End Date:  09 Jul 2016 22:00

Location: Merrymeet, Liskeard, PL14 3LE

The show site is clearly signposted from the A390, the Liskeard to Callington Road. There are numerous displays; special events; competitions; entertainments; trade stands; fairground attractions and side shows.

Marquees are provided for teas; bars; crafts; stalls and for smaller animals and poultry.

There is plenty of car parking, and lots of places to picnic or buy lunch and snacks.

NH T7 Heavy Duty and Onboard 360 Apps


New Apps for the NH T7 available now

Had you stopped by the Truro Tractors stand at Royal Cornwall Show this year, you may have seen the New Holland T7 Heavy Duty.

This beast of a machine has more power, more comfort, more efficiency, and more versatility than your standard T7.  If you didn’t get a chance to hop on board at RCS, you can click here to download a brochure… or if you have a smart phone, have a go on the the apps, specially created by New Holland to let you share in the T7 Heavy Duty experience.

New Holland T7 Heavy Duty Range and Onboard 360 apps are available now in the iTunes store and Android market, for free.  Both apps have been very highly rated by users who have already downloaded them and offer a great perspective on using the New Holland T7 or the CX8 Combine.

Two new interactive apps are ready to download for your iOS and Android devices including iPhone and iPad versions:

  • T7 Heavy Duty Range app
  • OnBoard 360 app


T7 Heavy Duty Range App  (rated 4.7 out of 5)

Dicon_t7hd_appiscover all the features, benefits and applications of the brand-new T7 Heavy Duty models.

The first section of the app leads through a walk around of the tractor, outlining the main features.

The second section, called “On Board”, takes the user into the cab and highlights all elements of the ergonomic layout, the seat and suspensions, the automations that contribute to the exceptional comfort.

The third section, “At Work”, explains all the benefits linked to the tractor’s performance, such as the power and fuel efficiency of the engine, the manoeuverability and agility made possible by the structural engine and narrow turning angle.

All the features are brought to life with informative text, beautiful images and reporting videos.

OnBoard 360 App (rated 4.8 out of 5)

icon_t7hd_app_onboardThe 360 app will transport users virtually on board the new CX8 combine or T7 Heavy Duty tractor in the field. They will be able to walk around, view highlights of the machine’s main features; climb on board, drive, even simulate operating the machine in the field and understand how they can make their work easier and more efficient,– a truly immersive 360-degree experience.OnBoard360_phone_viewer

Where to get your free app

iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Android devices

If are interested in trying or buying the New Holland T7 Heavy Duty, please call your local depot of Truro Tractors

Chacewater 01209 821444
Wadebridge 01208 815815
Treburley 01579 371133


Open Farm Sunday

Celebrating Farming and Food

Open Farm Sunday 2015, was a huge success with hundreds of farms across the country opened their gates welcoming 250,000 visitors.

This year’s date is 5th June 2016 and across the south west you can visit farms including:

Visit a Farm

On the Open Farm Sunday website you can search for a farm near you which is taking part.  Choose from farms offering hosted tours, or Meet the Animal experiences.  Perhaps you’d prefer a self-guided walk and to buy some farm-fresh produce.  Search for your local participating farm, and see what they have to offer.

There will also be a Photography Competition – submissions are judged by experienced industry professionals, and first prize is £100 Asda gift card.

Open My Farm

Visit the website for Open Farm Sunday to find out how you can take part as a farmer.  Feedback each year shows that Open Farm Sunday has a real, positive impact raising the profile of the industry and bringing communities together.

Keep up to date with our Open Farm Sunday news by signing up to our newsletter here.

Open Farm Sunday is managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), for more about their work go to

Getting Ready to Show at Royal Cornwall

Only two weeks to go until we see you all at Royal Cornwall Show!  The showground up at Wadebridge is always a fun and busy weekend, but if you were wondering how on earth you are going to find Truro Tractors in among all the other exhibitors, well…  here is a hand map:

Royal Cornwall map

This year, Truro Tractors will be located on stand number 436 – pretty much in the same area as last year – and easily identified by the flashing “TT”.

