THE Anglesey Agricultural Show - Sioe Môn – has opened in bright sunshine.

The annual two day event is held at the island’s Mona Showground.

Mr Ian J Williams, the show’s president, said: “I think given the weather being so good at the moment, there seems to be a very good turn out of people visiting the show, I think it will go down very well today.

“Hopefully the weather won’t be as bad as predicted tomorrow so that could be another good day.”

He added that despite the recent bad weather the ground is in excellent condition.

Mr Williams thought the banning of horses from the show because of the threat of equine flu could have quite and impact. He said: “It will have quite an impact on the number of people coming to visit the show, a lot of people do come to watch the horses”

The show is a highlight for many on the agriculture calendar with many visitors and entrants coming from miles around to take part. It features exhibits of superbly presented animals and livestock and also offers a shopping and exhibition pavilion, craft exhibitors, food hall, produce exhibitions, agricultural machinery and vehicle stands and so much more.

It is seen as the perfect family day out as there is something for people of all ages to enjoy and it attracts thousands to the island of Anglesey year after year, helping to give a welcome boost to tourism and the local economy. Visitors can get up close to the animals - which include various breeds of sheep, horses, pigs, birds, cattle so much more including vintage tractors and agricultural machinery.