Farming News - Tributes pour in for Cumbrian livestock auctioneer

Tributes pour in for Cumbrian livestock auctioneer

12 Jun 2019
Frontdesk / Livestock
Harrison and Hetherington
                                    Credit: Harrison and Hetherington

Tributes have been pouring in for livestock auctioneer, David Thomlinson who died in a tragic accident at the weekend.

Mr Thomlinson was attacked by a cow on his farm near Carlisle.

David began working for Harrison and Hetherington as an office boy based in Botchergate.

He was in the auction trade for 57 years and was a familiar face at the city's Auction Mart.

Mr Thomlinson will be remembered for his outstanding dedication to the livestock auctioneering world, within H&H, throughout the UK and across the world.

"David will be a great miss to his family and all the H&H team, but his hard work over the years will live on through the next generation for many years to come" said a spokesperson for Harrison and Hetherington.

Outside of work and commitments to his farm and livestock, Mr Thomlinson was Chairman of the Cumberland Show, President of Cumbria Young Farmers Federation and held numerous other roles within the main Cumbrian show societies. For a six-year period, which included the outbreak of BSE, David was also Chairman of the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Along with his wife Sheila, he farmed their 200 acre farm, Park View at Scaleby, Carlisle from where they started their pedigree herd of Limousin cattle in 1978. The farm produces quality bulls and females for sale both in the ring and privately. The Beeches herd has enjoyed success in the show ring with Beeches French and Beeches Georgette – two of his favourites.