Gearing up for quality calves at Leyburn

I’ve just been scanning the catalogue for the Leyburn Spring Spectacular sale of show potential cattle and it looks like the judges should have some good entries in front of them.

Taking on that challenge will be Louise Todd from Market Rasen, she’ll be judging the steer classes and in the heifer section Elizabeth Vance will be in control.

As usual the Limousin breed is dominating proceedings with entries from John Smith-Jackson, Blue Taylor, Dent’s, Keeble’s, Hird’s and Dinsdale’s to name but a few. Suprisingly though there are fewer Limousin heifers than I thought there would be.

I’m sure trade will be good, if my memory serves me correctly they topped at £3500 last year and being the 15th March (day before bluetongue movement D-Day) – I’m sure buyers will be in strong spirits.

Judging is due to start at 9am followed by a young handlers class to be judged by reigning Smithfield Champion exhibitor Mark Hallam.

Farmers Weekly have booked a photographer so keep an eye for a picture gallery to appear after the sale.

For more information on the day’s proceedings go to Leyburn’s website or call 01969 623 167.