Rearing Calves to £470 (45)
B&W av £98.33 Cont av £354.15
Skipton Calf show was on today with certainly not the biggest turnout of calves but what a cracking trade for the calves that arrived. Pre Sale show was kindly judged by Mark Burton and chose the cracking calf of Sowray Bros as his champion and a belter of a limousin from David and Richard Pickersgill of Hawksworth as Reserve Champion.
With only 45 calves arriving it meant that all the competition was focused on the calves on offer. With a lot of 4-6 week calves on show today the prices look very strong with Champion Calf eventually falling to Nigel Mason of Crowle for £470. Reserve Champion, a tremendous Limousin from the Pickersgill Bros out of one of their fleshy Friesian cows again sold to Mr Mason for £450. Best of the heifers came from JR&MJ Moon of Wigglesworth with a big strong blue heifer reaching £390 and heading home to Dacre with Stephen and Malcolm Abbott. A nice run of limousin calves from Craig Stephenson of Kirkby Lonsdale saw a cracking trade especially with his young sweet heifers averaging £325 at 3-4 weeks of age.
Limousin x (Av £310.83) to £450 G Pickersgill & Sons
Brit Blue x (Av £371.15) to £470 A Sowray & Son
Hereford X (Av £120) to £120 EJ Fort
Black & White (Av £98.33) to £120 EJ Fort
British Blue (Av £325) to £370 GCL Stephenson
Lim (Av £338.89) to £390 JR&MJ Moon