Rearing Calves to £780 (83) B&W av £85.30 Cont av £364.26 Native av £200.6 A superb show of continental calves met a searing trade with 10 calves over £400 and topping at a Skipton Record of £780 (that is is NOT a typo). The 37 day old British Blue bull from the Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton was the Pre Sale Show Champion Judged by Samantha Asquith, Otley sold to Skipton Regular Show Supporter Lynne Vickers of Scarborough, who also went onto pick up the Reserve Champion at £620. The Mason family from Lincolnshire picked the second and third highest priced calves of the day again from the Sowray’s at £650 and £640.

Richard Spence of Sutton In Craven took first prize with his Limousin Bull and went to top the breed on the day at £430 with RD Metcalfe of Brearton chasing him down with a close contender at £410.


In the Native section the entries of some fine Lincoln Red calves consigned by David Brown, Lofthouse took 1st and 2nd in the Bulls and went on to sell for £315 and £295 (Certainly worth considering if you are looking to use a Native Bull).


Despite a middle of the road show of black and whites they were also met by a ferocious trade with anything bright £85 - £108 all day long even the white ones.


NB: worth noting that today’s average age of calves was 40 days old for 83 on offer  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £354.75) to £430 RM Spence                               

Brit Blue x (Av £431.28) to £780 A Sowray & Son                       

Hereford x (Av £205) to £300 Hayton & Stocks

Lincoln Red (Av £305) to £315 D&P Brown                                                  

Mont Belliarde to £235 JT Thornber              

Ab Angus (Av £177.50) to £180 JC Marshall

Saler to £225 JT Thornber                

Black & White (Av £85.30) to £108 A&SL Throup                       


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £237) to £360 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £303.92) to £390 A Sowray & Son                       

Ab Angus (Av £182) to £215 JC Marshall                                                       

Hereford x (Av £165) to £185 FA Holmes & Son


BB Bull

1st A Sowray

2nd A Sowray

3rd A Sowray

BB Heifer

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd A Sowray & Son

3rd RD Metcalfe & Son

Limousin Bull

1st RM Spence

2nd RD Metcalfe & Son

3rd A Sorway & Son


Lim Heifer

1st RD Metcalfe & Son


Other Bull

1st JT Thornber


Other Heifer

1st JT Thornber


Native Bull

1st D&P Brown

2nd D&P Brown

3rd C Watson


Native Heifer

1st D&P Brown

2nd JC Marshall

3rd C Watson


Black & White

1st A&SL Throup

Champion; A Sowray & Son

Reserve Champion; A Sowray & Son