Scottish show calf producers made their presence felt at last week's Royal Welsh Winter Fair, buying the baby beef champion for the top price of £7500, while the reserve came from north of the Border.

Sale leader was Queen Bee, a six-month-old Limousin cross heifer from Peredur and Llyr Hughes who run the Pabo Limousin herd at Llanbabo, Anglesey. Their show calf already boasts a string of successes, having stood supreme at the Agri Expo in Carlisle, last month and reserve at Anglesey in the summer. She scaled 311kg, is by Derrygullinane Kingbull and sold to well known show calf producers, Stewart and Lynsey Bett, Stirling.

There were more celebrations to come for the Scots when Fife-based producers, Craig and Katrene Malone's She's A Belter, scooped the reserve baby beef honours. Their top winner from Pitcairn, Cardenden, is by Connon, and was shown fresh from winning the commercial calf championship at LiveScot. Bred by David and Hazel Erskine, Gillbank, this eight-month-old by Connon, was bought privately by Craig after judging Carnwath Show where the calf and its dam, a Limousin cross cow, had been shown by the Erskines.

Brothers Cai and Dion Edwards' ICandy from Corwen, Denbighshire, won the main fatstock competition and later sold for £6600 to one of the two show judges, Arwyn Morgan, a Powys-based butcher who judged the heifers. This 18-month-old Limousin cross heifer bred by Hexham-based Michael Lee, was bought at Hexham in March and has since bagged the reserve commercial title at the Royal Welsh and the supreme honours at Merioneth. She is out of a British Blue cross cow and passed the weighbridge at 672kg.

Just pipped at the post was the British Blue cross steer, Derulo, from Lin Calcraft, Honiton, Devon. A class winner at Countryside Live and AgriFest, this Dragon Blues Firefly-sired entry was bred by JM and AM Lewis, Llanwrda and bought at Brecon Mart for £1500. It later sold for £2900.

Dutch Texels from Sara and Steve Gibbons, Brecon, Powys, scooped the prime lamb championship and later sold for £800 per head to JM and SM Rowlands, Llanidloes. The two ewe lambs, which were producing a fourth championship win for the flock, were on their first show outing.

Reserve was a pair of Beltex cross Dutch Texel ewe lambs from first time exhibitors, Jamie and Richard Jerman, Whiteney-on-Wye, Herefordshire. They are by a Hackney tup.