A wonderful Christmas show and sale of Prime Butchers Cattle and lambs at the Lakeland Livestock Centre. Judging duo of Philip and David Parkin, of 'Parkin Family Butchers' kindly travelled to judge the cattle section. We were privileged to have Mr Richard Haigh, Selby Livestock Auctioneer to conduct the lamb judging. With what can only be described as one hell of a show of cattle, with numerous beasts worthy champions, the Parkins favourite word used on the evening was 'awesome'! After two hours of judging the cattle, the championship was awarded to Lot 7, a halter trained Limousin heifer, shown by JA Barnett, Brinns Farm, Shap. She later sold for £5 per kilo (544kg) and was purchased by Browns Quality Meats, Ulverston.
Reserve Champion, Lot 24, an un-haltered Limousin heifer, from JG & M Little, Greenhill Farm, sold for £3 per kilo (536kg) and was purchased by Hall quality butchers.
An outstanding entry of Prime Butchers Show Lambs was very carefully judged by Richard Haigh. The Championship was awarded to a shapely pair of Beltex lambs, shown by AJ Brown, Park House Farm. These later sold for £240 (53kg) each purchased by Wilsonwillis butchers, Cleator Moor. Reserve champion were the pair of Texel lambs from Messrs Richardson, Low Garth £135 (47kg) each purchased by Haighs butchers , Workington. The young handlers section was well supported by the next generation of budding farmers. Champion was Elsa Norman with her Beltex cross lamb which sold for £290 and purchased by W Lindsay & Sons , Butchers of Cockermouth .
Prices throughout were very strong which was a credit to both the quality of cattle and lambs on show, with a fabulous turnout and support from no fewer than 22 local butchers and wholesale abattoir buyers. Which all should be supported on a regular basis.
The show and sale was kindly sponsored by Carrs Billington, Armstrong Watson Accountants, Hundith Hill Hotel, Jelf Insurance and Brockbank Solicitors.
Champion- Lot 7 - Limousin Haltered Heifer - JA Barnett, Brinns Farm receiving the Mitchells Silver Challenge Cup also receiving the Limousin Society Plate.
Reserve Champion- Lot 24 Limousin un-haltered light weigh Heifer - JG & M Little, Greenhill receiving the Mr & Mrs Peter Greenhill Trophy.
Limousin Steer Haltered-
1st M/s Bowe, Bothel Parks 248p (£1666.56) W Kirkup & Son Butchers
Limousin Heifer Haltered-
1st JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 500p (£2720.00) Browns Quality Meats
2nd JG&M Little, Greenhill 330p (£1904.10) Wilson Family Butchers
3rd JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 300p (£1854.00) W Kirkup & Son Butchers
British Blue Heifer Haltered
1st RE Miller, West Farm 270p (£1690.20) W Kirkup & Son, Butchers
Limousin Steer Un Haltered
1st M/s Lawson, Hundith House 245p (£1499.40) Browns Quality Meats
2nd JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 240p (£1420.80) Hargreaves Farms
3rd M/s Lawson, Hundith House 225p (£1552.50) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
Limousin Heifer Un Haltered (490-570kg)
1st JG&M Little, Greenhill 300p (£1608.00) Hall Quality Butchers
2nd JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 310p (£1729.80) Browns Quality Meats
3rd RE Miller, West Farm 305p (£1662.25) Haighs Workington Ltd
Limousin Heifer Un Haltered (571-620kg)
1st RE Miller, West Farm 280p (£1660.40) Haighs Workington Ltd
2nd JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 260p (£1573.00) Hutchinson Kirkdale house
3rd RE Miller, West Farm 242p (£1422.96) Brown Quality Meats
Limousin Heifer Un Haltered (621kg +)
