Local farmers Ken Fawcett & Sons were again in championship-winning
form at the store cattle with show potential fixture at Skipton
Auction Mart. (Wed, April 9).
Skipton store cattle with show potential champion
A ten-month old British Blue-cross white-faced heifer from the
Fawcetts, of Dale Head Farm, Barden, landed the spoils, just two
weeks after the family had sent out the title winner – another
British Blue-cross ten-week-old – at Skipton’s annual
Spring show and sale of young feeding bulls.
Both their home-bred champions are by the BB Society-registered
Brookfield Vaughan, bought from Thirsk-based Stephen Potter – and
now in its third year as a sire on the Fawcett suckler herd.
Exhibited by John Fawcett, the April victor sold for £910
to Jeff Burrow, of Hanlith, Kirkby Malham.
The reserve champion, a Limousin bullock from Chris Akrigg, of
Cray, went on to make the day’s top price of £935 when
acquired by Matt Townsend, of Laneshawbridge, who also bought a
British Blue heifer from the Fawcett family for £900.
Show judge was beef farmer David Bailey, of Braighland Farm, Keighley.
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