Hundreds of competitive farmers descended on Whitchurch on Saturday to take part in a ploughing match.

The match, organised by Whitchurch Young Farmers Club, saw 154 tractors takes part in Prees Heath, outside Whitchurch, on Saturday morning in 11 classes including trailed, open classic and world style.

The event, which was sponsored by NFU Mutual, is now one of the biggest in the country, and organising chair Stuart Vickers admitted he was delighted with the interest, believing they are able to attract so many people because of what they offer.

"It's the biggest independently run ploughing matches in the country – I wasn't expecting this many," he said.

"I think we just put on a good show and then word gets about. People who compete tell their mates, who tell their friends and it goes from there.

"The word of mouth has been crucial. I think we put on a good show because we have a lot of support, and have a good team.

"There's a lot to look as well in terms of the day; we have good trade stands, we have modern machinery demonstrating - we offer such a wide range of things for people to see.

"It's not just ploughing and I want to thank everyone who has helped, and our sponsors too."