A 21-month-old Limousin bull from Peter Goldsbrough, of Manor House Farm, East Cowton, Northallerton, was supreme champion at the annual multi-breeds show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, May 21)
Peter Goldsbrough with his Skipton pedigree beef breeding cattle Limousin champion, joined by judge Steven Priestley.
By Oxygen, a member of Christine Williams’ Shropshire-based
Wilodge herd, out of a home-bred cow, the title winner sold for
1,200 guineas to J&E Medcalf, Sicklinghall.
The show of breeding
bulls and females again offered significant appeal for pedigree,
commercial, beef and dairy herds. Judge was well-known West Yorkshire
Limousin breeder Steven Priestley, of Denholme, Bradford, whose
Brontemoor herd had been responsible for the champion at the previous
three annual fixtures.
the reserve championship to another young, up-and-coming Limousin
bull, Toftgate Cricket, exhibited by Chris Prince, of D&D Prince,
Greenhow, Pateley Bridge. The 13-month-old home-bred son of Durham-based
Ian Nattrass’s Greenwell Trubull was
purchased for 1,155gns by G&P Fleetwood, Mirfield.
home-bred April, 2007, Limousin bull from the Princes, Toft Gate
Cobalt, by the same sire as the reserve, made top price of the
day at 1,450 guineas when acquired by T Jowett & Son,
Limousin bulls averaged £1,383, while three in-calf
Saler heifers from Terence Pye, of Rigel Pedigree, Yarm, sold to
860gns (av £892.50), two of the trio, including the highest
priced, bought by J Greenwood, York.
The show formed part of Skipton’s
annual Pedigree Beef season, which culminates on Wednesday, June
4, with Blue Ladies Day, the annual show and sale of pedigree British
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Barney Top Bull at Skipton Pedigree Limousin Highlight
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