Booth Blue bull calf is Christmas champion at Skipton
Lothersdale husband and wife Geoff and Margaret Booth presented a cracker of a calf to land the supreme champion’s crown at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas rearing calf show and sale, which attracted an 81-strong turnout. (Mon, Dec 5)
The Booths, of Dowshaw Farm, lifted the title with their first prize six-weeks-old home-bred British Blue-cross bull calf, by the Genus sire, Governor, out of a Holstein dairy cow. Given the nod by pre-sale show judge Robert Foster, of Wetherby, the victor went on to sell for the day’s joint top call of £520 to North Lincolnshire’s Nigel and Maria Mason.