This year the show dates are from Thursday the 9th of June, until Saturday the 11th.  Previous shows have been a bit windy, or extremely rainy… check out the weather forecast for 2016.


We’re not making this up!  Sunshine, temperatures of 14ºC, and just a light breeze.  You can confirm this information for yourself.

Truro Tractor is bringing more machines than ever.

Look out for the special delivery of a New Holland T7 Heavy Duty.

New for 2016, the Kawasaki Pro DX will also be at the show.

Data Cut

The Bomford Flailbot is a remotely operated track mower for challenging terrain, and Truro Tractors will be bringing it to Royal Cornwall too.


As well as these exciting new machines, Truro Tractors will be exhibiting a range of Honda quad bikes; New Holland tractors from the Boomer up to the T7.200 and Heavy Duty models, inlcuding the Blue Power line; a New Holland LM635 telehandler; more mowers from Lely and Bomford… the list goes on!  And we haven’t even mentioned the ride-on mowers, chainsaws and other horticultural machinery that will be on show.

If you can’t wait for Royal Cornwall Show to come around, call your local depot of Truro Tractors today and come and see what we have to offer.

Truro Tractors Chacewater Truro Tractors Wadebridge Truro Tractors Treburley
Cox Hill Units 1 & 2 Unit 4
Chacewater Trenant Industrial Estate Treburley Industrial Estate
Truro Wadebridge Treburley
TR4 8LY PL27 6HB PL15 9PU
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Devon County Show

Devon County Show

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, and Saturday 21st May 2016

Devon County Show will be held at Westpoint Arena, Clyst St Mary, Exeter.
From Thursday 19th – Saturday 21st May 2016.

Truro Tractors will not be exhibiting at Devon Country show,
but don’t let that stop you having a  Grand Day Out!

Free car parking
Free entry for under 5s

Y14ou can buy discounted tickets online

Up to two children aged 5-15 years are free on Saturday 21st May when accompanied by a paying adult.*

Tickets are valid for one day only.

  • Adult aged 16-60: £17.50 (£20)
  • Adult – over 60:    £16       (£18)
  • Child aged 5-15:      £7*        (£8)
  •  Family day ticket:  £50
    (2 Adults and 3 Children)
  • Show Partnership Offer: £20

    Valid THURSDAY or FRIDAY. A valid code required.

Enjoy the very best food, farming, and fun

  • Shetland Pony Grand National
  • Bolddog Lings Motocross Stunt Team
  • Livestock & Poultry:  There will be around 1,400 sheep, more than a 1,000 horses and hundreds of goats, cavies and poultry.
  • Sheep Shearing Theatre: All-action sheep shearing at this purpose built-facility which hosts fast-paced competition.
  • Make a beeline for the fantastic bees & honey marquee and see how the bees behave in the hive, taste different types of honey and try some candle rolling.
  • The Grand Parade of Livestock on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

The huge variety of competition ranges from show jumping to scurry driving, the inter-hunt relay, private driving and the Concourse D’elegance not forgetting the Pony Club games.  Top quality show jumpers are expected to be out in force as well as young amateurs.

Credit: Geoff & Tordis Pagotto – Devon County Show 2015

Everywhere you turn there is something going on!

  • Top class equestrian section – show-jumping, horse showing and demonstrations
  • Pedigree dog show
  • David Kennard’s Farmyard Tales
  • Meirion Owen & his dogs and ducks
  • Country life and Woodland area – fishing, falconry & fun!
  • Music at the bandstand
  • Fast and furious sheep shearing – click here for our YouTube short film
  • Sparks fly in the metalwork and shoeing forges – click here for our YouTube short film
  • Three miles of trade stands offering a wealth of goods
  • Huge BBC feature
  • Army displays
  • Historic steam engines & vintage vehicles
  • A rolling programme of music in the bandstand
  • Fairground including the NEW Devon ‘Eye’

Crafts & Gardening Pavilion

Step inside and be transported to Devon’s best garden nurseries and craft workshops.  The large number of craft trade stands offers a wide variety of gifts, crafts and home-style goods made here in Devon.




