Simmentals took their turn in the judging ring at Perth today, with a strong show of bulls resulting in the championship being awarded to the junior champion, Stralongford Trojan from J Hanna.

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Trojan is by Omorga Murray and out of Stralongford Nuala and has enjoyed a sucessful summer show season at home in Northern Ireland.Reserve champion spot in both the junior and overall awards went to Slievenagh Talsiman from R J Boyd. This one is an April 2006 born son of Kilbride Farm Newry and out of homebred dam Sievenagh Madonna.

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Senior champion was the Robson family’s February 2006-born entry, Kilbride Farm Tully. He is by Kilbride Farm Newry and out of Kilbride Farm Eunice.

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Standing reserve to Tully was W D Hazelton’s Ranfurly Talisman, a Carnkern Titan son out of South Park King Kong Weikel 2.

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Intermediate champion was the Wood family’s Popes Tonka, by Corrick Major and out of Greenside Trixie-Belle 5.

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Reserve spot here went to R H Widdicombe’s Starline Trident, a Blackford Northern Light son out of Starline Kristle 8.

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Check back tomorrow to see whether the judge’s selections were backed up by bidding round the sale ring……….