Barden Fawcetts claim CCM Skipton prime cattle victory
A ten-month-old heifer by a British Blue stock bull, Heather View Jack, out of a beef-cross Brown Swiss suckler cow, was crowned champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s April prime cattle show and sale, the annual Easter fixture. (Mon, April 1)
It was consigned by father and son, John and Joe Fawcett, of Dale Head Farm, Barden. Weighing in at 535kg, the victor sold for the day’s top per kilo price of 269.5p, or £1,442, to retail butcher George Cropper Jnr for his Sandersons Butchers shop in Manchester Road, Baxenden.