A two-month-old Belgian Blue bull calf from Geoff and Margaret Booth, of Lower Dowshaw Farm, Lothersdale, was champion at the annual Craven Farmers’ Spring calf show at Skipton Auction Mart.

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The victor sold locally for £295 to Ian Ibbotson, of Oakworth, with the reserve champion, a Limousin heifer calf from Frank Spence, of Sutton, knocked down for £220 to Tony Binns, of Clint, Harrogate.Calves averaged around £150 at the fixture, with other chief prices as follows: Limousin bull £232, Belgian Blue bull £295, heifer £222, Blonde bull £200, Simmental bull £218, heifer £184, Aberdeen Angus bull £160, heifer £148, Friesian bull £152. Stirks – Limousin bull £330, heifer £260, Belgian Blue bull £260.