IT was a very special day at the Tenbury show that attracted visitors from the local area and beyond.

In the past the fear might have been of rain but this year was different with the more realistic concern about excessive heat.

However, the weather behaved itself with a warm and dry summer day.

The event brings together the attractions of a traditional country agricultural show with plenty of entertainment for the family.

Judging got underway early at the show that was home to the 34th annual show of Hereford cattle with some of the finest examples of the local breed to be admired.

Hereford Cattle, have been the cornerstone of the beef producing industry for so many years. The breed has stood the test of time for well over 200 years and offer tremendous opportunities to beef farmers to produce quality meat naturally and economically.

It is a breed that has the ability of producing top quality meat naturally from grass and grass related products although this year the lack of rain and shortage of grass has been a problem.

Tenbury show was also home to the National Ryeland Sheep event with excellent examples of this breed that comes from Herefordshire and has a history going back 700 years.

The breed was raised by Monks in Leominster on rye grass from which is takes its name.

Ryeland are bred primarily for meat production.

Farmers at the Tenbury show were able to meet to socialise and do business as well as visit the many trade stands.

But the Tenbury show is very much an event for the family and people were able to watch the national finals of the young farmers tug of war competition.

There were also performances by the ‘Stannage International Stunt Team’ who showed off their amazing tricks with quad bikes and the clear message that this is not something to try at home.

Another big attraction in the main ring was scurry racing by the Scurry Driving Association.

The Food Fayre was extended this year to include Wot’s Cooking.

There was a horticultural and Home Craft Marque as well as many trade stalls that included locally made crafts and other items on sale.

People were also be able to view chain saw sculpturing.

This was the 160th Tenbury Show and it is the biggest single event in the town’s annual calendar. The Tenbury show takes place every year on the first Saturday in August.