A total of 15 calves from a 77-strong entry topped £300, with an overall selling average price of £205, at a solid opening New Year show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart.
With many fresh faces at a packed ringside, notably from the east and west of the region, prices peaked at £380 for the show champion (pictured), a five-week-old British Blue bull calf from West Craven’s John Dinsdale, of Rainhall Farm, Barnoldswick.
Mr Dinsdale was stepping up on his reserve championship success at the opening 2011 calf show. Buyer of his 2012 title winner was Michael Wilshaw,
The reserve championship fell to the first prize five-week-old
Mr Ashworth also had the top price
Mr Ashworth was also responsible for the first and second prize native bull calves, the Aberdeen Angus red rosette winner joining P & A Rowley,
Geoff Booth, Lothersdale, presented the first and second prize British Blue heifer calves, the victor becoming a further acquisition at £335 by Michael Wilshaw, the blue rosette winner selling at £330 to Paul Drinkall, Gargrave.
A black and white bull calf from first time exhibitor Ian Goss, Wortley,