On Thursday 14th September Harrison and Hetherington held their annual ‘Latter Fair Sale’ of 5000 Mule gimmer lambs.
The pre-sale show was kindly sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants and Capontree Vets. The judging was left in the capable hands of local enthusiasts Trevor Foster, Sebergham and David Mattinson, Cockermouth with Edwin Holliday Jnr, Wigton acting as referee.
A fabulous show of 12 of the finest pens of lambs was presented in front of the judges, after a great deal of deliberations they presented the Dodd & Co trophy and 1st prize rosette along with the special NEMSA rosette for the highest placed pen of NEMSA lambs to Messrs Moore, Highside which later went on to sell at £190 to Messrs JJ Brough, Clappers, Langrigg.
The sale was topped by Kilnstown Farms Ltd with an outstanding pen of 10 which sold at £310 to Mr Graeme Jackson, Bentham.
The overall sale average was £95.89 which is a very respectable return with a larger amount of running lambs forward which proved harder to cash.
Leading Flock Averages:
Hightown (104) £135.33, Highside (96) £112.77, Wood Hall (178) £110.83, The Faulds (116) £108.62, Wythop Hall (100) £106.80, Baggrayeat (64) £105.42, Kilnstown (541) £103.74, Roachburn (99) £103.21
1st F & M Moore & Son, Highside Farm, Kellah, Haltwhistle
2nd TP Wigham, Hargil House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle
3rd JW Smith-Jackson, High Town, Melkridge, Haltwhistle
4th RW Emmott, Wythop Hall, Wythop, Cockermouth
5th WH & DA Gass, Nunscleugh, Roweltown, Carlisle
6th W Ridley, Wood Hall, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, Cumbria
Champion F & M Moore & Son, Highside Farm, Kellah, Haltwhistle
Reserve Champion TP Wigham, Hargil House, Coanwood, Haltwhistle
Leading Price per head: £310, £140, £121, £120, £118(x2), £116 Kilnstown, £240, £190, £126, £116(x2) Hightown, £190, £125 Highside, £180 Wythop Hall Farm, £172, £135, £122, £120, £118 Nunscleugh, £160, £122, £110(x2), £109, £108 Hargill House, £150, £128, £116 Wood Hall, £145, £138 The Faulds, £140, £128 Midtodhills, £140, £110, £103 Raise Lodge, £128, £108, £102 Coombe Crag, £128 Baggra Yeat, £125, £118 Roachburn Farm, £115, £110, £106, £104(x2), £102 Spoutbank, £115 Coombe Crag, £114 Shankfield Head, £112, £104 Setterah Park, £112(x2), £104, £102 Gallowberry
l/r Trevor Foster (judge), David Mattinson (judge),Edwin Holliday (referee), Freddy & Brian Moore (vendors), Brian Mundell (sponsor Capontree vets), David McCrea (sponsor Capontree Vets), Dawn Pollock (sponsor Dodd & co), Emma Rust (sponsor Dood & co)