Thousands of people have gathered for Anglesey's premier agricultural event.

The annual Anglesey County Show is being held at the Mona showground at Gwalchmai.

Organisers say the first day of the show has got off to a " a big success" and, despite some ominous looking grey clouds, initially hanging over the field, the rain has stayed away and the sun is breaking through.

Benji the Patterdale Terrier enjoying the Anglesey Show

Crowds are enjoying watching the judging in the main ring, with the morning seeing the horses being judged.

In smaller pens around the field pampered pigs, sleek sheep and groomed goats are being prepared for their big moment in front of smartly dressed judges waiting present ribbons and trophies.

In his welcome, Geraint Roberts said it was a "great privilege and honour" to be chosen as this year's show president.

Cleaning Charolais cattle at Anglesey Show 2018

He has been coming to the show since he was a young boy in the young farmers' club.

His wife Nerys, sons Gethin and Gwyn and daughter Sian are involved in the show. The family particularly enjoy showing their Landrace pigs.

Already Geraint has picked up a number of awards in the pig section.

In his opening welcome Geraint said: "I'm really looking forward to this year as are my whole family.

"It's got off to a great start with lots of people here already. Luckily the weather is holding out for us.

"The weather is ideal really, not too hot not too cold, and with a light breeze.

"I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends and new and hope everyone enjoyed enjoys the show."

The show is on Tuesday and Wednesday.