Females in demand at CCM Skipton beef breeding cattle fixture
Total clearance of females was achieved at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual early season show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle. (Wed, Feb 19)
Top price at 3,100gns for Mel Pickard, of Bolton-by-Bowland, was a Limousin, Prietec Nutmeg, bred in Mewith by Terry and Elaine Priestley and a 2017-born daughter of the Gallois son, Oddacres Landlord, from the Mason family in Embsay. She sold with her Lodge Hamlet heifer calf at foot and run with Tallyrock Jerry to R&A Easterby, of Westhouse,
Miss Pickard also achieved 2,600gns with Prietex Hildamay, another product of the Priestley herd and a 2012-born daughter of Norman David. She sold with her Tallyrock Jerry-sired heifer calf to LJ Penter, of Litton. A third entry from the same home made 1,900gns.
Thor Atkinson, who runs the Arrodfoot pedigree Limousin herd in Newlands, Ulverston, won the show class for pedigree bulls with a 21-month-old shown by stockman Richard Cleasby. The home-bred Arrodfoot Ojai sold for 1,715gns to Queensbury’s R Hall. Show judge was Fiona Jowett, also from Queensbury.