Throughout its annual Field Day and Dance the day, young farmers aged 10-26 from across Devon were challenged to a series of competitions, including tractor handling, ATV handling and first aid.

Winners of the field day run by Devon Federation of Young Farmer’s Clubs (YFC) was South Dartmoor Group who gained the most points from the 22 competitions throughout the day.

The day began with fence erecting and pallet recycling challenges, testing the farmers’ skills, creativity and efficiency.

Tavistock YFC won the fence erecting competition and progressed on to the South West Area Final, gaining a fantastic third place.

The winning pallet recycling item of garden furniture was a planter built by members from Withleigh YFC.

The last challenge of the day was a tug of war. Both the men’s and ladies' competitions were won by Honiton YFC and the junior competition won by Meshaw YFC.

With music from Casual Addicts and DJ Dan Grist, celebrations continued on into the evening, with Ladydown Farm near Ugborough transformed from a working barn into a sparkling dancefloor.

Nick Creasy, Devon YFC county organiser, said: “This year’s Field Day and Dance was a great success, with over 300 young farmers coming to join in the activities, cheer on their peers and to connect with people from different clubs. We’re grateful for NFU Mutual’s support in making the day such a success.

“The day is mainly designed as a fun event, however we still try to think about how we can teach vital lessons, such as our mock farm accident teaching first aid or the ATV and tractor handling having safety as one of the marking criteria in the competition.”