SECOND ANNUAL PRIZE SHOW AND SALE FOR SINGLE PRIME LAMBS
FOR YOUNG HANDLERS
THURSDAY 2nd AUGUST 2007
Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart P.L.C held its
2nd annual young handlers show and sale of single prime lambs, kindly
sponsored by Farmers Guardian, on Thursday 2nd August 2007.
Champion lamb shown in ring with purchaser Billy Kirkup, Thomas
Hope and his mother, Marion
An entry of 80 lambs were forward in three age classes (0-7,
8-11, 12-16) and were ably judged by Steven Wilson, of Wilson Butchers
Ltd, Corby Hill, Carlisle.
The first 3 prize lambs went forward for the overall championship
for which the Taylor family from Englishtown donated a new trophy in memory
of the late Hugh Taylor who was a past Chairman of the Market.
The sale of the lambs was buoyant and all the regular buyers
remained within the ring to help support the youngsters.
The overall championship was awarded to the winner of the
0 – 7 age group and was a 43 kilo Beltex x Lamb from Thomas Hope,
Albierigg, Canonbie which realised £88 (204.6p kilo) and was purchased
by Wm Kirkup, Butchers, Longtown. First prize in the 8 – 11 yr olds
was Ian Carlisle, Nether Dargavel, Collin for a Texel x Lamb scaling 46
kilo and realising £76 (165.2p kilo), also to Wm Kirkup. First prize
12 – 16 yr olds was Thomas Illingworth, Howgillside, Eaglesfield,
Lockerbie for a Texel x lamb scaling 49 kilo and realising £72 (146.9p
kilo) to Border Meats, Lockerbie.
Mel from Farmers Guardian with Mr Hope and Thomas after judging
Ian Carlisle, Nether Dargavel
3 lambs together Thomas Illingworth, Ian Carlisle, Thomas Hope
with judge Steven Wilson
Full list of prize winners:
(0 – 7) 1st Thomas Hope, 2nd Rory Beard, 3rd Harry
Bouch, 4th Louise Brough, 5th Harry Hope, 6th Sam Beard, 7th Emily Dinnin,
8th Robbie Oliver, 9th James Veith, 10th Millie Hogg.
(8 – 11) 1st Ian Carlisle, 2nd Jake Ivison, 3rd Jack
Austin, 4th Sam Borgogno, 5th Victoria Illingworth, 6th Amy Neill, 7th
John Wigham, 8th Lauren Pattinson, 9th Jamie Scott, 10th Paul Gardner.
(9 – 16) 1st Thomas Illingworth, 2nd Stuart Armstrong,
3rd Scott Blaylock 4th Lisa Irving, 5th Andrew Brough, 6th Emily Hewitt,
7th Lauren Little, 8th Chris Bendle, 9th Tom Fisher, 10th Helen Graham.
Other principal prices: £74 Kate
Pattinson, £70 Jake Ivison, £69 Steven Brough, Chris Bendle & Robbie
Oliver, £68 Andrew Brough, £67 Adam Batey, Tom Fisher & Lauren
Pattinson, , £66 Emily Hewitt & John Wigham, £65 Callum
Braithwaite, Rebecca Gardner & Lisa Irving, £63 Robyn Bowker,
Robbie Ivison & Victoria Illingworth.
Judge Steven Wilson