ANNAN breeder Kevin Watret was celebrating after taking top honours in the English Winter Fair with his British Blue.

Solway View Tesha won the youngest heifer class, female champion and Overall Blue champion and finishing off with the Reserve Interbreed Championship.

“She was first in the Stars of the Future competition last week and second at Agri Expo,” said stockman Ali Jackson. “Her mother, Solway View Kesha, is one of the best cows in the herd – she won the triple crown last year; the Royal Highland, Great Yorkshire and Royal Welsh.” Her sire is an old bull, Felicien De Courriaulx.

Kevin, who has 300 cattle at Solway View Farm near Annan, also topped the British Blue classes last year at the Winter Fair, with Solway View Ria, who went on to sell for a record-equalling £30,000 at Carlisle. And he had success in the prestigious group of three at this year’s show, with Tesha joining forces with Solway View Sunlight and Jamie Taylor’s Brookley Blue Thumbelina to claim the Duke of Norfolk trophy.

“The group of three is all about winning for the breed,” said Kevin. “We pick the best matched team across the breed, and have won the title three years in a row.”