Master trots to the top at 3400gns

An unshown Aberdeen Angus bull claimed the top price of 3400gns at Craven Auction Mart's Native Day show and sale at Skipton.

The bull, Fox Trot Master, a 28-month-old son of Logie Result, from Peter Turnbull's herd from Fox Hay Farm, Coxwold, York, is by Logie Result and out of the Foulness Gray Boy daughter, Panthers Mistique. Master found a new home in Kirklees with SH Holgate, of Briesfield, Dewsbury.

Overall champion was a 14-month-old Hereford bull from Weardale husband and wife breeders, Harry and Janet Elliott, who run the Cornriggs pedigree herd at Lowcornriggs, Cowshill. Their Cornriggs 1 Red Knight, by the Baldinnie 1 Carlton son, Cornriggs 1 Super Guy, is out of Cornriggs 1 Knight Rider daughter, Cornriggs 1 Julia 3, and went on to sell for 1900gns to Geoff Ryder, Haverah Park, Harrogate.

Topping the breeding cattle sale at £980 was a second calved Aberdeen Angus cross cow with Angus steer calf at foot from Martin Tyson, Skyreholme.

A smattering of strong, short-keep cattle sold to £1120 for the first prize Hereford bullock from the Millfield Stud in Giggleswick.

Grazing bullocks saw the best trade in both the Aberdeen-Angus and Shorthorn classes, with both breeds averaging in excess of £800. And, the small but select entry of store bulls peaked at £1050 for two Herefords from Starfitts Contracting in Kirkbymoorside, with heifers hitting a top of £1030 for a Hereford cross from JT Thornber, Sawley.