Elliott Hereford crowned Craven Native Day champion
Fox Foot Angus claims 3,400gns top price
Weardale husband and wife Hereford cattle aficionados Harry and Janet Elliott, who run the award-winning Cornriggs pedigree herd at Lowcornriggs Farm, Cowshill, scooped championship honours at Skipton Auction Mart’s fourth annual Craven Native Day show and sale. (Wed, May 8)
The couple clinched the title with their first time shown Cornriggs 1 Red Knight, a home-bred 14-month-old son of Cornriggs 1 Super Guy (by Baldinnie 1 Carlton). The sire was only recently sold as a six-year-old, having been used successfully on the herd.
33 Prime cattle comprising 20 Clean Cattle & 13 Cast Cattle.
1,498 Prime Sheep comprising 150 Spring Lambs, 1067 Prime Hoggs, 66 Mature Hoggs & 215 Cast Ewes & Rams.
40 Rearing Calves.
2756 Breeding Sheep (inc. 1065 Geld Gimmer Hoggs and 735 outfits of Breeding Sheep with 956 lambs at foot).
1 Loads of produce
Rearing Calves to £445 (40)
B&W av £101.5 Cont av £317.33 Native av £178.33
Blues into top gear again today with Brian Wellock presenting a tremendous blue bull on behalf of his son James of Seat House Farm, Eshton which sold for the sale high of £445 and is on it’s way to hull. A run of cracking blues from Joss Lancaster of Horton in Craven sold to £430 three times, £425, £400 and £395 and also topping the heifers at £330. Right through blue bulls were good to sell with a section average of £383.75. Blue heifers not quite as potent today with a show not just the standard of last fortnight despite this plenty faces were present to produce a respectable average of £255.88.
May Day Bank Holiday Show & Sale of Sheep with lambs and Geld Gimmer Hoggs. Forward: 2756 Breeding Sheep (inc. 1065 Geld Gimmer Hoggs and 735 outfits of Breeding Sheep with 956 lambs at foot).
Red Rose successes in CCM Skipton prime lamb show arena
Kitson & Sons Butchers buys include title winners
Red Rose husband and wife sheep farmers, David and Laura Coar, of Yew Tree Farm, Darwen, secured Skipton Auction Mart’s May prime lambs championship with a brace of home-bred Spring-born Beltex-cross. (Monday, May 6)