Waving the flag for Scotland on St Andrew’s Day at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair, this week, were Ayrshire father and son duo, Hugh and Stewart Dunlop, Holehouse, Ochiltree – firstly securing the reserve championship before going on to top the sale at a whopping £10,000.

Their May, 2020-born Limousin cross heifer, Tidy Dancer, was purchased by B and T Kitson Butchers, of North Yorkshire. This home-bred girl is sired by Wilodge LJ, out of a Limousin cross dam and this week also stood reserve heavy weight heifer at LiveScot, as well as previously being inter-breed champion at Coylton Show, in August.

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Having never bagged a first prize ticket at the Welsh after five years of competing, it was one to remember for the Holehouse team when it also secured a first prize with the Charolais cross heifer, Molly Malone, which was led by Penny Stewart.

Taking supreme on the day was the British Blue cross heifer, Read All About It, from Paul Tippetts and Christine Williams, Shropshire, which also sold to Mr Kitson, North Yorkshire, for £8000. This March, 2020-born British Blue cross heifer was bred by JA and E Murry and had been third at LiveScot.

In the sheep lines, the top award came in the form of a pair of Beltex lambs from Robert West, which went on to make £1250 per head to Terry Bayliss, Farmers Fresh.