Youth to the fore at Gisburn

Sam Phillipson, reserve champion young handler with Judith Smith of JS Accountancy show sponsor.
Sam Phillipson, reserve champion young handler with Judith Smith of JS Accountancy show sponsor.

Vicky Seed, a member of Chipping Young Farmers Club, was the winner of Gisburn Auction Mart’s Christmas Young Handlers Sheep Show.

Eighteen-year-old Vicky, a pupil of Newman College, Preston, picked up the first prize rosette in the 17 to 27 age group and later in the day the supreme champion award with her perfectly presented Beltex-cross-Texel gimmer lamb. It went to sell for £185 to the pre-sale show judge John Wood, of Trawden.

Vicky Seed, champion young handler with Judith Smith of JS Accountancy show sponsor.

Vicky Seed, champion young handler with Judith Smith of JS Accountancy show sponsor.

Vicky’s brother Richard Seed, also had a successful day when he won the first prize rosette in the 12 to 16 age group with another Texel-cross-Beltex lamb, which sold for £155.

Picking up first prize in the 11 years and under class and winner of the reserve champion award was eight-year-old Sam Phillipson, of Briercliffe, with his Zwartbles-cross gimmer lamb. Eight-year-old Oscar Simpson, of Wigglesworth, Skipton, a pupil at Chatburn Primary School, was awarded the second prize rosette in this class with his Beltex lamb. The pre-sale show was sponsored by Judith Smith of JS Accountancy, Clitheroe, and auctioneers were Richard Turner and Son.