For Children

Titan The Robot – Credit: Devon County Show
  • Shetland Pony Grand National (riders aged )
  • Freestyle motocross stunt team Bolddog Lings
  • Titan the comedy robot (Friday & Saturday)
  • The Sheep Show –  YouTube video taster
  • Demonstrations of working sheepdogs
  • Sheep shearing – YouTube short film
  • Poultry, rabbits, pigeons and guinea pigs
  • Bees and honey – including spot the queen bee and make a candle
  • Children’s Farm with lots of hands on activities
  • Flower & garden junior competitions
  • Falcons and ferret racing
  • Fairground fun
  • Coastal Recycling’s Wheelie Wild Trail – school-decorated recycling bins at key locations



Trade Stands

From wellies to woollies, socks to speed boats, cars to handicrafts, there is something that’s sure to tempt every shopper.  Better still, ‘Show Specials’ are cheaper than the usual retail prices.


For more information, schedules and entry forms, click here to visit the Devon County Show website.


Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter


Scorrier & Chacewater District Horse Show

Scorrier & Chacewater District Horse Show

Saturday, 14 May 2016

The annual Scorrier and Chacewater District Horse Show & Gymkhana is held at Higher Callestick Farm, Penhallow, Truro TR4 9NG by the kind permission of Mr J Trenerry.  Please note that the date for this year’s show has been brought forward, as it usually occurs in June. 

 Scorrier and Chacewater was originally two shows – and combined at the end of the 1980’s.  They have been on their present ground for some 20 years now.  The show is affiliated to the British Showjumping Association, and runs 4 rings – one for British Showjumping, one for unaffiliated jumping, one for showing of horses and ponies, and the fourth is for fun classes and gymkhana – the Handy Pony is always popular.

The show likes to make a donation to local charities, the Cornwall Air Ambulance has been a recent one for a few years.

There is a First Aid Paramedic on site.  Please note £1 surcharge to each competitor for First Aid.

Events this year include:

Show Secretary:  Miss Liz Wilson, Railway View Farm, Carnhot, Chacewater, Trruo TR4 8AP Tel:  01872 560094

Sponsorship Secretary: Ms Sue Ferris, Little Latchets, The Terracee, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8LT. Tel: 01872 560926

Dates For Your Diary

Agricultural Show dates in the Truro Tractors’ vicinicty

It’s shaping up to be a busy season with lots of great agricultural shows to attend, and if you are hoping to take part, you’d better pull your wellies up and get those entry forms completed.

Truro Tractors will be sponsoring prizes at several shows this year, including Scorrier, Royal Cornwall, and Liskeard.  Drop by our stand at any of the shows we are attending – we will be bringing New Holland Tractors, and Honda quad bikes, as well as other farm and garden machinery you will definitely want to grab a Show Special bargain on.

Show Date          Event

14 May 2016        Scorrier & Chacewater Horse Show *

19-21 May 2016  Devon County Show

5 June 2016         Open Farm Sunday

9 -11 June 2016  Royal Cornwall Show  Truro Tractors exhibiting

9 July 2016          Liskeard Show

11 July 2016         Stithians Show  Truro Tractors exhibiting

16 July 2016        Camborne Agricultural Show

23 July 2016       Mid Devon Show

27 July 2016       Yealmpton Show

28 July 2016       Launceston Show  Truro Tractors exhibiting

10 August 2016 Camelford Show  Truro Tractors exhibiting

11 August 2016  Okehampton Show  Truro Tractors exhibiting

*information comes from the British Show Jumping pages.
Contact details are:
Woodlands ,Clowance Barton, Camborne, Cornwall TR14 0PR Tel:01872 560094

Have we missed out your show?  Let us know the details and we will add you to the list.