The Royal Bath and West show opens in Shepton Mallet today with visitors and contributors from all over the west country. It's the largest agricultural show in the country. Tens of thousands of people are expected even though the four day event is not taking place in half term this year.
The Secretary of State for Agriculture Caroline Spelman was at the show to announce a £13 million grant for Dartmoor's hill farmers to help maintain the land. Her main message was that the Government is making it easier for the rural economy. Our business correspondent Seth Conway reports
From Mounties to sheep shearing, Bob Cruwys has been on a whistlestop tour of the Devon County Showground at Westpoint.
550 cattle, 230 pigs, more than 15 hundred sheep, alpacas, goats and horses are all entered in Devon County Show's many livestock competitions. Duncan Sleightholme has more on the animals - and vegetables - competing to be 'best in show'
Cattle and other livestock from across the west country are at the Devon County Show, which drew in the crowds on its first dayRead the full story ›
The 2012 Devon County Show is in full flow at the Westpoint Arena near Exeter. Up to 100,000 people are expected to visit the site during the 3 day event. Have a quick look at some of the events on offer:
The crowds flock to the Devon County Show which has just been opened by Caroline Spelman secretary of state for agriculture.
The 2012 Devon County Show is open at Westpoint Arena near Exeter with people already arriving to make the most of the 3 day event.
It is one of the biggest county shows in the South West, celebrating rural life.