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Balmoral Show: Full results, pictures and video

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Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park.
Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. The Pony Club competition gets underway in the main horse parade ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging takes place in the parading ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Hill Billy Ray and the Clampetts at the show where they are raising money for Cancer Focus Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Crowds of people enjoy the sun at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse show jumping in the main ring at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 11th May 2017 Day two, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Katie McDonald(3) from Ahoghill enjoys an ice-cream at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: NI Women's Institute's (R-L) Margaret Kelso,Evelyn Armstrong, Roberta Mathers and Edith McAdams pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Ramon McGarry from Dundrod pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Lesley-Anne and Richard Bell from Donaghcloney pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Tara O'Brien from Dungannon and her Commercial Heifer pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Zack,Ned and Benjamin Cummins from Newcastle pictured during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 - General view of exhibitors in the cattle ring of the Balmoral Show. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 11th May 2017 - General view of street performers at the Balmoral Show. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: The annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 11/5/2017: Show jumpers pictured at the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim in Northern Ireland which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

By Chris McCullough

A new cattle group has been set up in to highlight the quality of pedigree dairy and beef animals in Northern Ireland.

Christened the Pedigree Cattle Trust, the group contains representatives from beef and dairy clubs, and hopes collectively to address TB in herds as well as other welfare issues.  Launched at the Balmoral Show, the organisation aims to become a unified voice for all pedigree breeders in Northern Ireland.

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With 2,500 pedigree herds in the region, speaking for every owner may be a challenge, so the club has called on all pedigree breeders to contact it and voice any opinion or highlight areas of concern.

Brian Walker, from the Pedigree Cattle Trust, said: "The superior quality of the local cattle industry has long been recognised, but we believe it is important we join together to do all we can to promote high-quality beef and dairy both at home and across the world. As pedigree breeders, we are dedicated to improving the quality, genetics and marketability of our animals.

"Not only do we depend on them for our livelihood, but the standard of our local herds is also vital to the interests of the processors, retailers and ultimately the consumers.

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"Collectively, there are more than 2,500 local pedigree herds and we need to ensure we have a unified and powerful voice. This is becoming especially important as we face a number of upcoming challenges, including Brexit and any potential changes to the trading environment in the EU.

"We also want to work closely with government agencies regarding the control, eradication and prevention of cattle disease, animal welfare, genomics and animal identification issues, all of which have a direct impact on the future of the industry."

The body is planning for future meetings and is urging pedigree beef and dairy farmers to contact it with their views and opinions.

Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Day one, Balmoral Show 2017 at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper and his pet dog entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
The Kangaroo Kid performing stunts during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging in the parade ring during the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf in the judging ring after they came third in their category. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Alisha cooper(8) from Ballyheartfield with Boo her three-week-old Dexter calf before going into the judging ring. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ulster Bank's Henry the Hippo with Grace(6) and Brendan(4) McGarrity from Killdress Co. Tyrone. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging in the parade ring during the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. A giant Scottish bagpiper entertains the ground. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th May 2017 Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Ben Hamilton(6) from Londonderry hugs a giant dog as his Scottish bagpiper owner looks on. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster meet 'Flower Pot' people attending Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Ashleigh Kirkpatrick of Tully Farm handing out some tasty meat produce.
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster watching the Sheep Judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Caoimhe Brady aged 2 from Donaghmore surrounded by a CAT Track Type Tractor weighing 21,715 kg, during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Abianne Porter of Ann's Pantry.
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show.
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Rosie the Auto Line Cow with Evanna Kieran.
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster watching the Sheep Judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Senior Bull Class Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Arianna Magowan (1) from Moira
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 10th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye DUP Leader Arlene Foster with Nathan Hylands with his Dorset Sheep during judging during Day One, of the Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Jess Hall from South Wales and Ellie having a rest before the parade ring.
Press Eye © Belfast - Northern Ireland Photo by Freddie Parkinson / Press Eye © Wednesday 10th May 2017 Balmoral Show 2017 Sunshine all day at the Balmoral Show. Crowds turned out to see all the attractions on the first day of the annual show. Mason Cunningham (3) from Moira
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Watchers on look at the Cattle on show during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Show jumpers during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Sarah Bell from Kircubben enjoys an ice cream during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Crowds gather for the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt during the annual Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 10/5/2017 Jess Hall with some of the Cattle during The annual The Balmoral Show, located on the former Maze prison site near Lisburn, County Antrim, which runs until Saturday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the four-day event, which in previous years lasted three days. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep shearing competition during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep judging during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Sheep shearing competition during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Annabel Manson aged 6 from Kells with a first prize for older ewe Hampshire Downs during Day One, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
onathan and Veronica Dougherty, Aoife McConvey and David Dougherty from Kircubbin showing Greenfield British Blues at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Hanna Alexander from Greyabbey preparing a Dexter at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Aoife McConvey from Kircubbin enjoying the sunshine before showing Greenfield British Blues cattle at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Blue says above Balmoral Park during the show jumping at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
PressEye-Northern Ireland- 9th May 2017-Picture by Brian Little/PressEye Day one, Balmoral Show 2017, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park: Serena Murphy with her Limousin Carrickaldreen Maverick , from Newry at the first day of the Balmoral Show. Picture by Brian Little / PressEye
Winner of this year’s Ulster Bank Farm Safety competition is twelve year old Matthew Nelson from Downpatrick High School. As well as having his winning design animated into a short film, Matthew also wins an iPad and a day out to Balmoral Show, courtesy of Ulster Bank.
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Trevor Shields from Killkeel with his Large White pigs ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Owen Gill(14) from Killkeel and Ollie Smith(12) visiting from England prepare the cattle ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Heather Briggs from Newtowncrommelin, Co. Antrim, prepares her Dexter Oldstone Wrist ahead of the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 9th May 2017 Framers and traders prepare ahead of this year's Balmoral Show at the old Maze site outside Lisburn. The show starts on Wednesday morning and goes right through until Saturday. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

"To be able to make a difference and fairly represent the local industry, we need a comprehensive overview of what is important to pedigree cattle farmers here," Mr Walker said.

"We would value hearing about any issues farmers would like addressed by the Pedigree Cattle Trust going forward."

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