The first day of Northern Ireland’s premier show, Balmoral, has dawned chilly and bright, so far so good, the rain is scheduled to hold off all day today, so the beef judging should get done in good weather hopefully.

Today see’s all the beef breed classes and the main interbreed awards judged, with sheep breed classes taking place throughout the day too. Sheep judging continues tomorrow, climaxing with the interbreed on Friday.

All dairy breed judging and the interbreed is shceduled for Friday too, so there will be plenty for you all to keep up to date with in the next three days.