Annual Sale of Pedigree Blue Cattle.
Judge - Richard Frankland
Martin Sharp of Stainforth took the honors at Blue Wednesday. The Craven Cattle Marts fixture for Pedigree British Blue Breeding Cattle. Taitlands Kenny, a 2015 ET son of Heros Due Peroy bred from Taitlands Geraldine a ‘Littlebank Danny’ daughter won the male championship and went on to make 3500gns when knocked down to Mesrs Sowray & Son of Bishop Thornton for use on their dairy herd.
Reserve Champion came from the Pendle herd of Mark and Elaine Hartley at Rough Lee. ‘Ko Jack’ the 2015 natural born son of Blue Stone Union Jack bred from one of the herds oldest stock cows ‘Pendle August’ sold to Messrs TB Moorhouse & Son of Dacre for 2700gns.
Leading price at 4500gns was another Taitlands entry from Martin Sharp at Stainforth, ‘Taitlands Ken’ a 2015 unhaltered entry bred from Boothlow Dynamo out of the Heros Du Peroy ET Daughter Droit Hilda which sold to another dairy farmer, Martyn Jennings of Cowling, looking for premium British Blue X Calves.
Nick and Emma Parkers blue diamond herd produced Blue Diamond Klass aa 2015 bull who looked ready for work which sold to WH&MA Keighley of Pool in Wharfedale for 3700gns. Nick and Emma then stepped the other side of the ringside to buy the female champion Springfield Karianne from AJ&DA Wilkinson. Springfield Karianne bred from the ‘Gitan Du Pti’t Mayeur’ daughter ‘Springfield Elsa’ by ‘Visconti De St Fontaine’ is a very stylish heifer which sold to the Blue Diamond Herd for 2400gns.
The sale brought a good crowd to the lines with depth in quality to suit premium suckler breeders and dairy farmers.
Bulls 2015 to £4500gns av £3924
Maiden Heifers to 2400gns av £2520
Cows and Heifer Calves to 2200gns
Show Results –
Class 1 – Pedigree Bull
1st M Sharpe Lot 5 sold for 3500gns Sowray
2nd AM&E Hartley Lot 2 sold for 2700gns TB Moorhouse
3rd KW Gamble Lot 3 Unsold
Class 2 - Pedigree Female
1st AJ&DA Wilkinson Lot 17 sold for 2400gns N Parker
Champion – M Sharpe Lot 5
Reserve – AM&E Hartley Lot 2