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Summary

  1. Duck races prove a highlight on day one
  2. Swimmer Sharron Davies and Countess of Wessex spotted
  3. Annual three-day event attracts about 90,000 visitors
  4. Show includes a range of agricultural and equestrian events
  5. Updates from Tuesday July 26

Live Reporting

By Stephen Stafford and Michael Stoddard

All times stated are UK

  1. That's all folks - have a good evening

    We are bringing our live coverage from the New Forest show to a close.

    You can catch up on a busy day by scrolling through our feed.

    Thank you for stopping by.

    Crowds at New Forest Show
  2. How many chainsaws does one man need?

    Meet Len Kemish from Romsey.

    He's at the New Forest show exhibiting just part of his collection of more than 300 vintage chainsaws.

    Len Kemish chainsaw collection
    Quote Message: It's an honour to be here - there are so many people here - I've had people from around Europe coming to see the saws. from Len Kemish
    Len Kemish
  3. Country skills demonstrated at New Forest show

    The New Forest show celebrates some of the country skills still being used throughout Hampshire.

    The Old Time Farming area showcases the work of country craftsmen and women, including these thatchers.

    Thatcher
  4. Edwardian-style Bake Off on show

    The wives of members of the New Forest Vintage Tractor and Engine Club are baking using a restored 1912 military oven.

    The verdict? "It's a bit hit and miss. It sometimes gets too hot and we end up with burnt offerings!'" said volunteer Sarah Roebuck.

    Vintage baking
  5. West Country sounds at the New Forest Show

    The New Forest Yokels are keeping the crowds entertained with their own distinctive take on some classic hits.

    New Forest Yokels
  6. Supreme cattle champion crowned

    The countess has been busy during her visit to the New Forest.

  7. Royal visitor for New Forest Show

    Sophie, Countess of Wessex, toured the showground earlier, meeting farmers and exhibitors.

    The countess is the 79th president of the New Forest Agricultural Show Society.

    Sophie Countess of Wessex
  8. Brexit worries among some farmers

    The New Forest Show gives local farmers the chance to get together and chew over the issues of the day.

    Brexit and the result of the EU referendum has proved decisive among the farming community.

    Mike Smales, who farms at Landford on the edge of the New Forest, said the industry was "bumping along".

    Quote Message: It's a bit too early to tell. We've noticed our cheese sales are up which could be due to the devaluation of the pound. The other issue is labour - we have Polish and Bulgarian workers. This has to be sorted out, we can't manage to harvest our crops without them. from Mike Smales Farmer
    Mike SmalesFarmer
    Mike Smales
  9. Growing appreciation of New Forest flowers

  10. Show jumping attracts the crowds

    The show jumping is proving a popular draw with hundreds enjoying the sunshine and watching the action.

    Showjumping crowd
  11. A great picture from the skies above the New Forest

  12. Egg announcement 'positive' for poultry industry

    Over in the poultry tent, the talk has been about the announcement by a safety committee that pregnant women should no longer be told not to eat raw or lightly cooked eggs.

    Ed Godwin, a poultry farmer based outside Romsey, welcomed the move.

    Quote Message: In this day and age, with farming being under scrutiny over traceability and welfare standards, any positive coverage is good for the industry. It's encouraging that any homegrown product is seen as safe and can only be beneficial. from Ed Godwin Poultry chairman, New Forest show
    Ed GodwinPoultry chairman, New Forest show
    Ed Godwin
  13. Swimmer Sharron Davies spotted... talking about tick bites

    Among the famous faces at the New Forest show is former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies 

    She is here along with her basset hound Flash to promote the importance of tick bite prevention for pets out in the countryside.

    Quote Message: Once a tick has attached itself, that's how the dog catches diseases so if you can stop that in the first place, that's by far the best option. I've been to the New Forest many times, it's a beautiful part of the world but this is the first time I've been to the show - it's lovely, everyone's really friendly. from Sharron Davies
    Sharron Davies
    Sharon Davies
  14. How many piglets can you count?

    It's a hard life - these four-week-old Gloucester Old Spot piglets have been brought to the show by Roy Hunt at Tatchbury Manor Farm. We reckon there are 11!

    Sow and piglets
  15. Weather update: Cloudy but staying dry

    It's been a pleasant day so far weather-wise.

    There's been a lot of cloud around but at least it looks set to stay dry for the rest of the day.

    It's a different story tomorrow when there will be some rain about.

    Weather
  16. Traffic update: Congestion eases but still delays

    The earlier congestion around the New Forest due to the show has eased somewhat.

    But there is still queuing traffic on the A337 at Broughton Road in Lyndhurst.

    Find out the latest travel news here.

    Travel
  17. Judging in the cattle ring

    It's a nerve-wracking time for everyone taking part in showing their cattle with the judges beginning to scrutinise the animals.

    Jordan and Ella from Sparsholt College were leading the line.

    Jordan and Ella
  18. Met Police horses top must-see poll

    New Forest show organisers have compiled their top 10 events for 2016.

    The Met Police's mounted unit top the list with a display set to include horses and riders jumping through fire.

    Catch up on the other must-see events here.

    Met Police mounted unit
  19. Royalty spotted at New Forest show

    Emily Nash, royal correspondent at Hello!, has tweeted this...