Burton-in-Lonsdale-based Tommy and Jennifer Sedgwick took top price at yesterday’s Limousin ale at Skipton with their second prize senior bull Gallaber Freddie when he sold at 4800gns.
Freddie, a son of Melbreak Charriot is out of Galleber Umist, a Ronick Parachute daughter and sold to David and Martin Wilson, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate.
The Wilsons said their new acquisition would be put to good use on Limousin-cross cows in their commercial suckler herd, with some of Freddie’s future progeny likely to return to the Skipton sale ring.
The first prize senior bull, Coachhouse Fairfax, an April, 2010, son of Coachhouse Amos, out of the Haltcliffe Hercules cow Coach House from Barry and Gill Heald, Grove, Retford, the sold at 4500gns to Mark Throup, Malham.
Matching this price was the second prize intermediate bull, Boldventure Frederick, from W and A Holden, Oswaldtwistle, Accrington. This Vermount son is out of the Ronick Hawk daughter Tophill Ursula and joined A Kaye and Son, Dunford Bridge.
And trading at 3400gns was the day’s supreme champion, the first prize intermediate bull and male champion from the Copperhurst herd of Andrew Howarth.
This was Copperhurst Fuller an August, 2010-born son of Chytodden Conan, out of the Ronick Hawk daughter Greavepark Vester. He was bought by J Alsop and Sons, Dacre, Harrogate.
Selling at 3200gns was the reserve overall champion from James and Sarah Cooper, Tomschoice Galahad. A son of Sympa, out of the Ronick Member daughter Tomschoice Diva, Galahad sold to R C Robinson and Partners, Newton Kyme, Selby.
Just shy of that at 3100gns was Oddacres Grizzly from John and Claire Mason. This Homebyres Dixon son is out of Oddacres Dazzler was knocked down to D and S Hollings, Hebden Bridge.
The Masons dominated the female section, landing both championship and reserve honours with top-class youngsters both among the first crop of calves by Homebryes Dixon.
Top call at 3100gns fell to their first prize senior maiden heifer and female champion, Oddacres Figurine, the first calf of Oddacres Dot, a daughter of Usant, who was full brother to the legendary French bull Nenuphar. The buyer was Bill Cowperthwaite, Malham Moor.
The Masons’ first prize junior maiden heifer and reserve female champion, Oddacres Golden, out of the Plaisant daughter Uracile, sold for 1700gns to R H and C Ayrton, Abbeystead.
Averages; senior bulls £3948, intermediate bulls £3315, junior bulls £2746, senior maiden heifers £1899, junior maiden heifers £1317, in-calf heifers £1850, heifers with bull calves £2573, cows with bull calves.