YOUNG farmers from Yorkshire were crowned overall winners at one of the most prestigious livestock events in the country.

The English Winter Fair, held at Staffordshire County Showground on November 16 and 17, is one of the most highly-regarded livestock events in the farming calendar. It is the country’s largest national winter primestock show.

The event sees young farmers putting their live and carcase stockjudging skills to the test, with different counties competing for the prizes.

When all the results were added up Yorkshire A scooped top spot, with Yorkshire D team taking third place honours.

Yorkshire A team members were Charlie and Jacob Ryder of Farnley Estate Young Farmers’ Club (YFC), Jack Henshaw, of Catterick and Silsden with Skipton YFC member Christine Lofthouse Pratt.

The Yorkshire D team was made up of Ben Robinson, of Tadcaster and Wetherby, Matthew Maw, of Catterick, Emma Cockerill, of Kirkbymoorside and Catterick’s Rachel Henshaw.

Catterick’s Jack Henshaw took first place in the senior beef live and carcase competition, with Emma Cockerill, of Kirkbymoorside and Rachel Henshaw, of Catterick taking the overall team win for the lamb live and carcase competition. Emma Cockerill was individual winner.