• 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.

  • KEITH-BASED cousins, Reece and Lucy Simmers, had much to celebrate at Monday's Christmas Classic show of Young Farmers' prime cattle at Aberdeen and Northern Marts' Thainstone centre.

  • BELTEX LAMBS were the pic of an extremely strong sheep section at LiveScot today.

  • THE ATMOSPHERE was electric around a packed livestock ring at LiveScot today as a Charolais X heifer took the champion of champions.

  • TAKING the overall plaudits at the Clydesdale Winter Fair, as well as the junior championship, was Ronnie and Pete Black's Collessie Jennifer, from Newton of Collessie, Cupar.

  • BEST new product award wen to Premier Livestock Handling for the Unistock manual cattle squeeze.

  • WINNERS of the SRUC's Mains of Loriston Winter Wheat Challenge was the Barony-based team of Cailean Knapp, Fergus Scougal, William McMillan, Sam Mactiier and Ben McColm.