On Monday Penrith & District Farmers’ Mart held the annual prize show and sale of Pedigree Dairy Shorthorn Cattle. The pre-sale show was in the most capable hands of Mr J Harrison, Dolphin Holme, Lancaster who awarded the championship honours to an in-milk red & white heifer Winbrook Clara 28th, lot 6, from GA & D Dent, Winton House, she went on to make 1610gns, the top price of the day, bought by the Judge.
Champion - First placed in-milk heifer from Messrs GA & D Dent, Winton House
Reserve honours went to the second placed in-milk heifer, Tahuna Lady Rose 7th, lot 3, a light roan heifer from Mr D Jackson, Firbank, from long established bloodlines leading back to Deansbiggin, she later went under the hammer for 1220gns, purchased by Mr M Tidmarsh, Whaley Bridge.
The third placed cow met much interest, shown by Messrs GA & D Dent, Winbrook VI 148th comes from a long line of high yielding cows and met spirited bidding before selling for 1600gns.
The overall sale averaged £1,406.00 which on the day was very respectable in the present circumstances.
1st Messrs GA & D Dent, Winton Houseç2nd Mr D Jackson, Firbank
3rd Messrs GA & D Dent, Winton House
Champion: First placed in-milk heifer from Messrs GA & D Dent, Winton House
Reserve Champion: Second placed in-milk heifer from Mr D Jackson, Firbank
1610gns Winbrook Clara 28th, 1600gns Winbrook Cactus 25th, 1420gns Winbrook Cactus 24th, 1400gns Winbrook VI 148th; 1220gns Tahuna Lady Rose 7th; 1220gns Tahuna Alice 14th