During the event, the NFU updated Prime minister Theresa May on the challenges facing farmers locally, especially huge flytips, hare coursing, the spread of bovine tuberculosis and the planning process.

Brexit dominated the discussion and the NFU asked the government to make sure that farmers have the support they need to maintain Britain’s world leading environmental and animal welfare standards after the UK leaves the European Union. The NFU also pressed the prime minister on ensuring continuing access to a competent and flexible workforce.

Pictured with Mrs May are the host farmers, Catherine Randall, third from the left; Alan Randall, seventh from the left; and Andrew Randall, fourth from the right.