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Leyburn Spring Spectacular peaks at £6,300 for reserve champion

It was the reserve champion from the pre-sale show which led the trade at the Farmers Guardian sponsored Leyburn Spring Spectacular selling for £6,300. 



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The reserve champion from Garrowby Estates, York
The reserve champion from Garrowby Estates, York

The sale leader was a nine-month-old Limousin-cross heifer from Garrowby Estates, Bugthorpe, York, shown by manager, Clive Rowlands and herdsman, James Simpson. The buyer was Donald Morrison, Sutherland.

 

Champion sells for £2,500

Champion sells for £2,500

Steven Priestley, Brampton, Cumbria, was the judge for the day and chose a nine-month-old Limousin-cross heifer from John Smith-Jackson, Haltwhistle, as his champion. It sold for £2,500 to Aled Roberts, Anglesey.

Baby Beef

Baby Beef

This year a baby beef class was introduced with the George Wilkinson Memorial Trophy presented by the Wilkinson Family, Leyburn going to the winner. This was Will and Gillian Sedgley, Kirkby Lonsdale with a five-month-old British Blue-cross steer which sold for £2,600 which also sold to Mr Morrison.


The champion British Blue went to Garrowby Farms with a steer selling for £2,300 to Matthew Keel, Thirsk.

Limousin heifer sells for £4,400

Limousin heifer sells for £4,400

Another principal price was £4400 for a pure-bred Limousin heifer from the purebred from Mr Smith-Jackson sold for £4,400 to Jennifer Hyslop, Ayrshire. The same vendor also sold the first prize British Blue heifer for £3,000 to Mark Harryman, Pickering.

 

AVERAGES – Overall, heifers, £2,130 (+£520); steers, £1,364 (-£105); British Blue heifers, £1,750; Limousin heifers, £2,565; British Blue steers, £1,500; Limousin steers, £1,312.

 

Auctioneers: Leyburn Auctions.

 

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