THE Christmas show of calves at Bentham saw judge Chris Baxter, Leeds, award the championship to last year’s winner Ken Polkinghorne, Eldroth, with his 37-day-old British Blue heifer.
It later went on to sell for the day’s top price of £590, to Isaac and Robert Woodhouse, Roeburndale.
Pamela and Steven Parker, Bentham, sold another British Blue heifer at £500.
British Blue bulls sold to a high of £455, paid for a lot from Trevor Hodgson, Dillicar, who sold four calves for more than £400.
A winning Hereford bull from J.D. and M. Beck, Penrith, realised £430, while Black and White show calves topped at £152, for a lot from J. and N. Ashton, Bentham.
Auctioneers: Richard Turner and Son.