Beautry Shorthorn herd sells to £2,400 at Skipton

Beautry Excalibur pic webA production sale of pedigree beef Shorthorn heifers from the Beautry herd hit £2,400 at a recent sale at Skipton.

64 breeding cattle were put forward by Stuart Currie, Rathmell who received the top bid for Rowanlea Erika, a two-and-a-half-year-old red and white daughter of Cairnsmore Zidane.

Offered for sale with her red bull calf, the duo joined Tracy Severn’s Highlee Beef Shorthorn herd in Barkisland, Halifax.

All the calves presented by Mr Currie had been sired by the Beautry stock bull and Chapelton Wildfire son, Excalibur. He had been the Beef Shorthorn first prize winner in the National Calf Show at Agri Expo 2011.

Roan heifer, Rowanlea Edith, again by Zidane, with her Roan heifer calf at foot, sold to W Denham, of Barnard Castle, for £2,280.

Overall The Beautry production sale achieved an overall average of £1,782 a head.