A breed record of 10,000gns was established for the Limousin breed at the Craven Cattle Marts Ltd Craven Limousin Day. ‘Oddacres Oswald’ was presented by John & Claire Mason of Embsay at 12months of age being fully French bred by Linzo out of the cow Idee, having previously been placed 2nd in the NE Limousin Breeders Club herd competition in 2018. Oswald is a bull with extreme muscle and after standing 3rd in the Junior Bull class in the morning class, he went on to sell to Richard Sandham on behalf of Bradford Waste Traders.


Oddacres also produced the Reserve Overall Champion, the Gallois son ‘Oddacres Otto’ bred out of ‘Homebyres Elitelady’ which as the last Gallois son to be sold was keenly bid and bought by JJ Ryder of Haverah Park.
The Overall Supreme Champion came from an exceptional pen of bulls consigned by Procters Farm of Slaidburn. ‘Procters Nitro’ is a September 2017 son of Ampertaine Foreman bred out of the Haltcliffe DJ cow Procters Gwen with very strong EBVs selling to D&A Livestock for 5800gns.
Winner of the 1st Intermediate Bull class of the day was ‘Procters National’ and August 2017 son of Haltcliffe Dancer bred out of the Objat Gelnrock Diamante which sold to Herdman & Son of Builth Wells for 5000gns.
Back to the Procters Gwen flush to Ampertaine Foreman, Procters produced a second prize Intermediate bull in ‘Procters Nijinsky’ which sold to A Lodge on Malham Moor for 4800gns.
Also travelling to Wales was Cropmel Naughtyboy a naturally born heifers calf by Plumtree Fantastic consigned by John Melling and Claire Cropper which sold to BG Price of Hay on Wye for 5000gns.
A good choice of senior bulls met a mixed trade but Intermediate and Junior Bulls saw good clearance rates.
The female section saw a good clearance rate and top price of 3000gns paid by Janet Sheard for the 2014 cow ‘Angiean Javina by Ionesco sold with her own British Blue heifer calf which was shown by Messers IK&AM Grisedale of Crooklands.
Top incalf heifer at 1900gns was Prietec Nessa consigned by Messrs T&E Priestley of Mewith. The 2017 Hudscales George bred heifer joined TH&A Pickard & Son of Bolton by Bowland.



Judge – Mr Owain Llyr

Show Results –

Class 1 – Senior Bull born 17.10.15

1st – E Shaw Lot 2 unsold

2nd – Haltcliffe Lot 3 unsold

3rd – C Schofield Lot 1 unsold

Class 2 – Senior Bull born 11.01.17 to 16.05.17

1st – TE Priestley Lot 4 sold for 2900gns

2nd – P Fletcher Lot 7 sold for 3000gns

3rd – JM Priestley Lot 16 sold for 3000gns

Class 3 – Intermediate Bull born 24.05.17 to 11.07.17

1st – Haltcliffe Lot 26 sold for 2700gns

2nd – JM Priestley Lot 28 sold for 3600gns

3rd – ER Howard Lot 21 unsold

Class 4 – Intermediate Bull born 15.07.14 to 29.08.17

1st – Procters Farm Lot 36 sold for 5000gns

2nd – Procters Farm Lot 35 sold for 4800gns

3rd – AJ Mason Lot 29 sold for 2500gns

Class 5 – Intermediate Bull born 01.09.17 to 30.10.17

1st – Procters Farm Lot 37 sold for 5800gns

2nd – RK Bamforth Lot 40 unsold

3rd – Kedzlie Farm Lot 39 sold for 2300gns

Class 6 – Intermediate Bull born 11.11.17 to 24.12.17

1st – Turner Farms Lot 55 unsold

2nd – JM Priestley Lot 54 unsold

3rd – S Deacon Lot 53 sold for 2000gns

Class 7 – Junior Bull born 02.01.18 to 18.01.18       

1st – S Littlewood Lot 61 sold for 2600gns

2nd – Haltcliffe Lot 60 sold for 2600gns

3rd – S Field Lot 63 sold for 1700gns

Class 8 – Junior Bull born 25.01.18 to 29.03.18       

1st – JM Cooper Lot 68 sold for 2300gns

2nd – I Handley Lot 69 sold for 2300gns

3rd – S Field Lot 70 sold for 1600gns

Class 9 – Junior Bull born 31.03.18 to 28.05.18       

1st – AJ Mason Lot 81 sold for 3900gns

2nd – JM Priestley Lot 80 unsold

3rd – AJ Mason Lot 88 sold for 10000gns


Senior Male Champion – TE Priestley Lot 4

Senior Male Reserve Champion – E Shaw Lot 2


Intermediate Male Champion – Procters Farm Lot 37

Intermediate Male Reserve Champion – Haltcliffe Lot 26


Junior Male Champion – AJ Mason Lot 81

Junior Male Reserve Champion – JM Priestley Lot 80


Male Champion – Procters Farm Lot 37

Male Reserve – AJ Mason Lot 81


Class 10 – Cow or Heifer either incalf or with calf at foot  

1st – TE Priestley Lot 102 sold for 1900gns

2nd – IK Grisedale Lot 99 sold for 2000gns

3rd – IK Grisedale Lot 97 sold for 3000gns

Class 11 – Maiden Heifer born 2017

1st – Heald & Co Lot 110 unsold

2nd – Heald & Co Lot 109 unsold

3rd – WE Swales Lot 108 sold for 1550gns

Class 12 – Maiden Heifer

1st – WE Swales Lot 114 sold for 920gns

2nd – WE Swales Lot 113 sold for 950gns

3rd – WE Swales Lot 115 sold for 900gns


Female Champion – Heald & Co Lot 110

Female Reserve – Heald & Co Lot 109


Overall Supreme Champion – Procters Farm Lot 37

Overall Supreme Reserve – AJ Mason Lot 81



Averages –

13 Senior Bulls                                    to 5000gns av £3272

31 Intermediate Bulls                         to 5800gns av £2873

27 Junior Bulls                                     to 10000gns av £2463

26 Maiden Heifers                              to 1950gns av £1246

4 Cows Incalf/with calves @ foot       to 3000gns av £2152



Chief Prices:



Senior Bulls

JA Mellin - Cropmel


AP Fletcher - Siddall


T&E Priestley - Prietec



Intermediate Bulls

Procters Farm – Procters

5800gns 5000gns 4800gns 4000gns 3700gns


JM Priestley - Brontemoor


AJ Mason – Oddacres



Junior Bulls

AJ Mason – Oddacres

10000gns 3900gns

Haltcliffe - Haltcliffe


S Littlewood – Hollingreave





Cows with Calves

IK & AM Grisedale -


S Littlewood – Hollingreave


S Field – Cornfield



Maiden Heifers

AJ Mason - Oddacres


T&E Priestley - Prietec

1900gns x2