Skipton Beef Shorthorn females achieve new 11,000gns centre record

Beef Shorthorn females met an exceptional demand from a packed ringside selling to a new 11,000gns Skipton centre breed record at the breed society’s official sale on Wednesday 7 November.

Sale leader was the reserve champion, Beautry Shuna Liesl, a 19-month-old roan heifer by the 8,000gns Poyntington Himself and out of a Croxtonpark dam. Bred and exhibited by Stuart and Gail Currie, Settle, North Yorkshire, she sold to Thistledown Cowford Farms, Bankfoot, Perthshire.

Poyntington Himself daughters were in demand with three more heifers from the Curries in the money. Next to go at 5,600gns was the champion, the roan 20-month-old Beautry Rose Lolita to Thistledown. Beautry Desiree Lyric, a roan 21-month-old sold for 5,000gns to the Gates Farming Partnership, Oakham, Leicestershire whilst Beautry Dewdrop Layla, a dark roan 19-month-old commanded a bid of 2,700gns from WE Evans, Llanrwst, Conway.

The Curries also led the cow and calf section at 2,600gns with Bradshaw Divine Rose 2, a six-year-old Wavendon Admiral of the Fleet daughter sold with her eight-month-old bull calf by Poyntingham Himself. The buyer was C Goddard, Longtown, Carlisle.

Podehole Gypsy Laura TI +23, SRI +19 was secured for 5,000gns by A and C Farms, Oakham, Leicestershire. A roan 19-month-old by Knockenjig Hercules she was bred and exhibited by H Horrell, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire who offered two more entries. First to go was Podehole Phantasy Lucie TI +19, SRI+15, a roan 18-month-old by Podehole Fandango selling for 3,000gns to J Wilson, Settle, North Yorkshire. Another Fandango daughter, this time the roan 16-month-old Podehole Phantasy Lace TI +17, SRI +12 was bid to 2,500gns by G and M Smith, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.

Tessa X1179 of Upsall TI +23, SRI +21, a roan two-year-old by Grenadier of Upsall from G Turton, Thirsk, North Yorkshire made 4,000gns to Loakfarm, Bankfoot, Perth.

The same breeder offered the light roan 19-month-old, Tessa X1253 of Upsall TI +28, SRI +27, a Hotspur of Upsall daughter at 3,000gns to Gates Farming Partnership. Clipper X1242 TI +37 and SRI + 34, a red 20-month-old by Dingo of Upsall sold for 2,800gns to J Wilson, Settle, North Yorkshire. Nonparel X1221 of Upsall TI +14, SRI +11, a red and little white 20-month-old by Grenadier of Upsall made 2,500gns to G and M Smith, Laurencekirk.

Glenariff Princess Lobelia TI +18, SRI +14, a roan 22-month-old by Glenariff Brave Bonnar from NJ and AM Barrett, Kings Lynn, Norfolk was secured for 3,400gns by Thistledown.

Geoff Riby, Bridlington, East Yorkshire offered Stonehills Princess Gem TI +28, SRI +25, a roan 20-month-old by the 4,000gns Tofts Prince Grenadier at 3,200gns to TC Brown, Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Averages: 58 heifers £2,150.69; 2 cows with calves £2,152.50

Auctioneers: CCM