British Blue Success at Skipton
28th October 2013
Suckled calves and over year store cattle with show potential at Skipton Auction Mart produced a significant improvement in trade on last year’s corresponding fixture. (Wed, Oct 23).
The show classes for suckled calves produced a championship success for JC Walker & Son, of Brennand Farm, Dunsop Bridge, with a home-bred British Blue-cross heifer by Bluegrass Cyclone making £1,200 to Dylan Townend, Malton.
In the young feeding bull show class, Brian Lund, of Walshaw Farm, Walshaw Hebden Bridge sold his British Blue-cross, home-bred son of Dean House Danloy, bred by Leslie Driver & Son at Oakenshaw, Bradford for £1,280.
Sandra Blades, of Keer Holme, Carnforth, who presented the first and third prize British Blue-sired heifer calves for £950 and £880.
Peter and Edward Fox were again prominent when showing the second prize heifer, which also made £1,420 on joining another Fox farming family, PB Fox & Son in Dunnington, York, along with the second prize 2012-born steer, which became a £1,200 acquisition by Stephen Eastwood, of Emley, Huddersfield.
Stephen Eastwood of Emley, Huddersfield swooped to buy PB Fox & Son’s Fox leading performer – a British Blue over year steer at £1,580, top price of the day.
The first prize over year steer, a British Blue-cross
John Stephenson, sold locally for £1,290 to Jeff Burrow in Hanlith.