Photos: 8 pictures that sum up the 2015 Royal Welsh Show

The 2015 Royal Welsh Show attracted close to 250,000 visitors including Prime Minister David Cameron and EU farm commissioner Phil Hogan.

It is the second year running that Mr Cameron has attended the event, which aims to showcase the best of Welsh food and farming.

Farmers Weekly was there to capture all the action and you can view photos on our Royal Welsh Show 2015 picture gallery.

See also: Read more news from the Royal Welsh Show

Here’s 8 of our favourite shots which give a flavour of this popular event:

Royal Welsh Showground

©Richard Stanton

Pretty as a picture…The show nestles in a hollow between the hills around Builth Wells making for an idyllic setting.

John Deere painted caravan

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Green with envy… With the prize of a free stay in the Young People’s Village next year on offer for the best looking caravan, many of those staying had pulled out all the stops to make an impression.

A visitor at the Royal Welsh Show takes a nap on a straw bale

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Laying low…Shows can be a tiring business, prompting one exhibitor to take a cheeky nap.

Cattle showing at the Royal Welsh

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Judgement day….The show is renowned for the quality of the livestock in the showing rings, which were as busy as ever.

Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show play hide-and-seek in the bins

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Rubbish joke…Visitors come ready to have a good time with friends and family, even if people’s idea of a joke might not be yours!

Royal Welsh Show overview of the sheep pens

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Bird’s eye view…in a country famed for its sheep it is inevitable that the sheep lines were packed.

Defra secretary Liz Truss leads a cow

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Show off… Defra secretary Liz Truss tried her hand a spot of livestock handling.

Crowds at the Royal Welsh Show

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Busy, busy…Visitors packed the walkways in some parts of the showground.