A massive crowd at Penrith Auction Mart’s annual stockjudging event last Thursday evening (November 19) helped raise £2,500 for charity.
With the whole event backed by sponsors, of which Farmers Guardian was one, all cash generated from a nominal admission charge and raffle was donated to the Great North Air Ambulance.
Competitors had to place four gimmer hoggs in each of seven breed classes, and an overall open male and female winner, plus an under 16s winner, were arrived at on a points basis.
Winner of the female title was Linda Allan, Killington, while Tom Pyman, Stainton, took the male award. The under 16s winner was John Ellis, New Hutton, Kendal.
Master judges for the evening were: Mark Curr, Newbiggin-on-Lune, Mules and Bluefaced Leicesters; Kelly Armitage, Bentham, Beltex and Texel; Ben Williams, Ravenstonedale, Rough Fell; and Anthony Hartley, Seascale, Swaledales and Herdwick.