COCKERMOUTH show returned at the weekend with a stellar display of livestock, wrestling and Cumbrian farming.

News and Star: Troutbeck Progress Irene, the Champion of Champions, with owners P & J MattinsonTroutbeck Progress Irene, the Champion of Champions, with owners P & J Mattinson (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography)

Held at Fitz Park in Cockermouth on Saturday, July 5, the annual livestock show celebrates all the best about Cumbrian agriculture, along with a whole host of family fun.

News and Star: Young handlers show their livestock in the ring Young handlers show their livestock in the ring (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography)

There was, as always, the full range of classes, including horse, cattle, sheep, goats, children’s pets and foxhounds.

As well as a packed industrial tent, there was show jumping, terrier racing, sheep shearing demonstrations, a vintage craft tent, Bygones Display tent and beer tent.

News and Star: Terriers were shown in the ring at the annual event Terriers were shown in the ring at the annual event (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography (Ella Rae Clarke))

However, the poultry section did have to be cancelled this year due to the ongoing avian flu outbreak.

News and Star: Youngsters take a shot at Cumberland Wrestling Youngsters take a shot at Cumberland Wrestling (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography)

Speaking before the show, show secretary Norma Brayton said: “Particularly well supported this year is the young handlers.

News and Star: The day was fun for young and old.The day was fun for young and old. (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography)

“It’s great to see so many of the next generation getting involved. I was in the young farmers with some of their grandparents!”

News and Star: Cattle line up to be shown in the ring.Cattle line up to be shown in the ring. (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography (Ella Rae Clarke))

As well as the livestock sections there was also a display from Cumbria Karate Club for the first time, as well as Cumberland wrestling and the showing of fox hounds.

News and Star: Pony's and horses are always a big hit on show day. Pony's and horses are always a big hit on show day. (Image: Rachel Stewart Photography)