Burnley-based Michael Barnes took the top price and championship in yesterday’s show and sale of British Blues at Skipton, with his young bull Rosslyn Georgie Boy selling for 4100gns.
Georgie Boy is a January 2011-born son of Gitan out of Woodview Amelia and was ET bred. He sold to Joe and Nancy Throup, Draughton, where he will be put to work on their commercial herd of Limousin and Blonde crosses.
Selling at 3100gns was White Thorpe Cobra, a January 2007-born son of Dafydd out of Woodview Trixie. This one from Damian Stelling, Ripon, sold to K Hall and Son, Thurstonland, Kirklees.
The Owlden herd of James and Deborah Ogden, Austwick, then sold a third prize winner at 3000gns. This was Owlden Frazzle, an Empire son out of Droit Brittany, a Danseur D’Embise daughter. He was knocked down to Rom Ryan, Altrincham.
The Wallbank family, Keasden were responsible for the blue rosette winners in both show classes. Their second prize bull, the June, 2010-born High Moss Firecracker, by Bringlee Volkawagon out of the home-bred High Moss Coco, sold for 2250gns to Jeff Burrow, of Hanlith.
Selling at 2050gns was July 2010-born black and white bull, Woodlands Falcon, from the Derbyshire-based Chardaney herd of Mycocks Ltd, Chelmorton, Buxton. It was bred in the same county by N and M Bearsdsley, of Muggington.
Coincidentally, the grand dam of the champion, Woodview Trixie, was also the grand dam of this year’s champion female and overall reserve champion, a British Blue heifer shown by the Wallbanks.
High Moss Floosie, a July, 2010-born embryo daughter of Bluegrass Cyclone out of the herd’s main brood cow Woodview Wanda, made 1650gns when joining S Greenwood, Heptonstall, Calderdale.
Junior bulls averaged £2598 (Craven Cattle Marts).