Kieran (3) is supreme handlers’ champion

Kieran Robinson (3), from Barnoldswick, emerged as supreme champion at Skipton Auction Marts annual young handlers prime lamb show and sale (s)
Kieran Robinson (3), from Barnoldswick, emerged as supreme champion at Skipton Auction Marts annual young handlers prime lamb show and sale (s)

A three-year-old lad from Barnoldswick emerged as supreme champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual young handlers’ prime lamb show and sale on Monday.

Kieran Robinson, son of Scott and Laura, won with a well-presented Beltex cross lamb and the three-year-old was smart himself in a shirt, tie and white coat.

Laura, who has won the supreme champion award herself twice before, said: “He’s very keen. He loves spending time with his granddad on the farm.”

The champion lamb, weighing 41kg, later made £135 or 329.3p/kg when purchased by Nick Dalby on behalf of Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton and Skipton.

Ted Ogden, Craven Cattle Marts’ livestock sales manager, said: “This is always a warmly received competition and is aimed at the future farmers experiencing showing livestock in an auction market and then presenting the lamb for sale in the ring.”