Skipton Autumn Pedigree Event Top call of the day was 3900gns paid for the second prize senior bull, a British Blue bull consigned by Messrs H&S Maudsley of Stainforth, ‘Little Bank Hercules’ is a son of Empire D’ochain and a proven sire from the high health status ‘Littlebank’ herd and he went on to join Colin Whitelock of Gargrave. With a number of buyers in the market for a British Blue Bull, the first prize senior bull Keasden Head Herbi from Keasdens Shelia Mason was the next highlight at 2,500gns by ‘Imperial de L’ecluse’. The 2012 born bull joined Malhamdales Jeffery Burrow.

Other breeds were harder to place with a Aberdeen Angus bull, ‘Cragg Mr Escort’ from J Swires of Wilsill, a bull in the 15% for calving index and sired by Rawburn End Point, which stayed in Nidderdale when joining Messrs AR&J Alsop & Sons of Dacre.  Judge Mr John Stephenson


Class 1 – Best Bull born 2012

1st JH&SM Mason sold for 2500gns

2nd H&S Maudsley sold for 3900gns

3rd T Metcalfe Unsold


Class 2 – Best Bull born 2013

1st TC Altham Unsold

2nd TC Altham Unsold

3rd S Deacon sold for 1750gns


Class 3 – Best Female

1st TE Priestley sold for 1000gns


Principle Prices:

3900gns H&S Mausdley

2500gns JH&SM Mason

1750gns S Deacon

1420gns JB Swires

1100gns S Thomas

1000gns T&E Priestley