Sausage Making Skills on Show in Somerset

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Cornish Mutual’s ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign allows visitors to the Bath & West Show to try their hand at sausage making.

Visitors to the Bath & West Show have been trying their hand at sausage making during a competition organised by the Somerset Federation of Young Farmers Clubs.

The event was held on Saturday (4 June) to support Cornish Mutual’s ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign – the rural insurance firm is a key sponsor of the Somerset Young Farmers.

Lloyd Tucker, winner of the BBC’s ‘Young Butcher of the Year’ and member of the Polden Hills YFC was on-hand to launch the competition and to demonstrate how to make sausages.

Young farmers from across Somerset as well as the general public were then invited to have a go themselves in a ‘Generation Game-style’ challenge.

Cornish Mutual’s local insurance Inspector Nick Howe judged the event and chose Sophie Cave and Shannagh Wales-Tomlinson from Rodway YFC (pictured) as the overall winners.

Alan Goddard, Managing Director of Cornish Mutual, said: “Young farmers are the future and the lifeblood of the agricultural industry in Somerset so it’s important to support their development. As the YFC is a vital part of the rural community we’re delighted to be working with them and recognising the good work they do.

”We’re thrilled that Somerset’s Young Farmers Clubs chose to support the campaign at the Bath & West Show. It’s great to see young people getting stuck in and learning how to create great tasting food from scratch.”

Rob Willcox, Chairman of Somerset Federation Young Farmers Clubs added: “The support we receive from Cornish Mutual is very much appreciated as it allows us to put on these competitions which demonstrate to the public the wide range of activities that Young Farmers participate in, whilst enjoying themselves at the same time. It also gives our members the opportunity to learn new skills in how to make great tasting products that can increase the value of what is produced on their farms.”

Cornish Mutual’s ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ charity cookbook, which includes recipes from well-known chefs and people from across the South West, was also on sale at the Bath & West Show.

Priced at £5.00, the book aims to raise money for the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance and is also available to buy online at

The cookbook is the end result of the ‘Come Together, Eat Together’ campaign – launched by TV presenter Anthea Turner earlier this year following research that showed almost half of all families in Somerset no longer eat together at least once a day. The campaign is aimed at re-capturing enthusiasm for home cooking and enjoying eating together as a family.

As well as sponsoring Somerset Young Farmers, Cornish Mutual is also involved with Young Farmers across Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. For more information about Cornish Mutual and their range of farm insurance and horse insurance options visit


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