A ten-month-old home-bred Belgian Blue-cross bull from local
farmers Ken Fawcett & Sons, of Dale Head Farm, Barden, was
awarded the championship at the annual show and sale of young
feeding bulls at Skipton Auction Mart.
The Skipton young bulls champion
Exhibited by John Fawcett, the youngster is by the Belgian Blue
Society-registered Brookfield Vaughan, bought from Stephen Potter,
of Thirsk, and now in its second year as a sire on the Fawcett
Out of a Belgian Blue-cross cow, the title winner achieved top
price of the 252 young feeding bulls sold on the day when purchased
for £800 by Stephen Swales, of York.
The reserve champion from T & MM Sedgewick, of Kirkby Lonsdale,
sold locally for £720 to JA & JM Wade, of Cononley.
The Yorkshire Charolais Club sponsored a class for breed-sired
young bulls, which resulted in a clean sweep of prizes for Yorkshire
Dales farmers JA & AJ Coates, of Braida Garth.
Judges were brothers Barry and Bill Wagstaff, of Sutton-on-the-Forest,
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