Last Wednesday’s sale of show potential calves at Skipton saw prices reach a high spot of £2100 – a new centre record – for the overall champion, a seven month old British Blue x Limousin heifer from Chris Askrigg, Manor Farm, Cray. This one is by the herd’s stock bull Almeley Sweep, bred by Graham Morgan.
The champion then went on to sell the show judge Richard Priestley, Denholme, Bradford. Mr Priestley then also bought the second highest priced lot of the day, a seven month old pure British Blue heifer from J C Walker and Son, Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe.
Messrs Walker also sold the first prize bullock from the British Blue class to Geoff Burrow, Kirkby Mallam, at £1100. First prize heifer from the Limousin class from E and M Townley and Son, Clapham, sold for £1100 to TWH Farming, South Yorkshire.