Craven beef and sheep farmer-David Capstick, achieved the double winning both the champion and reserve awards at Gisburn Auction Marts spring greeding and store show and sale, which was judged by Jonathan Townley, Clapham last Saturday (21 March).

The winning beast was a ten month old British Blue heifer, which had earlier in the day been awarded first prize in the best heifer class. Sired by the farms British Blue stock bull and out of a Procters Farm Limousin dam it was keenly bid to £1,310, with the hammer finally falling to Richard Critchley, Hutton, Preston.

Mr Capstick’s next lot under the hammer was the first prize steer and reserve champion which sold for £1,200 taking him home was G Lancaster and Sons, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire.

Gary Whalley, Newton in Bowland has a successful day when he picked up first prize in the best bull class with a British Blue bull which sold at £1,040 to John Mellin, Long Preston, Skipton.

Topping the sale though was Graham Coates, Barrowford, Nelson with his first prize Limousin cow with Limousin bull calf at foot which sold for £1,620 to John Clarke, Carnforth, Lancs.

Gisburn farmer-Frank Wrathall was in the money when he sold a superb run of strong continental and native cattle which topped at £1,235 for Aberdeen Angus steers and £1,170 for Limousin steers.
Auctioneers Richard Turner and Son