Judging gets underway in the livestock ring
Judging gets underway in the livestock ring

A Battle of Britain Memorial flypast by a Spitfire was among the highlights on the first day of the 134th Nottinghamshire County Show.

Flight Lieutenant Andy Preece was at the helm at the famous plane soared over the Newark Showground at 1pm today (Saturday).

Judging got underway in the livestock ring with hundreds of cattle, sheep and pigs competing for rosettes in their respective classes.

The show invested £5,500 in its cattle facilities and classes this year to assist exhibitors in bringing their cattle to the show amid changes to tuberculosis regulations.

International entrants from as far as Norway and Sweden took part in the farriery competition.

Shows in the main ring included a display of shire horses; Broke FMX, the UK's top-ranked freestyle motor cross riders; lawnmower racing by the Young Farmers' Clubs and an agricultural heritage display.

In the countryside ring, there was a gun dog display, a dog and duck show, a birds of prey demonstration and a sheep show, among others.

The show is back on tomorrow from 8am to 6pm.