Black Limmy scoops top price and champ title at Darlington

Darlington Mart’s special sale of suckled calves saw the top price of the day handed to the champion beast, a March born black Limousin bullock shown to perfection by Nigel Swinbank of Cold Comfort Farm. This one was scooped up by the day’s judge Matthew Keel of Griffin Farm, Thirsk for £1500.Champion and judge

The reserve champion went to the second prize Limousin bullock shown by JE and E Dobson, White Kirkley Farm. The February born red steer was knocked down to Edward Scott of Middridge Grange Farm for £1,180.

Knocking on the door in the show classes was Keith Stones of Nun Cote Nook Farm with a superb run of March and April born calves, remarkably he scooped 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the class for Blue heifers and shortly after achieved the same results in the class for Blue steers. The first prize young bull was a shapely Blonde D’Aquitaine consigned by J and K Metcalf and Son, Park House Farm he went on to sell for an impressive £1,120 to JA Matten and Sons of Thirsk.