DAY two of the Westmorland County Show featured cows, horses and farming trade stalls. 

All cattle classes took place on Thursday while the equine classes continued from Wednesday, with show pony/hunter, mountain and moorland and working hunter ponies taking part in the competition. 

There was also a wide range of stalls on offer including coffee stands, food vendors and traders selling farming equipment at one of the oldest and most famous shows in the country,

Thousands of people were walking around the county show enjoying what it had to offer. 

66-year-old Harry Armer has been representing Greenodd-based farm equipment business Henry Armer and Son at the show for 35 years. He is the third generation of the Armers to be involved in the business, which was started by his grandfather Henry Armer in 1914. 

He said that his company could get 30 per cent more customers at the show. Harry said: "We meet all our customers we see during the year. Because we're based in Greenodd when you come on the other side of the M6 you meet other people from Yorkshire and Cheshire and so on." 

Carol Benson and her husband Richard won the commercial beef herd round at the show. The Bensons come from a farm near Ulverston. Carol said: "We're finished now and we're going to enjoy the day. We're going to have a look at the fantastic trade stands and have a switch-off because we don't get many of them."

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Ben Alibon (20) and Grace Shar (18) are farmers from the Ulverston area who came to the show to look for tractors and enjoy the horses. 

Ben said: "There's new machinery that's out, and we can see what we can buy."

When asked what makes a good tractor, he said 'comfortable to drive and easy to maintain' as farmers can be in their vehicles for ten hours a day. 

Grace said: "I'm here for the horses. The showjumping, we do showjumping at home." 

Melissa Curren is a judge from Pollark Country Park, Glasgow, who was there to judge the Highland cows. When asked what makes a good cow she said: "What I really like is a good strong eye, a bright eye. A bit of show, a bit of presence." 

About the county show, she said: "It’s a great show some of the breeders come up from Wales. They do have a great reputation, it’s a well-put-together show for cattle.”

Mother and daughter Amanda (56) and Holly (24) Wally, from Lyth Valley, have been going to the show for years. Amanda said: "We just love to come and have a look around see all the stalls and the dogs."

She said she was most looking forward to the food hall, and Holly said she was interested in the craft stalls. 

The Department for Environment, Food and Agriculture Trudy Harrison was in attendance for day two of the show. She said: "It was fantastic to visit the Westmorland Show today, experiencing some delicious Cumbrian produce, seeing the impressive animals and speaking with local farmers.

“As the government set out at Back British Farming Day earlier this week, we want to encourage more people to 'buy British' and our new farming schemes and investment are supporting farmers to produce food sustainably while protecting and enhancing the environment.”