Bentham dairies top at £3,300
The Christmas dairy show and sale at Bentham topped at £3,300 for the reserve champion, the winning pedigree heifer, Killington Magician Wendy, from J. and R. Waller, Killington. The buyer was Graham Stephenson, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Next at £2,950 was Luptonhall River Bessie 2, a pedigree heifer from Brian Robinson, Ingleton, which was knocked down to John Howard, Skipton.
The day's champion, the first prize pedigree cow, Hallcroft Feul Blueblood from Edward, Angela and Charlotte Booth, Wigglesworth, sold for £2,850 heading home with one of the judges, John Lawson, Cockerham.
A Jersey giving 24kg from Messrs Waller sold for £2,500 to Mike, James and Rachel Batty, Burneside, Kendal.
Many heifers sold from £2,300-£2,700, with cows £2,200-£2,500. A quartet of bulling heifers from Messrs Waller, topped at £900 to average £825.
Auctioneers: Richard Turner and Son.
Sarkley herd tops Welshpool Limousins
Limousin bulls topped at 9,000gns at the North West Midlands and North Wales Club show and sale at Welshpool.
The sale leader was Sarkley Tom, an April 2022-born son of Loosebeare Fantastic out of Sarkley Ilanie, a Wilodge Fastrac daughter consigned by E.H. Pennie and Son, Mongomery. The buyer was Messrs Jones and Sons, Llanidloes.
Next at 6,500gns was March 2022-born Pabo Tex by Whitehall Larry out of Sympa sired, Pabo Jenelope from W.P. Hughes and Son, Anglesey, which was knocked down to Messrs Thomas, Knighton.
Also selling for 6,500gns and from the same vendors was June 2022-born Pabo Tank, also by Larry and out of Pabo Martha, a Norman Harvest daughter, which sold to Messrs Potter, Faringdon.
First prize winner, Garyvaughan Tecru, an April 2020-born bull by Meadowrig Pedro from C.V. Lewis and Sons, Buttington, made 5,500gns to Messrs Davies and Son, Builth Wells.
The reserve male champion, Woodmarsh Sultan by Wilodge Cerberus from M. and J.C. Gould, Shrewsbury, sold for 5,200gns to Messrs Walters, Usk.
Averages - 17 bulls, £4,901.03; 4 females, £2,415.
Auctioneers: Harrison and Hetherington with Welshpool Livestock Sales.
Store cattle to £2,600 at Leyburn
At Leyburn's Christmas store cattle show and sale, the judge, Brian Phillips, Northallerton, awarded the championship to Guy and Oliver Hird, Whashton, with a Limousin heifer which sold to Brandon Acton, Leyburn for £2,600. The heifer also took the J. Duffus Cup for best Limousin and the Leyburn Mart Canteen Trophy for best home-bred presented by Anne Sunter.
Alan Kendall, Reeth, took the reserve championship with a Limousin steer which made £1,830 to Mick and Liam Rodney, Masham. The second prize winning Limousin steer from Bainbridge Bros, Marrick, sold for £1,800 and the third prize winner from Nick Wilson, Grewelthorope, made £1,790.
The winning bull was a pedigree Limousin from David Amsden of A. and J.A. Iveson, Hawes, which later sold as a breeding bull to Geoffrey Porter and family, Reeth, for £3,600.
Second placed bull from Sam Whitehead, Sedbergh, made £1,830 and the third from the Porter family, Low Oxnop, made £1,650.
Auctioneers: Leyburn Auction Mart.
Janetstown flock tops Dingwall's Zwartbles sale
Zwarbles sold to £1,050 at Dingwall for the pre-sale show champion, Janetstown Eynhallow, a five-crop ewe from Sammy Stewart, Janetstown. The buyer was Lorraine Crum,Torranyard flock, Kilmarnock, who also paid £1,020 for the second prize winner and reserve champion, Janetstwon Glow, from the same home.
The winning ewe lamb, Janetstown Ladyship, also from the same vendor sold for £500 to Andrew Bateman, Kendal, for the Holmepride flock.
Carrie, Sarah and Iain Bissett, Carrah, took £360 for home-bred Carrah Latte which sold to the judge, Nicola Henderson, Stirling, for the Aquila flock. Jen Birtles and Lesley Grant, Romach, sold to £280 for Romach Lusitania which went to Sammy Stewart.
Commercial crosses sold to £111 for Messrs Munro, Portmahomack, and J. MacLeod, Portgower.
Auctioneers: Dingwall and Highland Marts.
British Blue heifer tops Pateley Bridge Christmas store sale
At Pateley Bridge's Christmas show and sale of store cattle and feeding bulls, the judge, Brian Phillips, Northallerton, awarded the championship to a British Blue heifer from D. and F.J. Leeming and Sons, Ramsgill, which later sold for the top price of the day of £1,920 to Rodney Bros, Masham.
The reserve championship went to a Limousin steer from J.W. Stockdale and Sons, Burnsall which sold for £1,900 to Henry Atkinson.
The top price bull at £1,745 was the first prize winner, a British Blue from I. Barrett and Son, Summerbridge.
The first prize Limousin steer under 12 months which sold for £1,200 was from Charlotte and Andrew Warren, Cleckheaton, who donated the proceeds the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The mart donated 10 per cent of the purchase price along with £100 from Julia Hardcastle and team in the mart café totalling £1420. Also £300 was raised for the Harrogate special care baby unit at Harrogate, through the sale of a cake donated by Bethany Warin, and other cash donations.
Auctioneers: Barnard Castle and Teesdale Farmers Auction Mart Co.
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