Pig breeders Allan and Sharron Nicholas are celebrating their recent success at the Royal Welsh Smallholding and Countryside Festival.

Their homebred four-year-old sow Fairybank Melody 27 (Esther to her friends) took the top award. She was the Tamworth breed champion and went on to win the interbreed championship to become supreme champion.

This is the second time they have won the supreme championship at this show – they also won in 2014 with Fairybank Melody 2.

Allan and Sharron of Pleasant View, Cold Blow, Narberth, also have a holding at Fairybank, Clynderwen. They began showing their Tamworths in 2012.

The reserve supreme champion was a Welsh sow Milkwood Lucky Girl 23 owned by Corrina and Jay Taylor of Hideaway Farm, Ludchurch, who have a herd of pedigree Welsh and large white pigs.

A delighted Sharron said afterwards: "What are the chances of the top awards going to pig breeders living so close to each other? This success is a great start for Pembrokeshire who are hosting the Royal Welsh Show this year as it celebrates its centenary."