CRAVEN CHAMPIONS - TUESDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2017

At the Craven Champions Sale 2017, the pre sale show on Tuesday evening saw a wonderful entry of 81 Cattle for the ten classes, judging was undertaken by one the UK’s leading showmen Mr Phil Sellers of Lincoln who has won virtually every major national show during summer and winter with his show cattle. His expertise was called upon all evening with some very strong classes of cattle placed before him, and the quality on offer was a great reflection of the type of cattle available at Skipton on a regular basis.





The Supreme Champion Animal and winning The Jack Walker Trophy was Ebony, a lovely Grey British Blue sired Heifer from noted suckled calf and pedigree breeder Sheila Mason who trades as JH&SM Mason, Keasen Head, Clapham a farm which lies on the edge of Three Peaks in North Craven. Born 29th May 2016, Ebony caught the eye of show judge Phil Sellars who described it as “a wonderful show potential beast and correct animal”. Ebony later entered the sale ring and attracted fast bidding from the ringside, rising to a successful bid and new centre record of £3,200 for a store animal when selling to Messrs Pendlebury from Wigan.

Standing Reserve Supreme Champion after having been awarded Male Champion was the British Blue Sired Steer from last years exhibitors of the Champion animal Messrs JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge. Buster, a 10 month old steer who carried on a long line of prize winners over the years from Brennand Farm, he was sold for £1,600 to Michael Wynne of Derbyshire.

The average price for all of the prize winning animals was £1,372, a great result considering the young age of many of these “show potential” animals.

A huge thankyou to all of our sponsors for their generosity in giving prizes, and to each of the vendors for supporting the show and making it a great event that was very well attended by people from a very large area.

SPONSORS - NFU, Carrs Billington, Stoodley Pike, Kingsway Vets, Thornton Breakers, Newline ASP, Top Tags, PV Dobson, Janet Sheard, Massey Feeds & YAS.

Class 1 – Bullock Any breed Un-haltered

1st  CT Akrigg Lot 454 sold for £1450

2nd H Harvey & Son Lot 579 sold for £1550

3rd H Harvey & Son Lot 580 sold for £1200

 

Class 2 – Heifer Any breed Un-haltered

1st JH&SM Mason Lot 493 (495) sold for £1180

2nd JH&SM Mason & Son Lot 494 (496) sold for £1020

3rd S Horsfield Lot 643 sold for sold for £1180

 

Class 3 – Limousin Bullock

1st AM&E Hartley Lot 359 sold for £1350

2nd H Harvey & Son Lot 583 sold for £1160

3rd JA Stoney & Son Lot 528 sold for £1200

 

Class 4 – Limousin Heifer

1st K&GJ Huck Lot 502 sold for £1450

2nd AJ Mason Lot 492 unsold

3rd BL&R Lund Lot 356 sold for £1300

 

Class 5 – Brit Blue Bullock

1st JC Walker & Son Lot 564 sold for £1600

2nd H Harvey & Son Lot 586 sold for £1320

3rd H Harvey & Son Lot 587 sold for £1250

 

Class 6a – Brit Blue Heifer

1st JC Walker Lot 565 sold for £1800

2nd MR Ewbank Lot 547 sold for £1400

3rd D Broadbent Lot 435 (434) sold for £1450

 

Class 6b – Brit Blue Heifer

1st JH&SM Mason Lot 496 (498) sold for £3200

2nd DP Moore Lot 395 sold for £1100

3rd S&T Fawcett Lot 444 sold for £1250

 

Class 9 – AOB Bullock or Heifer

1st J Stephenson Lot 574 (571) sold for £1000

2nd E&M Townley Lot 471 sold for £1080

3rd D Broadbent Lot 437 (436) sold for £1050

 

Class 10 – Young Handlers

1st JH&SM Mason Lot 498 (493) sold for £1450

2nd JC Walker & Son Lot566 sold for £1500

3rd BL&R Lund Lot 358 sold for £1200

 

Male Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 564 sold for £1600

Male Reserve – AM&E Hartley Lot 359 sold for £1350

 

Female Champion – JH&SM Mason Lot 496 (498) sold for £3200

Female Reserve – JH&SM Mason Lot 498 (493) sold for £1450

 

Overall Supreme Champion – JH&SM Mason Lot 496 (498) sold for £3200

Overall Reserve Champion – JC Walker & Son Lot 564 sold for £1600