British Blue Steer Tops Skipton Primestock Show
6th January 2016
The 2016 Prime Show season opened at Skipton Auction Mart with
a high quality entry of 59 cattle on Monday 4th January and a good
show of buyers.
It was the Reserve Champion and first prize steer, a homebred
British Blue X from Gary Lodge, Malham Moor, which made the top
price of £1483.
Jim Baines of Trawden took the championship, with his Limousin
heifer catching the eye of judge Jonathan Townley from Clapham
and realising £1479
Gary Lodge with his reserve champion
British Blues top Rearing Calf Sale
Also this day, the first Rearing Calf Sale of the year at Skipton
Auction Mart saw 123 quality calves through the ring.
Joe Ogden of Cowling judged the pre-sale show and picked out two
classy British Blues shown by Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton as
the champion and reserve, a pair of six-week old homebreds from
In the ring, top price went to Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey with
a big British Blue bull fetching £400.
Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises chased close behind with
another run of quality calves topping at £395.
Shaun Sowray, left, and judge Joe Ogden with the champion calf