Isle of Wight and mainland farmers gathered at Lake Farm in Rookley on Monday morning (November 26) for the annual Gilten Market.
Farmers bring their cattle and sheep to be judged and auctioned off ready for Christmas every year.
The winner of the competition is then crowned “best beast” and is painted gold by the High Sheriff before auction.
Richard Dennis of Borthwood Farms, Alverstone, was the owner of the “best beast”.
He said: “It’s a great honour to come here and to win is a fantastic achievement. We put a lot of work into it — we’ll start preparing for next year’s event in January.”