Roberta Dunbar's Airdrie-based Barncluth herd has been awarded British Friesian Herd of the Year Award as the most productive unit across the UK following a combination of classification and production results.

The Dunbar family has been milking cows at Cromlet, Airdrie, since Roberta's great-great grandfather took on a tenancy in 1899, with the farm subsequently being purchased by Roberta's grandfather in 1960. Roberta returned to the farm in 1987, having been away to study at college, and she undertook the task of grading the herd up to pedigree. In 1995, she took over from her father and today, she farms with her partner Gordon Smith.

The farm comprises 100 acres, with a further 85 acres rented, and is home to 85 pedigree British Friesians with an average yield of 7800kg. There are also 50 followers in the herd. British Friesians are particularly well suited to the type of land and climate in North Lanarkshire.

Today's herd is influenced by the bull Terling Prophet which Roberta's father introduced, along with Barncluth Arrival leaving his stamp on the herd, a great homebred bull. Prominent cow families include Daisy, Annabel, Daphne and Rose.