THERE was plenty to see at this year’s Westmorland County Show - with a seemingly endless array of competitions and tents to amble between on the show's second day on Thursday.

Anna Stable was all smiles in the cattle judging competition, with one of her farm’s heifers named junior champion on the day.

“It’s the first show we have done in two years,” said Mrs Stable, 31, who is based at Bolton Manor Farm, Little Urswick, near Ulverston.

“It’s great to be back.

“We have missed it, definitely, particularly the social aspect.

“We make a lot of friends, showing, from all over the country, and we have not seen a lot of them.”

Emma Bellas was one of those in attendance from Croft Ends Farm, near Appleby.

Miss Bellas, 23, said: “It’s the first show we have done this year, hence why we have got such a big team out.

“It’s a nice show.

“It’s well run, everything usually runs pretty smoothly.”

Among the classes won by Croft Ends Farm was that for bulls of the British Blue breed born on or after June 1, 2020.

Katherine Jenkinson, of Fordsyke Farm, Scaleby, near Carlisle, was another person celebrating after one of the farm’s Jersey heifers was named champion of the in-calf, under three years old category.

“It’s good to support the shows because without us [participants] the shows really couldn’t go ahead,” said Miss Jenkinson, 26.

“I like everyone getting together, showing off the best-quality animals that we have got and, for me, promoting the Jersey breed as a whole.”

Moorriggs Farm, near Penrith, won the title for champion dairy Shorthorn.

Caroline Armstrong, of Moorriggs, said it was ‘really good to be back’.

“Just getting away from the farm and seeing our friends in the Shorthorn world,” said Mrs Armstrong, 34.

“It was nice to catch up with them.”

In the poultry tent, a Furness old English game bantam belonging to Tom Medcalf, of Endmoor, was overall champion.

Mr Medcalf, 50, said: “We knew it was good but you just don’t what’s going to happen at the show.”