John Dinsdale, of Rainhill Farm, Barnoldswick, who has been a familiar face for many years at Skipton Auction Mart calf sales, secured an inaugural championship success at the July show of rearing calves. (Mon, July 19)
John Dinsdale, right, with his Skipton July calf champion, joined by judge Dennis Thwaites, and Liam Hayes, sales manager with sponsors BOCM Pauls.
John’s British Blue-cross bull calf, by a Cogent bull out of a Friesian cow, sold for £325 to prolific calf buyer Peter Lambert, of Bedale.
Reserve champion was the 1st prize Limousin-cross bull from Andrew Ogden, Cowling, sold for £270 to Tony Binns, Clint, Harrogate.
Top price at £348 fell to a British Blue-cross bull calf from Shaun Sowray, of A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate.
The overall selling average at the BOCM Pauls-sponsored show was £135. Judge was Dennis Thwaites, Kirkby Stephen.
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