Our Members

Presidents for 2019 – Helen and Peter Thomas

Peter’s first real involvement with the Show was as the representative from Probus Y.F. C. He served on the committee for several years, becoming Chairman in his late 20s. It was somewhat of a family tradition his father having been President. Peter has happy memories of the days in the City Hall, and clearing the Hall for the Evening Dance.

He recalls that they often entered Cattle, Sheep and root crops. After several years, he came off the committee, believing it to be good to get different input from new committee members.

He says he has always had an interest in quality and pure bred livestock, and in recent years has focussed on poultry and eggs.

Helen’s first involvement was as a competitor in her Y.F.C. days, coming down to Truro with entries from Camelford Y.F.C. This was followed involvement with W.I. entries, this time for St. Clement W.I.
After the children had grown up Helen got involved again, this time with the Floral Art section, and for several years has helped with that section.

President elect – Steve Perryman

With a family farming background, Steve’s career has always been associated with farming and agriculture. From school, Steve completed an apprenticeship with a local machinery dealer then spent a number of years working on a dairy farm in the Middle East. On returning to the UK, Steve took a machinery sales position with Hamblys Ltd, a South West family run farm machinery business, progressing to sales manager then sales director for the company in 2009.

Hamblys take great pleasure in supporting local farming events, charities and the YFC, but in particular The Truro Primestock Show. 

Steve says: “With the show’s unique location in Truro City centre, it’s a pleasure to be part of this popular and well organised event.”  

Being brought up on The Roseland, Steve has always loved the country side and coastal views, and in his opinion there is nothing better than on a sunny day exploring our Cornish coastal paths.  One day he hopes to make it all the way around!

Chairman for 2019 – Jeff Thomas

Jeff is a well established farmer from St Just in West Cornwall, well known for his pedigree Ruby Red Devon cattle.

The farm supports a pedigree herd of 50 breeding cows with followers totalling 150 head of Devon cattle.

The herd has been shown for almost 20 years with considerable success. Bollowal animals have featured in championships and interbreeds at most major shows.

Show Secretary – Tanya Thomas

Tanya is now well established as Show Secretary having served on the Committee for several years. She is a local farmer’s wife with two children and she and her husband run a dairy and arable farm at Tresillian Near Truro. She is a Parish Councillor for St Michael Penkivel.

Show Treasurer – Adrian Rundle

Adrian is a senior Agricultural Manager with Lloyds Bank based in Truro. Adrian comes from a well known Newquay farming family noted for their prize winning South Devon Cattle. The Rundle family has been highly successful at shows both locally and nationally and Adrian regularly accompanies his father Roger to the shows where he assists in showing the cattle.

Hon. Life Members – The Society has been proud to make the following former members and committee members Honorary Life Members for their exceptional hard work for the Truro Christmas Primestock & Produce Society over many years:-

Roy Olver, Gilbert Grigg, James Thomas, Elsie Thomas, Desiree Grigg, Jim Large, Ilva Datson, A Common, Mr JS Matthews

Committee – The current Show Committee comprises:- Mrs S Anderson, Mrs H Anderson, Mr M Angove, Mr T Ashworth, Mr SN Barbery, Mr C Benney, Mr A Birchall, Mrs N Carlyon, Mr and Mrs M Chegwidden, Mrs D Edmond, Mr WD Elliott, Mr G Haines, Mrs E Harris, Mr J Hocking, Miss L Holt, Mr and Mrs J Lamble, Mr and Mrs A Lutey, Mr D Nattle, Mr J McCulloch, Mr D Nicholas, Mrs M Oatey, Mr S Preece, Mr and Mrs C Rickard, Mr A Rundle, Mr J Thomas, Mrs T Thomas, Mr R Tinney, Mr SJ Ward, Mrs I Datson, Mr and Mrs GC Grigg, Mr and Mrs JSJ Thomas, Miss J Rundle, Mr J Penrose, Mr J Hinkley

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What a unique day in the 118 years of the Society. Thank you to our supporters who made today's exhibition such a success, and to Robert Hawke and James Kittow for judging. Particular thanks must go to Lodge and Thomas for hosting us this year. Results will soon be on the website. Let's all stay safe and well. See you in the marquee on Lemon Quay on 1st December 2021. Merry Christmas from us all. ... See MoreSee Less

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Competitors wishing to enter this year's cattle, sheep and sheep carcass classes are reminded that entries close on 18th November. We look forward to hosting a full show on Lemon Quay next year. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Committee have taken the difficult decision not to have our usual annual show on Lemon Quay this year. Instead, of the show, the Society will pursue a prime stock sale at Truro Market on Wednesday 2nd December by kind permission of Lodge and Thomas. In making this decision, the Committee feel it is important for it to try and support the local Christmas prime stock trade.

It is intended that there would be a limited number of classes, restricted to only Cornish entries. Cattle will be judged in the pens but not shown. We intend to have sheep classes on the same basis too. The sale obviously depends on exhibitors being willing to bring their stock forward, and circumstances permitting the sale to take place. Obviously there will be no domestic sections or produce sections. We will write to past livestock exhibitors shortly with more information and to gauge levels of interest. The sale will be a closed event with no public participation but we will aim to record it for the web site, together with the judges' explanation.

Separately to the sale at the market, the Committee will continue to work with the City Council, Cornwall Council and the BID to explore the possibility of an exhibition and/or craft fair on Lemon Quay, and we will provide more information as soon as we can.

We will hold a mini AGM via zoom on 10th Sept at 7pm, to replace our normal AGM which was postponed in April. If you wish to comment or take part please email truroprimestockshow@outlook.com
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