Over 50,000 visitors are expected to attend the Cork Summer Show next weekend (June 20-21), which is sponsored by Ulster Bank.

The show will take place at the Curraheen showgrounds and organisers say this years show is expected to attract

The area will be home to more than 1,700 animals including 700 horses, 120 sheep, 80 goats, 100 poultry and 400 cattle, organisers say.

Livestock shows, sheep shearing, a vintage tractor rally and farm to fork artisan food markets will be some of the events taking place at this years show.

Tom Leahy, Ulster Bank Regional Director, said that the value and contribution of the agri-sector to the Irish economy cannot be underestimated, with Ireland’s farmers producing over €10 billion worth of food exports annually.

“At Ulster Bank our goal is to work with both existing and new customers in the sector and we are delighted to support the Cork Summer Show 2015, the leading agricultural show in the Munster.

“We have close relationships throughout the food chain in Cork, including primary producers and small and medium-sized food firms.

“The Cork Summer Show allows us to highlight and build on those relationships, as well as to help celebrate the importance of the local agri-food industry,” he said.

Gerard Murphy, Chairman of the Munster Agricultural Society said that it is evident that Ulster Bank really want to support the farming community in Ireland and sponsorship of the Cork Summer Show is an ideal way to communicate that message to the sector.

Ulster Bank says it is committed to the agriculture and food sector in Ireland and has a wide range of products and services tailored for farmers and agri-businesses across the country.

It is the only bank in Ireland to have accredited agri-experts who have been awarded the Certificate in Agricultural Finance from Chartered Banker, it says.

Since the beginning of 2015 Ulster Bank has introduced new agribusiness initiatives such as farm safety programmes and a new pasture loan.