Limousins again ruled supreme at the annual autumn multi-breed
show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton
Auction Mart. (Wed, Oct 11).
William Salisbury with his pedigree beef champion, joined
by show judge Peter Goldsborough, right.The breed repeated its success at the Spring pedigree beef fixture
by once more taking championship and reserve championship honours
this time around.
The supreme title winner was an 18-month-old Limousin bull, Kirkview
Agentooseven, exhibited by William Salisbury, of W Salisbury & Son,
Church View Farm, Treales, near Preston.
It sold for 1,280 guineas to Alan Wheelwright, of Halifax. Nouvelle
Prospect, sire of the champion, is doing well in the Shropshire-based
The reserve champion, a 20-month-old Limousin bull, Aprilton Andy
Pandy, from Eileen Wilson, of White Hills, Scorton, Richmond, made
1,100gns when purchased by G Pickersgill & Son, of Hawkworth,
Guiseley. The sire is Ronick Member.
Show judge was Peter Goldsborough, of Northallerton, himself a past
pedigree beef cattle championship winner at Skipton. “The victor
was stylish, had a good carcass and will breed some nice calves,” he
A production sale of pedigree Saler cattle, predominantly females,
was also staged on behalf of Thomas Pye, of Rigel Pedigree, Levens
Farm, Middleton-on-Leven, Yarm.
The 2002-born Rigel Jocasta, sired by Rigel Roderigo, with Rigel
Jenna, a seven-month-old heifer calf by Sagitaire at foot, realised
1,200gns. Another 2002 female Rigel Rhea, by Rigel Duncan, with Rigel
Rebekah, her six-months-old heifer calf by Rigel Othello, sold for
The 2003-born Rigel Hermione, by Sagitaire, with Rigel Hippy, a five-months
heifer calf by Rigel Milan, made 1,100gns. Two in-calf heifers, Rigel
Vivien and Rigel Mercury, both sired by Rigel Othello, sold for 950gns
and 940gns respectively.
Show Results: Blonde Bull – 1 PJ & ES Rogerson, Chipping,
1000gns to K Jackson, 2 PJ & ES Rogerson, 1030gns to K Newburn.
Limousin Bull – 1 W Salisbury & Son, Preston 1280gns to
RA & NJ Wheelwright, 2,Miss E Wilson, 1100gns to G Pickersgill & Sons,
3 A Myerscough, Ulverston. Any Other Breed Bull – 1 Rigel Pedigree,
Yarm, Saler, 2 & 3 JD & A Loftus, Kirkham, Simmental, 900gns & 940gns
to Slaidburn and AJ Ogden respectively. Female – 1 DK Pick,
Tadcaster, Simmental, 800gns to R Elliot.
Sale Averages: Limousin Senior Bull to 900gns av. £710, Limousin
Intermediate Bull to 1280gns av. £970, Simmental Bull to 940gns
av. £966. Blonde Bull to 1030gns av. £1066, Belgian Blue
Cow & Calf to 1160gns av. £995, Belgian Blue in-calf to
1080gns av. £1113, Limousin Cow & Calf to 1250gns av. £1286,
Simmental Heifer to 800gns av £788.
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