Limousin-cross heifer sells for £1012 at Skipton

A Limousin-cross heifer topped the bill at Skipton Auction Mart this week, selling for £1012.


Jimmy Baines, who has holdings in Trawden and Gisburn, Lancashire sold the 515 kg heifer to Cross Meats of Bacup.


Mr Baines also sold his title winning British Blue-cross heifer, weighing in at 480 kg for £967.20 to Paul Kendall of Kendall Farm Butchers.


Skipton Oct Prime Beef Champ and Reserve pic 1 (2).jpg The champion pen of 45 kg Beltex cross Texel prime lambs, put forward by John and Judy Garnett, Draughton, sold to Gerald Medcalf, Jagger Green, Halifax for £77/head.


Skipton Oct Prime Lamb champs pic.jpgMr Kendall also purchased a pen of five 43 kg prime lambs from Philip Sedgwick, Steeton for £71/head.


The first prize 47 kg Mules and reserve prime lamb champions from Ken Throup, Silsdon Moor, went for £58.50/head to Paul Watson of Hellifield, buying on behalf of West Country Foods.