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Balmoral Show 2018: All the pictures and videos from Day 3

Video: Balmoral Show highlights for day one 2018

Thousands of visitors once again flocked to the Balmoral Show on Friday for the third day of the 2018 exhibition.

The sunshine and high temperatures remained at the Balmoral Park in Lisburn for another day at the biggest agricultural show in Ireland, which is celebrating its 150th birthday.

High profile visitors to this year's event have included HRH Princess Anne and Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley.

Rhonda Geary, operations director with the Royal Ulster Agricultural Show, said she was pleased with the numbers this year.

"The weather has been lovely, which of course is an added bonus," she added.

There's were plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained - in the children's farm, fascinated children pressed their faces against the bars of the enclosures as they attempted to get up close and personal with tiny goat kids, lolloping rabbits, scurrying rodents and furry friends of the six-legged variety.

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Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging at the show (Jonathan Porter/PressEye)

Meanwhile, the livestock pens were a hive of activity as farmers blow-dried pedigree cattle and herded them through to the cattle ring to await the moment of judgment.

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Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Sheep judging at the show (Jonathan Porter/PressEye)
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Horse judging at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Free styling motocross display at the show (Jonathan Porter/PressEye)
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Dave Lindon and Deborah from Madlug pictured with Richard Donnan - Head of Northern Ireland at Ulster Bank, DUP MEP Diane Dodds, DUP leader Arlene Foster and Lynsey Cunningham Regional Director, Entrepreneurship at Ulster Bank. Madlug was one of the companies provided with free space by Ulster Bank to exhibit in its marquee. The companies include Ulster Bank customers and entrepreneurs from the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Karen Walker from Bronze Leaf pictured with DUP leader Arlene Foster. Bronze Leaf was one of the companies provided with free space by Ulster Bank to exhibit in its marquee. The companies include Ulster Bank customers and entrepreneurs from the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Carole Kearney and Petra Armstrong from Armstrong's Twisted Fish pictured with Lynsey Cunningham Regional Director, Entrepreneurship at Ulster Bank. Armstrong's Twisted Fish was one of the companies provided with free space by Ulster Bank to exhibit in its marquee. The companies include Ulster Bank customers and entrepreneurs from the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Karen Walker from Bronze Leaf pictured with Mark Crimmins Regional Director Business Banking at Ulster Bank. Bronze Leaf was one of the companies provided with free space by Ulster Bank to exhibit in its marquee. The companies include Ulster Bank customers and entrepreneurs from the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Jack Morton from Jack's Fudge pictured with Mark Crimmins Regional Director Business Banking at Ulster Bank. Jack's Fudge was one of the companies provided with free space by Ulster Bank to exhibit in its marquee. The companies include Ulster Bank customers and entrepreneurs from the bank's Entrepreneur Accelerator. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Family fun entertainment at the show. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Cattle showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 18th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Preparing for some cattle showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. A farmer gets some well earned sleep after a night of watching his cattle ahead of today's showing and judging (Jonathan Porter/PressEye)
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 17th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Prep gets under way in the cattle shed as farmers prepare for a day of showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 17th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Prep gets under way in the cattle shed as farmers prepare for a day of showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
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Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 17th May 2018 Third day of the 2018 Balmoral Show, in partnership with Ulster Bank, at Balmoral Park. Prep gets under way in the cattle shed as farmers prepare for a day of showing and judging. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye