A near 90% clearance rate for cattle at the Craven Limousin Day saw the prices headed by the third prize intermediate bull, ‘Pikestone Ragnar’ a May 2020 bull shown by Carl Stephenson of Woodland.


‘Ragnar’ is by the ‘Lodge Hamlet’ son ‘Gallaber Leo’ whilst his mother ‘Pikestone Heffalump’ was bred from ‘Waindale Someboy’ a bull which has bred commercial show calves to £8500 and the entry was bought by JA Stoney and Son of Bewerley. In a solid trade for bulls ready for work the Brontemoor herd of JM&SM Priestley from Kirkcambeck were again to the fore with ‘Brontemoor Reveller’ an August 2020 ‘Trueman Idol’ son bred from the ‘Ampertaine Commander’ cow, ‘Brontemoor Lipsi’. ‘Reveller’ was the first prize bull in the older intermediate class and reserve intermediate champion, and was bought by WA Dinsdale of Harkerside for 4800gns.

The Supreme champion was Zac Ward’s first prize junior bull and champion male ‘Intack Sumo’. Who is a January 2021 son of ‘Maraiscote Graffiti’ bred from the ‘Sympa’ granddaughter ‘Goldies Floche’ and who caught the eye of Mesrs JM&SM Priestley and sold for 4000gns. The sale always produces a crop of good junior bulls aged 12- 14 months and this year was no exception with the pick the April 2021 born ‘Oddacres Sidney’ sold by John and Claire Mason from Embsay. ‘Sidney’ is out of the ‘Gallois’ cow ‘Oddacres Noisette’ and by ‘Procters Major’, a ‘Haltcliffe Doctor’ son and sold to local specialist cattle breeder and feeder, Ben Townsend from Laneshawbridge.

The Mason family also saw success in the female section securing the reserve supreme championship with the youngest animal at the sale the exceptional ‘Oddacres Stella’ born in June 2021.  ‘Stella’ is by ‘Procters Major’ and in similar vein to their bull, out of a ‘Gallois’ cow, ‘Oddacres Nigella’ but this time with a line to ‘Homebyres Elitelady’ and she sold to Sercar Agricultural for 3400gns. Females saw a particularly good clearance with pedigree buyers stood alongside commercial buyers looking for high health cattle. Garrowby Estate Farms from Bugthorpe lead the prices with ‘Gunnerfleet Preloche’ a 2019 first calved heifer sold with her September born, ‘Nabal’ sired daughter ‘Garrowby Scaramouche’ which sold to H Ormerod of Clowbridge for 5200gns. This lot was followed immediately by another Garrowby entry ‘Gunnerfleet Palome’, an ‘Ampertaine Magnum’ daughter sold with ‘Plumtree Fantastic’ bull calf at foot born in October which sold to JC&J White of Barnard Castle for 4200gns.



Judge – Mr Charlie Boden  

Show Results –

Class 1 – Senior Bull born 2 year or older

1st – CW&JE Johnston Lot 3 sold for 3000gns

2nd – HD PJ & BP Cranfield Lot 4 sold 4000gns

Class 2 – Intermediate Bull 29.05.20-15.09.20

1st  JM&SM Priestley Lot 9 sold for 4800gns

2nd S Wilde Lot 8 sold 3000gns

3rd C Stephenson Lot 5 sold for 5800gns

Class 3 – Intermediate Bull born 08.10.20-13.11.20

1st Garrowby Farms Lot 14 unsold

2nd Garrowby Farms Lot 16 sold for 3100gns

3rd WE Swales Lot 17 sold for 3600gns


Class 4 – Intermediate Bull born 26.11.20-13.11.20

1st  Turner Farms Lot 25 Unsold

2nd JM&SM Priestley Lot 22 sold for 4000gns

3rd JM&SP Cooper Lot 20 sold for 3600gns

Class 5 – Junior Bull born 23.01.21-20.03.21

1st –EJ Ward Lot 29 sold for 4000gns

2nd G Hadfield Lot 37 sold for 2900gns

3rd G Hadfield Lot 35 unsold

Class 6 – Junior Bull born 21.03.21-07.05.21

1st – G Hadfield Lot 44 unsold

2nd WE Swales Lot 45 sold for 2900gns

3rd AJ Mason Lot 42 sold for 3300gns


Senior Male Champion – CW&JE Johnston Lot 3

Intermediate Male Champion – Garrowby Farms Lot 14

Junior Male Champion – EJ Ward Lot 29


Male Champion – Z Ward Lot 29

Male Reserve – GI Hadfield Lot 37


Class 7 – Cow or Heifer either incalf or with calf at foot    

1st – G Hadfield Lot 60 sold for 3300gns

2nd – JM&SP Cooper Lot 51 sold for 2700gns

3rd – S Field Lot 61 sold for 2300gns

Class 8 – Maiden Heifer born 2020

1st – CW&JE Johnston Lot 67 sold for 2500gns

2nd JM&SP Cooper Lot 70 sold for 2000gns

3rd CW&JE Johnston Lot 63 sold for 2100gns

Class 9 – Maiden Heifer born 2021

1st – AJ Mason Lot 89 sold for 3400gns

2nd – MD&WM Morton Lot 78 sold for 1750gns

3rd – AJ Mason Lot 85 sold for 1850gns


Female Champion – AJ Mason Lot 89

Female Reserve – CW&JE Johnston Lot 67


Overall Supreme Champion – Z Ward Lot 29

Overall Supreme Reserve – AJ Mason Lot 89



Averages –

Senior Bulls                                         to 4000gns av £3640

Intermediate Bulls                              to 4800gns av £3876

Junior Bulls                                          to 4000gns av £2633

Maiden Heifers                                   to 3400gns av £3044

Cows Incalf/with calves @ foot          to 5200gns av £3594


Chief Prices:



Senior Bulls

HD&PJ Cranfield


SD Bennett



Intermediate Bulls

C Stephenson


JM&SM Priestley

4800gns 4000gns

SD Bennett


WE Swales

3600gns x2

JM&SP Cooper



Junior Bulls

EJ Ward


AJ Mason


WE Swales


G Hadfield






Cows with Calves/Incalf Cows

Garrowby Farms

5200gns 4200gns 3400gns

G Hadfield


JM&SP Cooper



Maiden Heifers

AJ Mason


CW&JE Johnston

2500gns 2100gns

MD Morton


JM&SP Cooper


Garrowby Estate