The ‘Coachhouse’ herd of Barry & Gill Heald & Co of Retford exhibited the Supreme Champion at the Craven Limousin Day. ‘Coachhouse Gladstone’ a 2011 bull by ‘Mereside Daytona’ out of ‘Coachhouse Tiggy’ a ‘Haltcliffe Picasso’ cow won his Senior Bull class and went on to sell to Jack & Keith Allen at Ings, Kendal for 4000gns.
The Reserve Champion ‘Nether Hall Henry’ a 15 month old ‘Malibu’ son out of the ‘Fieldson Alfy’ sired cow ‘Nether Hall Expresso’ exhibited by David, Maggie & Harriet Kelly of Mansergh met strong breeder interest before joining Will & Gillian Sedgley of Garsdale for 5000gns.
Similar interest followed the fortunes of the young junior bull class the Garrowby Farms entry ‘Garrowby Hurricane’. The 14 month old son of the 24,000gns ‘Glenrock Ventura’ and full brother to the 2012 Limousin Extravaganza Champion was snapped up by the ‘Brontemoor’ herd of Stephen & Michael Priestley at Brampton for 4400gns.
John & Claire Mason of ‘Oddacres’ presented a good pen of junior bulls headed up by ‘Oddacres Huntsman’ an April 2012 son of the 10,000gns ‘Homebyres Vanhee’ out of a favourite French cow ‘Teos’ stayed in the parish when joining Rowland Carr of Bolton Abbey for 3700gns. Another highlight from the Oddacres pen was ‘Oddacres Hector’ who was 2nd in the young junior bull class and bred from a French cow ‘Elve’ and joined Stephen & Brian Porter of Gunnerside for 3300gns.
Yet another high was achieved by Oddacres with the 14 month old ‘Oddacres Hitman’ bred from a ‘Usant’ daughter ‘Oddacres Empress’ which sold to Malcolm Campbell of Arncliffe for 3100gns.
Back in the impressive Coachhouse pen Mesrs Heald & Co produced’ Coachhouse Grandprix’ a 26 month old son of the ‘Cloughhead Umpire’ sired ‘Overthwaite Crackerjack’ out of ‘Coachhouse Bethany’, which went north to Darlington with JN Swinbank for 3500gns.
Carl & Julie Stephenson of Bishop Auckland enjoyed a spirited following with ‘Pikestone Gimli’, by the highly successful pedigree & commercial sire ‘Waindale Someboy’ which at 23 months caught the eye of Mesrs Sandham at None Go Bye Farm Shop, Horsforth selling for 3500gns.
Mention in the bull section should be made of a good pen of Intermediate bulls from Stephen & Michael Priestley with a 1st & 2nd prize in both classes, seeing a Sept 2011 ‘Elite Benn’ son make 3200gns and two ‘Searview Upstart’ bred bulls make 3100gns each.
Mesrs Heald & Co, Retford rose to the top in the female section as well taking both the Champion & Reserve. Their Champion ‘Coachhouse Huckleberry’ a 14 month old heifer by ‘Coachhouse Amos’ joined Jan Feather of Oxenhope for 3050gns along with the reserve ‘Coachhouse Gladtidings’ an ‘Epson’ sired 17 month old heifer for 2800gns.
Exhibitors at the Craven Limousin Day continued to raise the bar with a quality entry at the 2013 renewal. The fixture attracted a packed ringside for the bull section with commercial buyers from throughout the North and Midlands consciously seeking strong bulls ready for work and junior bulls with shape and growth potential. Opportunity also arose in the junior bull section for breeders, with a number of well- bred prospects meeting spirited support when coming under the hammer to find homes with pedigree herds.
The breed at Skipton continues to generate interest from new herds and those with herd expansion plans and this was reflected in a solid trade for females.
Head – 75 Judge – Mr Harry Emslie, Peterhead.
