Judge – Rob Walker
At 4,200gns Greystone Judge headed up the British Blue Fixture ‘Blue Wednesday’ at Craven Cattle Marts Ltd, Skipton. The 2014 homebred son of Greystone Hoover was shown by Messrs Coates of Rainscar and bred from easy calving lines found favour with Gargrave dairy farmer Colin Whitelock, who is a producer of high quality British Blue calves.
Dylan Townend a regular consignor of show cattle produced Clifftown Jock a 2014 son of Boherard Cantona which with a Junior Interbreed Championship at the 2015 Newark & Notts County Show secured last summer joined JC Loveridge of Rochester, Kent.
Supreme Champion was Mesrs HR&JW Maudsley Littlebank Issac the 2013 son of Imperial De L’Ecluse bred from the Gitan du Ptit Mayeur daughter Littlebank Diva, which caught the eye of judge Rob Walker of Dunsop Bridge. The big mobile champion a proven sire sold to Pateley bridge Beef farmer Bernard Simpson.
JH&SM Mason of Keasden Head sold the Be Cantona 2013 bull to Mr D Beal of Malton for 3950gns and the reserve champion from Mycock Bright Ltd, Buxton the 2014 Chardaney Joop sold to D Wise of Huddersfield for 3800gns.
The sale was the most successful to date and further established the venue as a centre for the breed. Demand from dairy farmers provided a good underlying trade which further competition from premium suckled calf producers many of whom has travelled considerable distances to attend the sale.
Class 1 – (Born 14.08.13 – 23.02.14)
1st H&S Maudsley Lot 2 selling for 3300gns
2nd JH Pedley Lot 1 selling for 2750gns
3rd DS Townend Lot 6 selling for 4000gns
Class 2 – (Born 13.03.14 – 21.11.14)
1st Mycock Agri Lot 12 selling for 3800gns
2nd Mycock Agri Lot 10 Unsold
3rd G Boocock Lot 9 selling for 2850gns
Champion - H&S Maudsley Lot 2 selling for 3300gns
Reserve - Mycock Agri Lot 12 selling for 3800gns