APTLY named Simmental bull Important carried off the big prize of Supreme Beef Champion at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Just two years old the prize animal beat off competition from some of the major breeders in the country. Owners David and Lesley Sapsed from Hertfordshire said they were overwhelmed.

"We have had wins at Suffolk and Norfolk in the past but to win at the Great Yorkshire Show is the pinnacle it really is. It's such an accolade to win this trophy."

Important was home bred by the Sapsed's along with his parents and has already had a calf so future generations are in the pipeline. "He was a promising calf himself, but last year he was a bit gangly then he just started to blossom and we knew he was something special," said Lesley.

Reserve Supreme Beef Champion was the Lincoln Red belonging to Robert Mawer from Horsington in Lincolnshire. Four year old Foulness Ultra was last years breed champion at the Great Yorkshire so Mr Mawer was delighted with the reserve title. "I always knew he was a winner, he was the most impressive calf I have ever seen," he added.