A 20-month-old Limousin bull from the Gallaber herd of T & JM Sedgwick proved a worthy champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s Autumn Pedigree event for beef breeding cattle.

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Gallaber Blocky, shown by father and son Tom and Ian Sedgwick, of Gallaber Farm, Burton-in-Lonsdale, is by the prolific Limousin sire Rocky, whose first two bulls sold for £13,000 and £14,000, out of the dam, Gallaber Umist.

The victor was returning to Skipton after first appearing at the mart’s Northern Limousin Extravaganza, the inaugural show for breed juveniles in May.Reserve champion for the second year in succession was Eileen Wilson, of White Hills, Scorton, Richmond, with Aprilton Angus, a November, 2005, Belgian Blue bull.

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He is by Eileen’s stock bull April Riff Raff and out of Aprilton Treacle.

Of the stock sold on the day, two Limousin bulls from the Lancashire-based Kirkview herd of W E Salisbury and Son, of Treales, made 1700gns and 1050gns, a Belgian Blue bull from S and G A Potter, of Topcliffe, Thirsk, was knocked down for 1450gns, while two Limousin heifers from Cumbrian breeders I K and A M Grisedale, of Milton, Crooklands, sold for 1100gns and 1000gns.