THE Farmers Guardian sponsored store cattle sale at Wharfedale mart peaked at £1,280 a Limousin cross steer from Brown Bank Farms, Hartwith.
Earlier in the day it had been awarded the pre-sale show championship by judge, Robert Moran, Hellifield. The buyer was S. Wildman and Son, North Duffield.
The same vendors also won the class for the best pen of three steers with Limousin crosses which sold to J.B. Eastwood and Son, Emley, at £1,220/head.
Top priced heifer at £1,065 was a Charolais consigned by A.F. Inman, Scotton, which sold to L. Wood and Son, Huddersfield. The winning heifer, a Limousin-cross from R.M. Gray, Ilkley, made £890 to D.J. Bailey, Keighley. F.R. Naylor, Liversedge, had the first prize pen of three heifers, Limousin-crosses, which made £920/head to S. Maskill, Hebden Bridge.
Stock bulls sold to £950 for a Limousin from C.R. and G. Booth, Liversedge, selling to R. and Y.M. Wood, Crossroads. Young bulls peaked at £940 for Limousin from J.M. and G.M. Lumb, Barkisland, which was knocked down to E.R. Hyde and Sons, Wakefield.
Calves sold to £450 for a British Blue cross bull from P. R.M. Sutcliffe, Queensbury, with heifers peaking at £410 for a British Blue cross heifer from F.D., S.A. and A. Smith, Hartwith. Black and white calves sold to £175.
Auctioneers: Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart.