At the Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Dairy cattle the Supreme Championship was awarded to Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk showing Aireburn Saloon Sher a first calving daughter of the Semex sire Sandy Valley Saloon bred from the EX90 Aireburn Shamrock Sher, herself a cow bred from 8 generations of VG or EXC, having given close on 31000 litres in 3 lactations. Sold 14 days calved and giving 34kg Aireburn Saloon Sher joined John Hitchen of Crib Farm Dairies at Luddenden Foot for the top price of the day at £2500.
Keasden Head British Blue cow champion at CCM Skipton Christmas cast cattle show
North Craven’s Sheila Mason, who runs the Keasden Head herd, stood champion with a 2008-born pure bred British Blue cow at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas cast cattle show. (Mon, Dec 2)
Weighing in a 925kg, Keasden Head Dotty, a well-utilised flushing cow and also mother of the herd’s main stock bull, the easy calving Keasden Head Guinness, who has been responsible for Craven Champions prize winners at Skipton, went on the sell for top gross price of £1,290 when joining John Thompson in Gargrave.
Bell Busk Moorhouses retain Craven Dairy Auction Christmas championship
Husband and wife, Brian and Judith Moorhouse, who run the prolific Aireburn pedigree Holstein herd at Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, bagged the Christmas Craven Dairy Auction supreme championship for the second year running at Skipton Auction Mart. (Monday, Dec 2)
The Moorhouses, multiple champions and prize winners with dairy cattle at their local mart, retained the festive title with Aireburn Saloon Sher, a first calving daughter of the Semex sire, Sandy Valley Saloon, bred from the EX90 Aireburn Shamrock Sher, herself a cow bred from eight generations of VG or EXC, having given close on 31,000 litres across three lactations.
The 12th Annual Craven Lingfield Christmas Primestock Show was held on Sunday 1st December.
48 Prime Cattle
218 Butchers Lambs
39 Lamb Carcasses
41 Prime Pigs
Lancaster family retain prime lamb championship at CCM Skipton Christmas highlight
Title winners again sell to Baxenden butcher for £480 top call
Ribble Valley sheep farmers Ian and Mary Lancaster, and their son Richard, were over the moon when retaining the supreme championship they won for the first time the previous year at Skipton Auction Mart’s 2019 Christmas prime lambs show. (Sunday, Dec 1)