Leading price at the Craven Limousin Day Sale was the Reserve Champion ‘Oddacres Hoggarth’ shown by John Mason of Embsay. By ‘Homebyres Dixon’ and out of the ‘ Vandale’ daughter ‘Oddacres Clover’ the first prize intermediate bull sold to Mac Townsend of Laneshawbridge for 5,400gns.
Stephen and Michael Priestley, (Brontemoor) on a sortie from their base at Kirkcambeck received good support at the ringside with their pen lead by ‘Brontemoor Hawk’, the 2012 son of Elite Benn out of the good stock cow ‘Brontemoor Vanessa’ which sold to R Wood of Asygarth for 3,500gns.
Supreme Champion was the Senior Bull first prize winner ‘Carlospride Henry’ travelling down from Hummerbeck in County Durham with Chris Moffett who achieved his first championship success with the ‘Wilodge Cerberus’ son which went to A Foster of Markenfield Hall for 3700gns.
The Coach house heard of Heald & Co from Retford was awarded second prize in the senior bull class and the strong 2012 son of ‘Overthwaite Crackerjack joined RO Gilson of Spennymoor for 3500gns.
Ian and Glen Sedgwick (Gallaber) also achieved the same 3500gns bid for ‘Gallaber Handsome’ a full brother to ‘Freddie’ sold for 4800gns at the 2012 sale, the son of ‘Melbreak Chariot’ out of the ‘Ronick Parachute’ daughter was selected by farm manager Jonathon Coates for the Suckler herd at Bank House Farm, Cowan Bridge.
Chirs and Caroline Prince from Toftgate above Pateley Bridgelead the Junior Bulls with their First Prize by ‘Millbrook Dartangan’ which sold to local buyer Colin Nelson of Grantleyfor 2850gns. Second prize in the senior section of junior bulls was ‘Oddacres Inn Keeper’ the ‘Homebyres Dixon’ son of the French cow ‘Favela’ (Monsieur Champeval Bred) which joined the Carl and Julia Stephenson of Woodland, Teesdale for 2300gns after carl had seen ‘Favela’ on a previous herd visit.
Cows and Calves met a good trade with the ‘Millerscotenook’ herd reduction causing significant interest with ‘Millerscotenook Endora’ lead the prices when the 2009 ‘Mas du Clo’ daughter sold with a smart February born bull calf by ‘Fieldson Alfy’ was sold to CCM Fieldsperson Janet Sheard for 3200gns.
With a strong entry of maiden heifers, John Mason (Oddacres) headed the prizes and prizes with ‘Oddacres Ivy’ the pick when she took Reserve Supreme Championship and highest price at 2100gns. A nice crop of 2013 heifer from ‘Coachhouse’ found favour with R Barnard of High Ackworth who secured a notable high with ‘Coachhouse Iviola’ a ‘Coachhouse Eebygum sired daughter of the ‘Haltcliffe Picasso Cow’ ‘ Coachouse Iviola’ going for 2000gns.
The sale continues to draw in a wide audience with year on year improvement in quality ensuring choice for premium beef produces and dairy men.
Head – 64 Judge – Mr Chris Jerman, Caersws.
Show Results –
Class 1 – Senior Bull born 01.01.12 to 31.07.12
1st – C Moffett Lot 7 selling for 3700gns to A Foster
2nd – Heald & Co Lot 1 selling for 3500gns to R Gilson
3rd – Heald & Co Lot 2 Unsold
Class 2 – Intermediate Bull born 01.08.12 to 31.12.12
1st – AJ Mason Lot 15 selling for 5400gns to JM Townsend
2nd – I&G Sedgwick Lot 23 Unsold
3rd – A Howarth Lot 21 selling for 2500gns to D Robinson
Class 3 – Junior Bull born 01.01.13 to 07.04.13
1st – D&D Prince Lot 29 selling for 2850gns to C Nelson & Son
2nd – AJ Mason Lot 33 selling for 2300gns to C Stephenson
3rd – OJ&AJ Kendall Lot 24 Unsold
Class 4 – Junior Bull born 08.04.13 to 31.05.13
1st – C Schofield Lot 35 Unsold
2nd – AJ Mason Lot 34 selling for 1800gns to G Pickersgill
3rd – D&D Prince Lot 39 selling for 1650gns to J Shorrock
Male Champion – C Moffett Lot 7
Male Reserve – Heald & Co Lot 1
Class 5 – Cow in Calf or with Calf @ Foot
1st – P Summers Agriculture Lot 52 selling for 1100gns to S Greenwood
Class 6 – Maiden Heifer born 01.01.12 to 31.12.12
1st – T&E Priestley Lot 57 selling for 1400gns to JP Barnes
2nd – T&E Priestley Lot 54 selling for 1450gns to TH Pickard & Son
3rd – T&E Priestley Lot 56 selling for 1450gns to TH Pickard & Son
Class 7 – Maiden Heifer born 01.01.13 to 31.12.13
1st – AJ Mason Lot 65 selling for 2100gns to JA Marks
2nd – Heald & Co Lot 75 selling for 2000gns to R Barnard
3rd – Heald & Co Lot 69 selling for 1800gns to R Barnard
Female Champion – AJ Mason
Female Reserve – Heald & Co
Overall Supreme Champion – C Moffett
Overall Supreme Reserve – AJ Mason
Senior Bulls to 3500gns av £3080
Int Bulls to 5400gns av £3105
Jun Bulls to 2850gns av £2342
Senior Maiden to 1450gns av £1318
Junior Maiden to 2100gns av £1632
Cows Incalf to 1100gns
Cows with Bull Calves to 3200gns av £2747
Chief Price amendments
AJ Mason – Oddacres
5400gns, 2550gns, 2300gns, 2100gns,
C Moffett – Carlospride
Heald & Co – Coachhouse
3500gns, 2000gns, 1800gnsx3,
JM&SM Priestley – Brontemoor
3500gns, 2400gnsx2, 2100gns,
T&JM Sedgwick – Gallaber
D&D Prince – Toftgate
I&G Sedgwick – Gallaber
AR Howarth – Copperhurst