Limousins again land spoils at Skipton pedigree beef fixture

UK - Limousins again ruled supreme at the annual autumn multi-breed show and sale of pedigree beef breeding cattle at Craven Cattle Marts’ Skipton Auction Mart. (Wed, Oct 11).
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The breed repeated its success at the Spring pedigree beef fixture by once more taking championship and reserve championship honours this time around.

The supreme title winner was an 18-month-old Limousin bull, Kirkview Agentooseven, exhibited by William Salisbury, of W Salisbury & Son, Church View Farm, Treales, near Preston.

It sold for 1,280 guineas to Alan Wheelwright, of Halifax. Nouvelle Prospect, sire of the champion, is doing well in the Shropshire-based Wilodge herd.

The reserve champion, a 20-month-old Limousin bull, Aprilton Andy Pandy, from Eileen Wilson, of White Hills, Scorton, Richmond, made 1,100gns when purchased by G Pickersgill & Son, of Hawkworth, Guiseley. The sire is Ronick Member.

Show judge was Peter Goldsborough, of Northallerton, himself a past pedigree beef cattle championship winner at Skipton. “The victor was stylish, had a good carcass and will breed some nice calves,” he noted.

A production sale of pedigree Saler cattle, predominantly females, was also staged on behalf of Terence Pye, of Rigel Pedigree, Levens Farm, Middleton-on-Leven, Yarm.

The 2002-born Rigel Jocasta, sired by Rigel Roderigo, with Rigel Jenna, a seven-month-old heifer calf by Sagitaire at foot, realised 1,200gns. Another 2002 female Rigel Rhea, by Rigel Duncan, with Rigel Rebekah, her six-months-old heifer calf by Rigel Othello, sold for 1,250gns.


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