LOTHERSDALE Young Farmers Club has staged its 85th annual show.

And the event, on Saturday, has been hailed as a massive success.

The show was held earlier in the year than normal, and organisers were delighted with the response from the public.

“Numbers through the gate were up on previous years,” said a club spokesman.

“The event was organised by Katie Wortley and her team of young farmers and their families – and it was an excellent day. Plus the weather was great.

“Thanks go to all the judges and stewards and to the Smith family for allowing us to hold the show on its field.”

New attractions this year included a shearing demonstration, which proved a popular draw.

There were also numerous stalls and children’s activities, as well the usual animals, baking, handicrafts and tractors. And a tug of war and fell race were held.

Trophies were presented by club president David Airey.

Winners included: J Gill Sheep Cup, Springs Trophy, Paul & White Best Home-Reared, N Sykes Tractor Cup and Boothman Junior Points Cup – Daniel Dobson; Champion Cup and WR Airey Fat Lamb Cup – Joe Chambers; R Clough Young Handler – Henry Mellin; Poultry Cup – Jake Dewhurst; Jennings Handicraft Points and Domestic Points Cup – Katie Hall; Girls Advisory Shield – Denise Dobson; Advisory Shield for member from another club – Holly Preston; BOCM Cup for best indoor exhibit – William Coffee; Lothersdale YFC Children’s Trophy ­– Margot Canham; First Lothersdale YFC member in fell race and Parker Family Shield for first local finisher – James Fieldhouse.

Trophies were also presented to winners of the Practical Cup competition: Junior girl, Frances Wade; Junior boy, Daniel Dobson; Intermediate girl, Izzi Shires; Intermediate boy, Richard Guy; Senior girl, Katie Hall, and senior boy, Andy Haythornthwaite.

Lothersdale YFC meets on Monday nights and is open to anyone aged ten to 26. Search on Facebook or call 07809 744790.