Rules & Awards

Herd Competition Rules (as approved by the Committee in 2003 & amended 2022)

Each entrant must have paid their annual membership and the competition entrance fee by the closing date of entries. 30th June. No late entries accepted.

Calves entered for the calf competition must be born in the year of judging.

Judges must complete judging by 15th August.

Only pure bred cattle with registered calves may enter and all such cattle in the herd must be forward for judging.

The Association has the right to verify the numbers of registrations of cattle with the Hereford Cattle Society.

Bi-Annually there is a National Competition. The top scoring herd from each association area goes forward for judging again by a person appointed by the Hereford Cattle Society.

Herds may not just enter in the year of the National Competition only. Regular entrants only will qualify for the National Competition with the exception of those entering for the first time as new members of the SWHA. Herds in the competition will be divided into Small, Medium and Large categories as equally as possible relative to the numbers of cattle in each of the different herds entered once entries have been received.

Cup For
Caldicutt Cup   Most points at SW shows Home bred
Barclays cup   Most points at SW Shows, opposite sex to winner
Anhay cup   Best overall stock bull (must have calves)
Butcombe cup   Winner Large Herds
Andy Robinson cup   Winner Medium Herds
Charisford cup   Winner Small Herds
David Barker Shield   Winner Novice herd (bi-annual)
Shield   Best Bull Calf, Large Herd -
Shield   Best Heifer Calf, Large Herd -
Shield   Best Bull Calf, Medium Herd -
Shield   Best Heifer Calf, Medium Herd -
Shield   Best Bull Calf, Small Herd -
Shield   Best Heifer Calf, Small Herd -
Gerald Dicker Cup   Best Stock bull small herds
Ruphpa Tray   Best Young Stockperson