Annual fatstock sale results are confirmed

Results from the annual Market Harborough Fatstock Show have been released following last week’s sale .

The event, held on Wednesday last week at Harborough Livestock Market in Foxton, has a rich history dating back many decades.

“There was a very good showing of lambs, judged by Tom Griffith, and a small but quality entry of cattle this year, ably judged by Matthew Morris of South Kilworth,” said Gill Burbidge, secretary of the Harborough Fatstock Society.

The society thanked all those who supported the sale and entered cattle and sheep on the day.

Supreme Champion and Champion was awarded to a haltered Limousin steer from MJ and EA Vickers, of Smeeton Westerby, weighing 605kg and reaching 300p/kg.

Reserve champion was an unhaltered Charolais heifer owned by Stanbridge Farming, of Smeeton Westerby, weighing 680kg and fetching 235p/kg. Both beasts were bought by Joseph Morris Butchers, of South Kilworth.

Champion Pen of Lambs was awarded to a pen of Continentals (Texel/Beltex) from Sue Ellingworth, of Kimcote, weighing 45.7kg and selling to the judge for £111.00.

Reserve Champion Pen of Lambs was awarded to RA Wadland & Sons, of Cranoe, with a pen of Continental Cross lambs weighing 39.2kg and fetching £87.50, selling to Coultons.

Best Pen of Lambs shown by YFC member was won by Vickie Sturgess, of Husbands Bosworth, with a pen of Continental Cross lambs weighing 43.7kg and selling to judge Tom Griffith for £83.00.

Best Pen of Commercial Lambs was awarded to Stuart Gilbert, of Wistow, weighing 50.1kg and selling for £84.00.

Norton and Gaulby Young Farmers’ Club arranged a collection of lambs on the day, with proceeds going to the county air ambulance, which raised more than £1,000.

Cups and trophies were presented at Market Harborough Golf Club last Friday.