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Two livestock auctioneers have successfully graduated from a leading agricultural university.

Cameron Pate, 21, of John Swan Ltd, Wooler, and Adam Grieve, 22, of Acklington Mart were two of nine auctioneers who achieved their Certificates of Higher Education in Professional Studies for Livestock Market Operations and Management at Harper Adams University in Shropshire.

Carlisle’s Harrison and Hetherington livestock auction house was also well represented, with the qualification awarded to Tom Story and John Helme, who received the LAA Gavel for the top graduating student.

The university’s vice chancellor Dr David Llewellyn said: “This is a programme which takes a lot of hard work. You are out in the working world, studying hard and having to juggle these things.”