Balmoral Show: Ice cream, sunshine and great craic - the verdict so far on North's greatest farming show
Daphne Hill, a beef farmer from Malinhead, Co Donegal: "This is my first time at the show," said Daphne. "I came along with my fiancé. So far, I've been watching the stock judging and have been looking around the machinery stands. I'm from a dry stock farm so I've been watching the beef cattle here."
"I always make sure I get to see the cattle and the tractors," said Brendan. "I've a small holding with a few sucklers so I'm interested to see other people's stock but we like to get around as much as possible. We like to see a bit of everything."
Zita Blair from Moneymoney and Gillian McKeown, young farmers from Killinchy:
"I can't wait for all the young farmers competitions on Thursday - we've everything from machinery handling to sheep shearing and floral art," said Zita. "Our friends are taking part in the ladies' football and girls' tug of war so we'll be cheering them on. The atmosphere is always great - this time tomorrow night, the crowd will be three deep right around the cattle rings - we'll even have Young Farmers members on crowd control."
Shannon McKee (16) from Glastry and Melissa Lyttle (16), students from Newtownards:
"We're both from farming backgrounds so we're hoping to see some tractors later - some Masseys - and we are looking to see some goats," said Shannon.
"I never go to the show without stopping for an ice-cream at the Lakeland stand."