Takingthe top price at last week’s Limousin day At Skipton was second prize seniorbull, Gallaber Empire, from Tommy and Jennifer Sedgwick and their 31-year-oldson Ian, of Gallaber Farm, Burton-in-Lonsdale. This Rocky son sold for 5000gns toMatt Townsend, of Barnside Hall Farm, Laneshawbridge, Colne.
Apair then sold at 3000gns, the first of which was the pre-sale champion,Gunnerfleet Express from the Handley family. This Glenrock Ventura son sold toJ Feather, Hainworth Shaw, Keighley.
Secondat this price was the best of the older intermediate bulls, Prietec Frankie fromElaine Priestley, Mewith,Bentham. The first prize winner, bythe Handleys’ Gunnerfleet Unbeatable, joined local buyer Brian Woodsworth, BoltonAbbey.
For the second year in succession, the fixture incorporated production consignments from two of theregion’s leading breeders, the Oddacres herd of John and ClaireMason, Embsay, and Steven and Ruth Priestley’s Brontemoor herd, Denholme, Bradford.
The Masons’ top performer and the top female price of thesale was a six-year-old homebred cow and her three-month-old bull calf, by VictorBen, which made 2700gns when joining A I and W Forsyth, Morpeth,Northumberland.
The Priestleys’ 35-strong consignment, predominantlymaiden heifers, was responsible for the femalechampion, the 13-month-old Brontemoor Fawn, by Doonberg Andrew and out of BrontemoorRoyalty She sold for 1900gns to Sam Whitehead, Cautley, Sedbergh.