Hitchen ducks head pecking order at CCM Skipton autumn poultry highlight
Calderdale poultry breeder Stephen Hitchen, from Ludendenfoot, Halifax, ruled the roost when sending out the champions at the autumn Craven Premier Poultry show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Saturday, September 7)
He clinched another title at the North Yorkshire venue with his first prize pen of waterfowl, a trio of 2019 Silver Appleyard ducks, which sold for £40.
John Hindle puts a feather in his cap at Skipton Spring poultry showcase
Lancashire’s John Hindle won his first-ever Craven Feather Auctions championship at the Spring show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart. (Saturday, March 9)
Mr Hindle, from Oswaldtwistle, has picked up first prizes in the past and was reserve champion at the show last September, but went one better this time. His trio of White Wyandottes was plucked out by judge Andrew Fisher, of Pateley Bridge, and went on to sell for £35.
David Pownall champion again at Skipton Christmas poultry showcase
Derbyshire’s David Pownall won his second Craven Feather Auctions championship of the year at the annual Christmas show and sale of poultry and waterfowl staged at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Dec 8)
Mr Pownall, of Riverside Cottage, Old Glossop, was following up on his title-winning success at the previous show in September, again with a pair of 2018 White Wyandotte bantams, out of top show stock.
David Pownall pair head pecking order at CCM Skipton poultry showcase
Derbyshire’s David Pownall ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auction show and sale staged at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Sept 8)
Mr Pownall, of Riverside Cottage, Old Glossop, secured another Skipton title – he won his first at the North Yorkshire venue in 2013 – with a pair of 2018 White Wyandotte bantams, out of top show stock and later sold for £70.
148 head Cattle & 25 Sheep & Goats.
212 lots of Poultry.
108 lots of Nursery Garden Furniture.
90 lots of Furniture.
401 lots of Machinery.
489 lots of Reclaim & Stone.