Annual Blue Wednesday Show & Sale - 18 Pedigree Blue Cattle
The sale with an increased number of entries (95% clearance) was a huge success with bulls creating interest from premium suckled calf breeders underpinned by strong demand for bulls ready to work from local dairy producers.
Champion - D Townsend. Reserve - JC Walker & Son.
Intermediate Bulls to 6900gns av £3095.
Junior Bulls to 3700gns av £3395.
Judge – Mr S Potter.
Class 1 – Best Bull Born 01.01.12 – 31.05.12
1st JH Pedley Lot 2 selling for 6,900gns to J&JR Appleby
2nd T&L Metcalfe Lot 11 selling for 1900gns to GM&EA Simpson
3rd JR&DL Ogden Lot 4 selling for 2380gns to C Whittaker
Class 2 – Best Bull Born 31.05.12 – 31.12.12
1st D Townsend Lot 21 selling for 3300gns to JM Townsend
2nd JC Walker & Son Lot 19 selling for 3700gns to S&R Sandham
3rd M Sharp selling for 1750gns to JR Lancaster
Class 3 – Best Female
1st J Boocock & Son Lot 1 Unsold
Champion - D Townsend Lot 21 selling for 3300gns to JM Townsend
Reserve - JC Walker & Son Lot 19 selling for 3700gns to S&R Sandham
John & Richard Pedley of Oak Tree Farm, Barbon led the sale at the Annual Blue Wednesday at Skipton held for Pedigree British Blue Breeding Cattle. Shown by son Richard Pedley , Oak Tree Humpty won the Intermediate Bull class for animals born before 31st May 2012. By the Norbrook sire Empire D’Ochain out of a cow by Harley Du Chateau Lebrun. Humpty sold to Lincolnshire buyers Mesrs J&JR Appleby for 6,900gns.
Tim & Lisa Metcalfes ‘Towngate’ herd was responsible for the second highlight of the sale with Towngate Herbie a May 2012 son of the highly regarded Brennand Emperor, out of a Nether Hall Anne. The black well muscled bull was picked up by Mesrs G&R Booth of New Mill, who after a spirited contest secured Herbie for 4,100gns.
The ‘Brennand’ herd of Mesrs JC Walker & Son of Dunsop Bridge then built on their recent success in the store cattle ring with Brennand sired show cattle. When sending out Brennand Hawk the Reserve Supreme Champion bred from easy calving lines through sire Dragon Blues Champ and out of the Colibri Du Coin sired cow Brennand Cindy found favour with a busy ringside before selling to Mesrs D&R Sandham for 3,700gns.
Earlier in the day judge Stephen Potter found his champion in the Tamhorn Formidable sired ‘Clifftown Horatio’ shown by Mr D Townend of Malton which sold outside the ring to Mac Townsend of Laneshawbridge for 3,300gns.
Richard Maudsley of the Littlebank herd achieved a notable high when making 3,700gns with Littlebank Harry another son of the Empire D’Ochain which has joined Mesrs D&S Hollings of Hebden Bridge.