THE 12th South West Winter Fair took place at Sedgemoor Livestock Market on Monday, December 3.

The fair drew a large crowd of spectators who saw Paul and Lin Calcraft of Payhembury take the Haltered Cattle Championship with their Limousin heifer Snow Gin.

It was the second time that Paul and Lin have taken the top honours and the first time that the Haltered Championship has been won in consecutive years. Snow Gin sold for £2,600 and was bought by JM and AM Lewis of Carmarthenshire to go for breeding.

The Unhaltered Cattle Championship was won by Stafford and Jimmer Blake of Uplowman.

Their Limousin heifer returned at £1,567.49.

In the sheep section the Champion pen of lambs was shown by Stuart, Jenny and Percy Clatworthy and Megan Chilcott of Highbridge.

Weighing an average of 38.6kg the lambs sold for £150 each.

The Champion pen of pigs was won by Paul Stone of Bridgwater whose 70kg gilts sold for £135 each.

In a hotly contested sausage competition, the Championship was awarded to Tim Potter Butchers of Wellington for their speciality pork, sage and cranberry sausage.

The Reserve Championship award was won by Regency Butchers based in Rhode Lane, Bridgwater for their traditional recipe.