YOUNG farmers from across Somerset said 'cheers to 90 years' at their annual county ball. 

The ball, held at Sedgemoor Livestock Market, was held on Saturday (January 20). 

There were more than 650 guests, with people from across the south west. Many were young farmers, but some bought along friends who were not members. 

Louise Seymour, county organiser for Somerset YFC, said: "They made a real effort to dress up following a theme of glitter/blue/silver.

"Everyone had an great time dancing to Enhance Entertainment’s legendary YFC DJ Ollie Eade, along with inflatables, a rodeo sheep and pillow bash!

"Our county officers worked hard to put on such a large event. Thanks goes to Nathan Ponsillo and his events team at J24 who were so helpful and supportive." 

The ball, called 'Cheers to 90 years', was to celebrate a big milestone for the group, which was founded in 1934. 

County chair of Somerset YFC, Sam Wade, added: "I am so proud, as county chairman, to be leading Somerset Young Farmers through it’s 90th anniversary this year. This is such a milestone, and shows how strong this federation and the organisation is.

"It is still so well needed, for our rural young people; to have fun, learn and achieve, to help with social isolation and gain many life skills for the future. In this YFC year 23/24, we have (as of January) nearly 650 members, and we are expecting this to rise significantly as the year goes on.

"We have just held our county ball at the Sedgemoor Livestock Market with the theme ‘cheers to ninety years’. This was one of what will be many 90th celebrations happening throughout the county over the coming year."