This year’s show president was David Brotherton, whose father held the honour in 1934.

The president’s chosen charity for this year’s show, which is primarily sponsored by BATA, was Marie Curie Cancer.

David said: “I have been involved with Malton Show for a very long time and it is fantastic to see everyone here enjoying themselves.

“There has been a wonderful atmosphere throughout the showground and it as been a beautiful day.

“The show is organised by an army of wonderful people who through their hard work make the event such a success.”

Rob Hicks, Ryedale NFU Group Secretary, said it was good to see continued enthusiasm and interest from farmers and the public for Malton Show.

“This is the first big show of the season and it is interesting to see how many people have turned out.

“Throughout Covid the public took a lot more interest in the countryside, farming and where their food came from which has manifested itself in record levels of good quality livestock.”

Rob said this was a relatively quiet time for farmers ahead of the harvest.

“It is also a good time to remind farmers of the need to follow health and safety guidelines. During harvest time they ware working long hours and using heavy machinery so it is imperative farmers give proper consideration to their working conditions and not cut corners.”