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.

The Walker family’s 2013 CCM Skipton suckled calf champion

The Walker family’s 2013 CCM Skipton suckled calf champion

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.

Brian Lund with his 2013 CCM Skipton young feeding bull champion

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 from Bordley’s John Stephenson, sold locally for £1,290 to Jeff Burrow in Hanlith.