1st JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 265p (£1733.10) T Harrison butchers
2nd JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 235p (£1692.00) Browns Quality Meats
3rd BW Hewitson, Shatton Lodge 240p (£1663.20) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
British Blue Steer UnHaltered
1st JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 232p (£1438.40) Taylors Farms Shop Ltd
British Blue Heifer Un-Haltered
1st JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 232p (£1584.56) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
2nd JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 228p (£1573.20) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
3rd JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 250p (£1555.00) Haighs Workington Ltd
Charolais Heifer Un-Haltered
1st JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 242p (£1609.30) T Harrison butchers
2nd MJ&JE Graham, Lynedraw 228p (£1295.04) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
3rd M/s Lawson, Hundith House 232p (£1494.08) Haighs Workington Ltd
Any Other Continental Steer Un Haltered
1st J Wilshaw, Oulton Hall 230p (£1495.00) Hargreaves Farms
Any Other Continental Heifer Un Haltered
1st JA Barnett, Brinns Farm 275p (£1553.75) Wilson Butchers Ltd
Native Breed Steer
1st S Priestly , Cracrop Farm 200p (£1280.00) Wilson Family Butchers
2nd JJ Crichton Loughrigg 255p (£1412.70) Hutchinson, Kirkdale House
3rd R Maxwell, Howside 178p (£1085.80) L Skelton, Low House
Native Breed Heifer
1st JJ Crichton, Loughrigg 205p (£1381.70) Taylors Farm Shop Ltd
The British Charolais Cattle Society Rosette and Plaque for the best Charolais sired animal was awarded to JJ Crichton, Loughrigg Farm
Prime Heifer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Limousin- 500, 300, 235 Brinns Farm, 330, 300, 245 Greenhill, 310, 270(2), 265(2), 260(2), 252, 250, 248(2), 245, 243, 235 Loughrigg, 305, 282, 280, 242 West Farm, 250 Allerby Hall, 242, 240 Hundith House, 240, 238 Mechi Farm, 240 Shatton Lodge. Blonde- 275 Brinns Farm. British Blue- 270, 240 West Farm, 250, 235, 210 Loughrigg, 232, 228 Brinns Farm. Charolais- 242 Loughrigg, 232 Hundith House, 228 Lynedraw. Aberdeen Angus- 205 Loughrigg.
Prime Heifer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 2720, 1854, 1692 Brinns Farm, 1904.10, 1608 Greenhill, 1755, 1733.10, 1729.80, 1577.28, 1573, 1552.32, 1545.48, 1542.30, 1513.20, 1500.40, 1492.25, 1474.20, 1450, 1381.80 Loughrigg, 1748.40, 1662.25, 1660.40, 1422.96 West Farm, 1663.20, 1504.80 Shatton Lodge, 1447.68 Bothel Parks, 1411.20 Mechi Farm, 1406.40, 1386 Hundith House, 1387.50 Allerby Hall. Charolais- 1609.30 Loughrigg, 1494.08 Hundith House, 1295.04 Lynedraw. British Blue- 1690.20, 1488 West Farm, 1584.56, 1573.20 Brinns Farm, 1555, 1266.30, 1240.80 Loughrigg. Blonde- 1553.75 Brinns Farm. Aberdeen Angus- 1381.70 Loughrigg.
Prime Steer (Top price per kilo – pence):- Galloway- 255 Loughrigg, 200 Cracrop, 190, 178 Howside. Limousin- 248 Bothel Parks, 245, 225 Hundith House, 240 Brinns Farm, 225 Lamplugh Hall, 205 Kirkland Guards. Limousin- 248 Bothel Parks, 245, 225 Hundith House, 240 Brinns Farm, 225 Lamplugh Hall, 205 Kirkland Guards. British Blue- 232 Loughrigg. Blonde- 230 Oulton Hall.
Prime Steer (Top price per head - £):- Limousin- 1666.56 Bothel Parks, 1552.50, 1499.40 Hundith House, 1518.75 Lamplugh Hall, 1517 Kirkland Guards, 1420.40 Brinns Farm. Blonde- 1495 Oulton Hall. British Blue- 1438.40 Loughrigg. Galloway- 1412.70 Loughrigg, 1280 Cracrop, 1117.20, 1085.80 Howside.
Overall Champion- Pair of Beltex Lambs - AJ Brown, Park House receiving the Mitchells Auction Trophy.
