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Oddacres Tops Skipton Pedigree Beef Showcase

John and Claire Mason’s prolific Oddacres Limousin herd in Embsay again showed its pedigree when securing back-to-back top price honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest pedigree beef breeding cattle fixture, the annual multi-breeds show and sale. (Wed, May 28)

The Masons presented the first prize 2013-born junior bull and reserve champion, the 13-month-old Oddacres Inca, by their 10,500gns sire Homebyres Dixon and the third calf of Oddacres Edwina. He sold for the day’s top call of 4,100gns to JJ Dalby & Son, of Wetherby.

Andrew Mason with the family’s Ling Fields Beef Cattle Fair reserve supreme champion and top price performer.

Andrew Mason with the family’s Ling Fields Beef Cattle Fair reserve supreme champion and top price performer.

Homebyres Dixon was also responsible for the couple’s top price 5,400gns bull at the high profile Spring Limousin fixture at Skipton a fortnight earlier.

At the latest Ling Fields Beef Cattle Fair, the final show of the mart’s successful 2014 pedigree beef season, the Oddacres herd also produced the 2009 stock bull Econome, bred by Earl Mazaud and which had been running with their autumn calving cows throughout the winter. He sold to local dairy farmer John Howard, of Heslaker, for 2,300gns.

Judge Richard Brown, of Malham, chose his supreme champion from the Pendle pedigree British Blue herd of Mark and Elaine Hartley, based at Pendle Valley Farm, Roughlee, Nelson.

Their two-year-old home-bred intermediate bull class winner Pendle Hebo, by the AI sire Greystone Carbon, out a Blue Stone Union Jack-sired cow, Pendle E By Gum, and shown by their 17-year-old daughter Issy, was unsold.

However, the Hartleys did find a buyer for a second British Blue entry, their May, 2012, fully home-bred bull, Pendle Hariboo, by Pendle Frazzle, out of Pendle Beany, both by Union Jack, who made 1,950gns on joining Bordley’s John Lancaster.

The first prize senior bull was the 2009-born British Blue, Brennand Emperor, from Tim and Lisa Metcalfe’s Towngate pedigree herd in Clayton, Bradford. Bred by the Walker family in Dunsop Bridge, Emperor has more than proved his worth as the Metcalfes’ stock bull for the past four years and, being such a favourite, returned home when not quite achieving aspirations in the sale ring.

Native breed prices were headed by the runner-up in the junior bull section from the Crook Rise Aberdeen Angus herd run by Skipton’s Geoff and Margaret Lawn. Their Crook Rise Elm, a 2013 son of Rawburn Master Plan, out of Crook Rise Elma, joined Sabden’s Martin Lee for 1,700gns.

First and second prizes in show class for 2013-born females fell to home-breds from Terry and Elaine Priestley, who run the Prietec pedigree Limousin herd in Mewith, near Bentham. Both were by the Cumbrian-bred bull Norman David, who also sired all three Priestley prize winners in the senior maiden heifers show class on Craven Limousin Day earlier this month.

Their latest red rosette winner, the March-born Prietec Isadora, sold for 980gns, while the January-born runner-up, Prietec Iris, achieved 860gns. Both fell to M Shaw, of Shelley, Huddersfield. The Priestleys also sold their third prize January, 2013, junior bull, Prietec Irwin, again by Norman David, for 1,350gns to Marcus Preston, of Silsden.

In the non-show section, commercial breeder Simon Bennett, of Silsden Moor, sold a three-year old pure-bred Limousin bull for 2,800gns to Tom and John Sedgwick, of Horton in Ribblesdale, with the same price also achieved by a 22-month-old Limousin bull from the Richardson family in Laverock Bridge. It fell to FM Shepherd & Son in Bewerley, Pateley Bridge.

Cows with calves at foot sold to a high of 2,100gns for a pedigree British Blue with Blue bull calf from Stuart Beeforth of Chopgate, while the Prince family in Greenhow sold a pedigree Limousin cow with British Blue bull calf for 1,980gns.

Senior Limousin bulls averaged £2,765 and their junior counterparts £1,995.

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