After a tough job for the judges, the finalists have been announced for the South West Farmer Awards 2018 and here they are.

Farm Manager

David Ullyott – Bapton Manor Farm

Mark Williams – Little Todish Farm

Sheep Farmer

Mark and Belinda Raymond – Neville Farm

Dave and Sue Arscott - Narracott Farm

PCJ Farming, Ryan Came-Johnson and Steve Penberthy – Trewithick Farm

Beef Farmer

Nigel Bribble – Uphill Farm

Judith and Clive Freane – Brown Cow Organics, Perridge Farm

William and Rowena Doughty – Lancorla Farm

Dairy Farmer

Luke and Jack Johns, The Free Range Dairy - Carvannel Farm

Alan and Donna Webber - Hensley Farm

Gemma Smale-Rowland, Glebewin Holsteins – South Hellescott Farm

Produce Farmer

James and Vicky Chamings - Pale Farm

Tim and Jo Budden - Higher Hacknell Farm

Anthony and Julie Nichols, Cornwall Countryside Supplies - Eastleigh Farm

Outstanding Achievement

Rebecca Tonks, St Ewe Eggs - Ventonwyn Farm

Gemma Smale-Rowland - South Helescott Farm

Family Run Farm

Aller House Farm - Richard and Sally Reed and family

Pale Farm - James and Vicky Chamings and family

Ferncroft Farm - John Baggs and family

Young Farmer

Gemma Smale-Rowland - South Helescott Farm

John Baggs - Ferncroft Farm

Arthur Jennings – Roche Farm

Diversification Farm

Luke and Emily Knight - Knight Farm

Phil Coaker and Helen Webb, Duchy Goat Company - Crickapitt Farm

Anthony and Julie Nichols, Cornwall Countryside Supplies - Eastleigh Farm

Huge congratulations to everyone that was nominated, shortlisted and to the excellent farming finalists. The judges were impressed with the high standard of entries and selecting the finalists was no easy task.

The awards ceremony is a chance not just for their finalists and families to celebrate, it's an opportunity for everyone involved in the farming industry to get dressed up and to get together. It's a great night out with excellent food, wine and company.

Sponsored by Cornish Mutual, this year’s black tie Awards Evening is taking place on Thursday, November 8, at the Colin Atkinson Pavilion at Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton, Somerset.

Everyone is welcome to this glitsy, fun night out. Tickets are £30 per head and tables of 10 are £200. To book yours call Bridget Avery on 01326 213320 or email

This year the Cornwall Channel will be live streaming the event so if you can't make the event you can still tune in and enjoy.

The judges included members of the awards sponsors Coodes Solicitors, Cornish Mutual, Cornwall Channel, Greenslade Taylor Hunt, Mole Valley, Old Mill, Progiene and The Farming Community Network.