Overall Reserve Champion- Pair of Texel Lambs - M/s Richardson, Low Garth
Champion Young Handler - Elsa Norman, C/o Low Garth with a single Beltex lamb
Reserve Champion young Handler - Rebecka Marrs, Elva Plain with a single Beltex Lamb
Pair of Texel Lambs
1st M/s Richardson, Low Garth £135 (287ppk) Haighs, Workington Ltd
2nd JR&RJ Harrison, Swiss Cottage £108 (225ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
3rd Harry Richardson, Bothel Craggs £93 (227ppk) S Stoddart
Pair of Beltex Lambs
1st AJ Brown, Park House £240 (452ppk) WilsonWillis Butchers
2nd S&JL Sanderson, Swallowdene £108 (257ppk) S Stoddart
3rd I Powley, Green Marsh £100 (232ppk) S Stoddart
Pen of 5 Mule Lambs
1st A Fearon, Kirkland Guards £82 (164ppk) R Skelton
2nd A Fearon, Kirkland Guard £80 (158ppk) R Skelton
3rd D&I Sessford, East House £74 (167ppk) R Skelton
Pen of 5 Continental x Herdwick Lambs
1st S Hardisty, How Hall £82 (190ppk) Parkin Butchers
2nd JR&RJ Harrison, Swiss Cottage £75 (182ppk) R Skelton
3rd GS&B Barwise, Bell House £77 (179ppk) R Skelton
Young Handler- Under 8 years
1st Elsa Norman, C/o Low Garth £290 (591ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
2nd Joanna Litt, Greengill £135 (281ppk) Haighs, Workington Ltd
3rd Zoe Sanderson, Swallowdene £115 (255ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
Young Handler- 8-11 years
1st Rebecka Marrs, Elva Plain £120 (272ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
2nd Adam Gott, Prospect House £108 (216ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
3rd Isabella Sowerby, Grange Farm £104 (204ppk) Haighs, Workington Ltd
Young Handler- 12-16 years
1st Chris Gott, Prospect House £108 (245ppk) W Lindsay & Sons
2nd Harry Richardson, Bothel Craggs £106 (265ppk) S Stoddart
3rd Jake Scott, Crooklands £96 (240ppk) S Stoddart
Prime Lambs (Top price per kilo – pence):- Beltex- 591.80, 287 Low Garth, 452.80, 253.10 Park House, 272.70 Elva Plain, 265, 228.60 Bothel Craggs, 257.10, 255.60, 227.90 Swallowdene, 250, 229.80 West Farm, 248.60 Green Marsh, 245.50 Prospect House, 245.50, 223.30 Swiss Cottage, 244.90 Hillgreen 232.60 Green Marsh, 224.40 Rose Farm, 216.30 Ghyll House. Texel- 287.20 Low Garth, 287, 270 West Farm, 281.30, 253.70 Greengill, 272.70, 247.80 Ghyll House, 272.70 Kirkland House, 265.10, 225 Swiss Cottage, 245.30 Swallowdene, 243.10 Wardhall Guards, 242.90 Rigg House, 240, 234 Crooklands, 234 Wardhall Guards, 233.30, 226.80 Bothel Craggs, 232.70 Grange Farm, 231.10 Hill Crescent. Texel x Herdwick- 190.70 How Hall, 182.90 Swiss Cottage, 181.40 Clea Hall, 179.50 East House, 179.10 Bellhouse. Mule- 181.80 Sella Farm, 157.40 East House, 156.90, 154.70 Kirkland House.
Prime Lambs (Top price per head - £):- Beltex- 290, 132 Low Garth, 240, 124 Park House, 120, 106, 98 Hill Green, 120 Elva Plain, 115, 108, 98 Swallowdene, 108(2)Prospect House, 108, 100 West Farm, 106 Ghyll House, 106 Bothel Craggs, 100 Green Marsh, 96 Swiss Cottage. Texel- 150, 114 Ghyll House, 150 Kirkland House, 135 Low Garth, 135, 132 West Farm, 135, 104 Greengill, 130 Swallowdene, 124, 110 Wardall Guards, 114, 106, 104 Grange Farm, 114, 108 Swiss Cottage, 110 Crooklands, 108, 104 Hill Crescent, 102 Rigg House. Mule- 82, 80 Kirkland House, 80 Sella Farm, 74 East House. Texel x Herdwick- 82 How Hall, 78 Clea Hall, 77 Bell House, 75 Swiss Cottage, 70 East House.