Jo and Robin Ransome of Bleddfa, near Knighton experienced great success at this year's Royal Welsh, winning a total of 13 rosettes and 3 trophies.

The couple took their four homebred Welsh Blacks to the show and saw them all win prizes.

Blackmixen Zelensky and Blackmixen Bel were home-bred exhibitor bred native champions and reserve supreme to Limousins.

 Blackmixen Zelensky, Blackmixen Bel, and Blackmixen Blodwyn won the Welsh Black group of three, and along with Blackmixen Catrin won the prestigious Edward Prince of Wales cup.

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Picture of Blackmixen Bel, Zelensky, Blodwyn and Catrin resting after a busy time! (Pic Supplied)

Speaking to The Brecon & Radnor Express, Jo Ransome said: "It was awesome, we were very, very pleased and proud.

“The Preparation starts from when they’re born. 

 “To get them trained for this year we did two shows with all of them before the Royal Welsh to get them acclimatised to the excitement of a show; the crowds, the babies, and the push chairs as that’s the sort of thing that spooks them.

 “So they just had to be trained not to react in a bad way really."

Jo and Robin had already had previous successes at the Royal Welsh show, winning an exhibitor event in 2018 and winning the Welsh Black Male Champion last year.

Jo said: "We’ve had a few prizes there but this year has probably been the best because it was specifically an exhibitor bred and each breed, it wasn’t just the Welsh Blacks, it was highlands, short horns, Devon reds, and long horns, so lots of different breeds to compete with.”

The couple also took a live native lamb for the carcass class which won as well.