This year's Cornish Winter Fair saw hot competition for the livestock show titles.

Several hundred entries were received among the competitive classes for the 143rd year of the Wadebridge Prime Stock Show, which sits at the heart of the annual event.

Gail Ellis from St. Ives took the coveted best beast in show title with a Limousin-cross heifer.

The reserve champion in the cattle section went to a Limousin heifer owned by C Harris from Torrington, Devon.

Competition in the sheep section was equally as hot with MR and VA and J Smith and Maynard from Crediton taking the single lamb championship with a Blue Texel.

G Renfree from Liskeard was named reserve champion with a Beltex-cross-Charollais.

Paul Rea from Wadebridge, and A and ME Vague were joint winners of the Gordon Beare Challenge Cup for the local competitor gaining the most points in the livestock classes.

In the produce section, Henry James from Connor Downs Academy won the cup for gaining the most points across the children’s classes for the second time running, with his school winning the prize for the local school that gained the most points.

Emily Tozer from Roche YFC won the Mole Valley Farmers Perpetual Challenge Cup for accruing the most points in the Young Farmers’ classes.

In the Young Handler Sheep Classes, Oliver Reeves from St. Columb took the highly contested championship, and reserve champion went to Freya Glessing from Holsworthy.

Rory Rowe from St. Ives, leading a British Blue, won the Beef Calf Handler aged 12 and Under.

Christopher Riddle, honorary secretary of the Wadebridge Prime Stock Association said: “After not holding the event in 2020, it is pleasing to see so many people heading to the event to enjoy all that’s on offer, including learning more about local farming and food production.

“The competitive side of the event was very well supported once again and the standards as high as ever.

"We’d like to thank everybody who competed, judged, traded and in particular the volunteers who give up their time to make the event happen.”

The show was held at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre in Wadebridge on November 20.