Show Results –
Class 1 – Senior Bull born 30.08.10 – 30.04.11
1st – Heald & Co Lot 7 selling for 4000gns to Allen
2nd – Heald & Co Lot 5 selling for 3500gns
3rd – W Richardson Lot 2 selling for 2500gns
Class 2 – Intermediate Bull born 10.05.11 – 18.08.11
1st – Heald & Co Lot 15 selling for 3000gns
2nd – JM Priestley Lot 20 selling for 3100gns
3rd – WI Suddes Lot 12 Unsold
Class 3 – Intermediate Bull born 03.09.11 – 22.10.11
1st – JM Priestley Lot 25 selling for 3200gns
2nd – R&R Gornall Lot 29 selling for 2700gns
3rd – TC Altham Lot 31 selling for 2600gns
Class 4 – Junior Bull born 12.11.11 – 08.03.12
1st – Nether Hall Farms Lot 42 selling for 5000gns
2nd – T&JM Sedgwick Lot 36 selling for 2900gns
3rd – IK&M Griesdale Lot 38 Unsold
Class 5 – Junior Bull born 10.03.12 – 20.08.12
1st – Garrowby Estates Lot 50 selling for 4400gns
2nd – AJ Mason Lot 53 selling for 3300gns
3rd – AJ Mason Lot 54 selling for 3700gns
Male Champion – Heald & Co Lot 7
Male Reserve – Nether Hall Farms Lot 42
Class 7 – Maiden Heifer born 05.06.11 – 20.12.11
1st – Heald & Co Lot 72 selling for 2800gns
2nd – P Summers & Daughters Lot 68 selling for 1350gns
3rd – P Summers & Daughters Lot 67 selling for 1450gns
Class 8 – Maiden Heifer born 26.02.12 – 16.05.12
1st – Heald & Co Lot 78 selling for 3050gns
2nd – AJ Mason Lot 82 selling for 1450gns
3rd – AJ Mason Lot 84 selling for 1380gns
Female Champion – Heald & Co Lot 78
Female Reserve – Heald & Co Lot 72
Overall Supreme Champion – Heald & Co Lot 7
Overall Supreme Reserve – Nether Hall Farms Lot 42
Senior Bulls to 4000gns av £3087
Int Bulls to 3500gns av £2952
Jun Bulls to 5000gns av £2726
Maiden to 3500gns av £1668
Cows with Hfr Calves to 2060gns
Cows with Bull Calves to 3000gns av £2625
Chief Price amendments
Sen. Bulls- 4000g, 3500g
Int. Bulls- 3000g
AJ Mason- Oddacres
Jun. Bulls- 3700g, 3300g, 3100g, 2500g, 2400g, 1500g, 1500g
Cows/Bull calves 3000g
Cows/Hfr calves 2600g
Maiden Hfrs 1580g, 1450g, 1380g, 1350g, 1280g, 1080g
Nether Hall Farm Ltd- Nether Hall
Jun. Bulls- 5000g
Garrowby Estates- Garrowby
Jun. Bulls- 4400g
C&JC Stephenson- Pikestone
Int. Bull- 3500g
JM&SM Priestley- Brontemoor
Int. Bulls- 3200g, 3100g twice, 2400g
W&A Holden- Boldventure
Int. Bulls- 3100g, 2200g
IK&AM Grisedale- Angiean
Jun Bulls- 2900g, 1500g
T&JM Sedgwick- Gallaber
Jun Bull- 2900g
R&R Gornall- Dokra
Int. Bull- 2700g
P Fletcher- Siddall
Sen. Bull- 2700g, 2000g
TC&CA Altham- Lune Valley
Int. Bull- 2600g
Cows/Hfr calves 2000g
P Summers & Daughters- High Birks
Int. Bulls- 2600g, unreg. 1800g
Maiden Heifers- 1450g, 1350g
W Richardson- Laverock
Sen. Bulls- 2500g
WP Brewer- Coredale
Sen. Bulls- 2400g
E Priestley- Prietec
Jun Bull- 2000g
Int. Bull- 2300g
WM&JM Shuttleworth- Barbondale
Sen. Bull- 2300g
DG Johnson- Rivington
Jun Bull- 2000g
D&S Robinson- Hutton
Maiden Heifer- 1180g