Harrison and Hetherington conducted the sale of calves to conclude the Cumbria Young Farmers Clubs Interclub Suckled Calf Wintering Competition, where all the proceeds were donated to the Great North Air Ambulance.
The 12 calves had been purchased during the autumn calf sales in 2010 in auction markets operated by Harrison and Hetherington who financed the purchase of the calves.
All the calves were halter lead and extremely well presented to the master judge Steadman Dodd, West View, Temple Sowerby, Penrith. He awarded the rosette for the best animal in the show to Kirklinton YFC with a superb British Blue cross heifer.The reserve champion was presented to Brampton YFC with an 11 month old British Blue cross steer.
The main objective of the competition was to make the greatest margin possible between purchase and sale price and this achieved by Kirklinton YFC with their 13 month old British Blue heifer selling for £1260 leaving a margin of £530.
This was closely followed by Penrith YFC with their 15 month old British Blue heifer making £1140 leaving a margin of £515. Penrith YFC were also awarded the special rosette for the Best Turned Out Animal and Handler.
Best Heifer: 1st Kirklinton YFC, 2nd Longtown YFC, 3rd Penrith YFC, 4th Skelton YFC, 5th Eden Valley YFC.
Best Steer: 1st Brampton YFC, Caldbeck YFC, 3rd Raughton Head YFC, 4th Carlisle YFC.
Champion Kirklinton YFC, Reserve Champion Brampton YFC.