Entries were up across the board at this year’s Malton Show.

The show prides itself as one of the leading agriculture shows of the season and continues to embrace farming at its core.

Entries were up with the horses very strong, the cattle slightly up and the sheep considerably more.

Kate Shaw and Mark Atkinson, from Coxwold Coloured Ryelands, were at their first agricultural show after starting to breed just two years ago.

Mark said: “It was our first show of the year and we were over the moon to have won the Coloured Ryeland Breed Champion with Coxwold Cherub. The rest of the gang didn’t let us down with Brenda winning the Shearling ewe class and Cassius Clay the Ram lamb class. My favourite tup Bertie Boo came second in the ram class. Thank you to Mathew Pink for judging some big classes in the Yorkshire sunshine. There were some fantastic sheep.”

Steve Johnson, from RS & G Johnson’s in Huby, was at the show with his champion 1,500kg Shorthorn bull, named Gilven Journey.

He said: “I am a big music fan and particularly heavy metal so all the names have been connected from Metallica to Ace of Spades.”

Steve said this was the first year there had been a separate class for Shorthorns.

“We have had so many turn up in previous years so we were delighted to be given our own class for this year’s show.

“The breed is natural to the north of England and forages on rough pasture so is very sustainable.”

It was a real family affair for Dylan Townend and Nicky Midgley from Broughton.

Their British Blue bull, ‘Naughty But Nice’, was champion on the day, while daughter, Harriet, aged six, won young handler with ‘Sweet But Psycho’.

Dylan said: “It is good to be back. Harriet hardly slept last night as she was so excited.”