BLUE WEDNESDAY Annual Sale of Pedigree Blue Cattle. Judge – Richard Pedley



Top price at the Craven Cattle Marts Ltd ‘Blue Wednesday’ was the 2017 British Blue Bull ‘Greystone Money’ at 4600gns. The Greystone pen attracted plenty of interest and ‘Money’ a son of the £20,000 Almeley Ginola bred from the easy calving Greytstone Coin sold to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley for use in the dairy herd.

Also from the Greystone Herd was ‘Mastercard’ a son of the easy calving Norbreck Sire ‘Astrics JJ’ out of the natural calving Greystone Judy which sold to Tim Metcalfe of Clayton for 4000gns.

Champion was the strong February 2017 son of another Norbreck Sire ‘Heros du Peroy’ presented by the Littlebank herd of H&S Maudsley of Rathmell. Already a chosen sire on pedigree cows Milo was ready for work and bought by Messrs EA&DA Ellis of Lelant for 3400gns. Messrs Maudsley followed up with Littlebank Mr T by the ‘Jalon de Martinpres’ naturally born in August 2017 which sold to K&A Woof for 3600gns.

Regular vendors Mark & Elaine Hartley of the Pendle herd continued their solid trade by selling the April 2017 ‘Jalon de Martinpres’ son bred out of the naturally calving Pendle Heather for 3800gns to JC Bellerby of Weeton.

The females presented opportunity with a pair of nice outfits from RO&EJ Ibbotson, Hawksbridge herd. Top price was 3400gns paid by Bill Stephens of Turiff for Hawksbridge Katherine a Mountjoy Utopia daughter sold with her stylish March heifer calf by Tweedle Ebony. The same buyer added a maiden heifer to the trailer in High Moss Nora, a January 2018 ‘Farouk de St Amand’ daughters from GW&HE Wallbank of Keadsen for 2000gns.  


Chief Prices & Averages –

Senior Bulls                                        to 3100gns

Intermediate Bulls 2017                to 4600gns av £3738

Junior Bulls 2017                              to 3600gns av £2835

Cows with Calves                            to 3400gns av £3098

Maiden Heifers                                to 2000gns


4600gns 4000gns             Messrs Coates

3800gns                               AM&E Hartley

3600gns 3400gns              H&S Maudsley                 

3400gns                                RO&JE Ibbotson

3100gns                                Norbreck Genetics


Show Results –

Class 1 – Pedigree Bull pre 2017

1st Norbreck Genetics Lot 2 sold for 3100gns


Class 2 – Pedigree Bull born 2017

1st H&S Maudsley Lot 4 sold for 3400gns

2nd JM Bamfroth Lot 8 unsold

3rd Messrs Coates Lot 6 sold for 4000gns


Class 3 - Pedigree Female

1st GW Wallbank Lot 18 sold for 2000gns

2nd RO&JE Ibbotson Lot 15/16 sold for 3400gns


Champion – H&S Maudsley Lot 4 sold for 3400gns

Reserve – JM Bamforth Lot 8 unsold