Following on swiftly from news about the new Smithfield event for this year is news of an extra bonus for last year’s champions, Alistair and Liz Vance.

Having bought their Royal Smithfield Christmas Fair champion, Divine Diva, from Harrison and Hetherington’s Borderway Mart, Carlisle, in September last year for £3000, the Vances were awarded a £1000 cash prize by Brian Richardson (left) and David Pritchard of H and H last week.

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The same cash bonus will be on offer to any purchaser of a beast from one of H and H’s eight sales centres which goes on to win the championship honours at either Borderway Agri Expo, the Royal Highland Winter Fair, the English Winter Fair, the Royal Welsh Winter Fair or the newly launched AgriLIVE Smithfield.