SOMERSET livestock farmer Phil Stamp said he is “over the moon” after claiming the Pedigree Champion title at the English Winter Fair.

Limousin steer Nico caught the eye of eager crowds at Staffordshire Showground.

Mr Stamp shares farms with father-in-law Morris Wall along with wife Rachel and sons Archie and Harry and they manage about 300 acres of land with 60 suckler cows and 100 ewes at Bowbridge Farm in Mark, near Burnham-on-Sea.

He said he “took a chance” on the 650kg Limousin after no-one bid for him at a starlight sale at Sedgemoor Market in March.

He said: “Two people came up to me at the Winter Fair who remembered the sale and said they could not believe how he turned out.

“We’re all over the moon.

“We have never had a prize at the Winter Fair before and have been there probably five times in the past 10 years. It is fantastic to win the title”