Meet the Farmers

The farm is owned by Harry Harper who is the third generation of his family to farm at Commongate. Harry has a wealth of knowledge of breeding and rearing sheep. In the past he has delivered a land-based qualification to secondary school students from around West Cumbria via a college links programme, many of whom have gone on to pursue successful careers in the farming industry.

Harry’s daughter, Louise Hufton, lives and works on the farm. Louise is a keen entrant farmer, and with the support of her dad, is developing her own flock of mixed breed sheep. Louise is a keen horse rider and enjoys competing her horse Sox at a range of competitions. A major passion of Louise’s is training and working with her young sheepdog, Jura.