Six pedigree Belgian Blues proved the stars on a packed card for
cattle at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, June 20)
Linthorpe Albatross sold for 3,600 guineas
Pick of the Belgian Blues was a good strong, blue and white May,
2005, home-bred bull from Yorkshire Dales farmer Ken Gamble, of
Blackburn House Farm, Thorpe.
Linthorpe Albatross, sired by the Belgian-bred bull Captaine Du
Et Chateau and out of a Lawns cow, remained in North Yorkshire
when selling for 3,600 guineas to Ken Eddon, of Pickering, who
also paid 1,500 guineas for a bull from Tim Metcalfe, of Clayton,
Hallfield Hayup, a May, 2005, blue and white son of Serum d’Anloy,
presented by Stuart Gill, of Dacre, Harrogate, returned to his
roots when purchased for 1,750 guineas by Stephen and Malcolm Abbott,
also of Dacre.
Of the females, a March, 2002, pedigree cow, Gregmaur Umbra, bred
in Leicestershire by Mr and Mrs D Gregory, of Bosworth, with bull
calf at foot, from Geoff Mellin, of Colne, was knocked down to
a telephone bidder for 1,450 guineas.
Stuart Gill also exhibited a black and white maiden heifer, again
by Serum d’Anloy, which was sold for 920 guineas.
The 390 store cattle forward also included 205 young feeding bulls,
19 steers, 54 heifers and 106 head of suckler cattle. Store cattle
saw good trade, with feeding bulls a little easier, in line with
prime bull prices.
Young Bulls: Limousin to 660gns (£487), Belgian Blue to 730
(501), Charolais to 532 (451), Simmental to 535 (435), Blonde to
438 (434), Saler to 532 (503), Angus to 460 (390), Friesian to
398 (306). Top price - A Rigby, Slaidburn.
Steers: Limousin to 510 (457), Belgian Blue to 560 (547), Simmental
to 465, Piemontese to 560, Friesian to 370. Joint top price - FG
Throup, Silsden & RC Lee, Laycock.
Heifers: Limousin to 560 (444), Belgian Blue to 478 (437), Simmental
to 635 (522), Blonde to 540 (516), Charolais to 510 (470), Angus
to 495 (473), Longhorn to 495. Top price - E & S Baines, Sawley.
Pedigree Belgian Blue Cattle: Bulls - K Gamble 3600gns, SD Gill
1700gns, T Metcalfe 1500gns. Heifers - SD Gill 920gns. Cow & Calf
- G Mellin 1480 gns.
Suckler Cattle: Limx Hfr & Lim twin calves to 1180, Limx Hfr
with Lim Bull calf to 1120, Limx Hfr with Lim Steer calf to 810,
Limx Hfr with Lim Hfr calf to 1240, Limx Cow with BB Bull calf
to 910, Limx cow with Bld Bull calf to 900, Char Cow with Lim Hfr
calf to 800, Sim Cow with Sim Hfr calf to 740, Bel Blue Hfr with
Lim Hfr calf to 1420, Saler Cow with Lim Hfr Calf to 810, Saler
Cow with Lim Bull calf to 970, Here Hfr with Lim Bull calf to 740,
Here Hfr with Lim Hfr calf to 800, Here Cow with Bel Blue Bull
to 800, Lim Hfr in calf to 670.
Irish Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Exported to Italy
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Arise 'Sir Beefy' - Sir Ian Botham