Smithfield champion beast sells at £5000

The champion beast, Lim cross Hanky Panky from Michael and Melanie Alford sold at £5000 to Stillmans Butchers, the south west butchery owned by the Devon-based couple.

The reserve champion, Blue cross heifer Lady Ga Ga also from the Alfords then sold at £5800, also heading back to the west country to the Stillmans shops.

The suckled calf champion, Bees Knees from Alistair and Liz Vance was passed unsold at £1900, while the reserve champion, Poker Face from the Alfords was not offered and will form part of their team for next year.