Demand from butchers to source top quality locally reared meat saw prices topping at £1201 (216.6p/kg) for the 550kg champion a 13 month British Blue bullock at Skipton.
Forward from local breeder L Bamforth and Sons, Wainstalls, Halifax, it was Keelham Hill Farm Shop, Bradford who snapped up the prime cattle champion.
David Bamforth also presented the reserve champion, a 495kg British Blue heifer, which became another Keelham Hill Farm Shop acquisition at £997 (201.5p/kg.
3356 prime lambs also passed through the ring at Skipton, with prices topping at £78 a head for north Craven sheep farmer Richard Frankland, rathmell with his pen of five Beltex cross
The overall reserve championship was awarded to the champion pen of Mashams from David and Roland Verity, of W&R Verity, Grange Farm, Bouthwaite, Ramsgill – the third year in succession they have lifted the title in the show, staged on behalf of Masham Sheep Breeders Association.
The victors sold for £60 each to judge James Dewhurst, buying on behalf of Stanforths Butchers, Skipton, who will be selling the lambs at their
There was a second North Craven success in the Lleyns show, when the first prize was awarded to a five-strong pen from John Dugdale, of H & M Dugdale, Borrins Farm, Stackhouse, Settle, his charges selling for £62 a head to Roy Schofield, Todmorden.