The opening of this year’s Royal Welsh show coincided with the UK’s hottest recorded day of the year so far, but scorching heat wasn’t going to stop some 600 pedigree beef cattle from taking centre stage on Monday last.

Fifteen beef breeds took centre stage in the picturesque setting of the hills of Llanelwedd, but when it came to the supreme interbreed champion at the close of the day, there was only going to be one winner.