A GWYNEDD farmer provided the champion beast at a major festive show earlier this week.

The champion beast at Monday's Christmas sale at Mold was show by vendor Deio Roberts, of Ty Nant, Rhyd Uchaf, near Bala.

Adding to the local links, the single butchers heifer was purchased by Denbigh butcher Daniel Morris.

Judging the prime cattle section at the Christmas show was Chris Gore, from Stoke on Trent.

Meanwhile, the best young bull was shown by D G, R J and D M J Williams, of Tyfos, Corwen and it was purchased by Emyr Williams, Pwllheli on behalf of Field Fresh Trading, Pentrefoelas.

Second in the best pair of butchers cattle were Edwards Bros, Pencraig Fawr, Betws GG.