A good show of prime cattle forward for the sixth anniversary show and sale at Penrith, saw a 622kg Limousin cross heifer from T Pearson, High Plasketlands, take the supreme championship.

The heifer, selected by the judge, local butcher Steven Wilson, Corby Hill, later sold at 267.5p per kg or £1663.85 to B and T Kitson, Hutton Rugby, buying for their farm shop business.

A 632kg Charolais cross heifer from DA Harrison, Hill House, bagged the reserve honours and sold for 233.5p to the judge.

Wigton butchers RJ Harrison and Sons, King Street Shop, bought the first prize native steer and heifer, Aberdeen-Angus cattle from Messrs Steel, Lessonhall and Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, respectively.

The 1112 prime old season lambs forward saw 28 pens of show hoggs presented to the judge, Simon Jenner of Janan Meats, who found his champion winners in a pen of Beltex from J Dixon, Lessonhall, which later sold for £170 to Stephen Stoddart.

Lessonhall also scooped the reserve sash with similarly bred sheep that made £127.

Ewes sold to £150 for a Charollais cross from Messrs Crichton, Loughrigg, with Beltex to £138 from Messrs Peile, Greystoke Castle.


Prime hoggs

Farm (No) Average (£)

Cobble Croft (7) 128

Fir Trees Farm (151) 120

Snade (38) 117.30

Lower Flass Farm (161) 116.80

Lessonhall (60) 116.60

West Micklethwaite (92) 112.50

Inglewood Edge (60) 112.20