Lancashire Limousin cattle breeder Paul Fletcher secured the Limousin championship honours at Skipton yesterday with his home-bred March, 2006, bull Siddall Barney, by the Neuphar son Sarkley Viking, out of Siddall Tanya, who is herself a product of Paul’s main stock bull Wintles Oak.

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The title-winner went on to sell for the day’s top price of 2900gns to D and S Hollings, Hebden Bridge.The reserve championship went to a home-bred July 2006, breeding bull from the Brontemoor herd of Stephen Priestley, Bradford, who has regularly been among the Limousin trophies at Skipton in recent years.

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Brontemoor Bandaid is by the Jersey son Sultan, who produced offspring to 9000gns when successfully used as a sire by the Priestleys for four years, until being sold to UK Sires in Devon this February. The dam is Brontemoor Mandy.

The runner-up sold for 2700gns to G H West and Son, Driffield, who also purchased the Priestleys’ first prize heifer for 1000gns.

Breeding bulls averaged £2174, with cows and calves averaging £1163.