The Great Yorkshire Show is one of Britain’s biggest agricultural shows. Its famous for its competitive displays of livestock. The event, established in 1837, attracts over 125 000 visitors a year and has over 10 000 entries to its pedigree competitions ranging from pigeons and rabbits to bulls and shire horses.
At the heart of the show is the passion of the exhibitors who spend hundreds of hours ( and pounds) training, preparing and grooming their animals. As one competitor put it “ I’m proud to say that the cattle are my friend, I have had cattle who have died and I have sat down and wept for them”.