Well there has been a fair bit of hype about this bull and rumours of turning down good money on the summer circuit are flying about the place, but Sterling Viking 2nd didn’t disappoint stockman Jimmy McMillan today.

Having taken the junior championship under judge Robin Boyd, the Sterling Rochester bull out of Sterling helen’s Lyric then went on to take the overall title. And he’s no stranger to winning ways either having shone throughout the summer show circuit nothing up titles at royal Cornwall and Norfolk.

It’s been a joyful today for the Sterling team as earlier in the day Jimmy took the female championship with a half sister Sterling Jools Vienna. She also took tickets at Cornwall and Norfolk and will be sold later on this afternoon.

Simmental section champions:

Senior – Messrs N and N Gwynne’s Chestermann Varney (by Blackford Ringleader out of Deerhurst Madame).

Reserve senior champion – Pat Kelly’s Ashland Vagabond (by Omorga Prince out of Raceview Natasha Beauty).

Intermediate champion – Willie Robson and Sons’ Kilbride Farm Viagra (by Seaview Prince Charming out of Kilbride Farm Iris).

Junior champion and overall – Sterling Viking 2nd (by Sterling Rochester out of Sterling Helen’s Lyric).

Reserve junior champion and reserve overall – Cecil McIlwaine’s Corrick Viscount 2nd (by Cankern Titan out of Corrick Eleanor).

Pictures to follow later…………..