• THERE was a multi-national feeling to proceedings at this year's East of England Smithfield Festival, at Peterborough, with many of the main awards heading across the Irish Sea and north across the Border to Scotland, for both cattle and sheep.

  • A WEE prod with a sharp stick to any show or event secretaries who have still not sent in their event details for next year.

  • DONALD Morrison made a resounding return to the show ring by lifting the supreme red, white and blue sash in the open prime cattle classes as well as the reserve with his heifer and bullock champions at the Christmas Classic on Tuesday.

  • CALUM and Vivienne Angus lifted their ninth supreme prime lamb title at the Christmas Classic on Tuesday.

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