A conscious decision to target a well thought of Belgian Blue youngster at
the annual Christmas calves show at Skipton Auction Mart paid off handsomely
for local farmer Andrew Ayrton when his six-week-old heifer calf took supreme
championship honours. (Mon, Nov 27).
Andrew Ayrton is pictured left with his Skipton calf champion,
joined by - from left - Julian Hall, area sales manager of Trouw
Nutrition International, their local agent Janet Sheard, and Vicky
Hawley, of Crossgates Bioenergetics.Andrew, of RE and J Ayrton & Son, Bower House Farm, Eastby,
then had the double delight of seeing his title winner sell for
the day’s top price of £300 to Lincolnshire buyer Michael
Fane, of Stow Park Livestock, who was purchasing the Skipton Christmas
champion for the second year in succession.
The reserve champion, a nine-week-old Limousin bull calf, was presented
by Richard Spence, of Low Jack Field Farm, Sutton-in-Craven, realising £270
when bought by John Otterburn, of Helmsley.
The annual fixture had a main sponsor in Cheshire-based Trouw Nutrition
International, whose local agent is Craven Cattle Marts’ fieldsperson
Janet Sheard, of Huddersfield.
Also represented were Vicky Hawley, of monthly calf show sponsor
Crossgates Bioenergetics, of Settle, while the best black-and-white
bull calf also received at £20 meat voucher from Stanforths
Butchers, of Skipton.
Next up at Skipton Auction Mart is “Craven’s Prime
Christmas,” the annual festive shows and sales of prime cattle
and prime lambs, on Monday, December 4, when a total of four trophies
will be awarded.
Bon Lea Bonanza at Skipton Aberdeen-Angus Calf Show
again land spoils at Skipton pedigree beef fixture
Outstanding Show Of Aberdeen-Angus Calves at Ireland's National Calf Show