A BELL Busk farmer won a 2017 British Farming Award at a ceremony in Birmingham.

More than 700 farmers and industry professionals attended the event at the National Conference Centre, which showcased the innovation and achievements of farmers across the agricultural industry.

Sam Moorhouse, of Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, won the Diversification Innovator of the Year (small to medium) award, sponsored by Firma FX.

Hesper Farm diversified in 2015 to make super-nutritious ‘skyr’ – a creamy dairy product which is high in protein and calcium but low in sugar, with zero fat.

Sam even travelled to Reykjavik to learn how to make the Icelandic-style yoghurt.

Organised by Briefing Media, the 2017 British Farming Awards welcomed a record number of entries from across farming’s core sectors.

Emma Penny, group head of content for Briefing Media, said: “The 14 awards recognise the innovation and determination that is present in today’s ever changing and challenging farming industry.”