Wednesday’s Skipton store cattle show and sale saw a home-bred 11-month-old Belgian Blue bullock from John Mellin, of Mill House Farm, Long Preston take the championship.

By John’s own stock bull, out of a home-bred cow, the victor sold for £920 to Stephen Swales, of York. The reserve champion, a Belgian Blue heifer from Peter Fawcett, Long Preston, made £650 when bought by Jeff Burrow, Kirkby Malham.

Show judge was Robert Garth, of Keasden, and the fixture was held alongside the third annual show and sale of pedigree Belgian Blue breeding cattle, the opening fixture in Skipton’s 2007 “Pedigree Beef Season,” which runs until June.