A British Blue cross heifer from the Fawcett family at Fold Farm, Drebley, produced the £2100 top price at a show and sale of 2019-born potential show calves at Skipton.

Stephen and Tracy Fawcett and daughter Samantha, achieved the lead price with a nine-month-old home-bred heifer by the stock bull, Newclose Harry. Buyer, Liam Rodney, Ripon, plans to parade his new acquisition on this year’s summer show circuit.

Nidderdale husband and wife, Mark and Fee Ewbank, Intake, Middlesmoor, lifted championship with their March-born British Blue-cross heifer, Dance Monkey. She is by the stock bull, Brennand Jimmy, and out of a Limousin-cross cow. This heifer sold for the joint second top price of £1900 to the judge, Michael Wynne, of Hall Farm, Matlock, Derbyshire.

Matching the £1900 bid was an un-haltered heifer from North Craven mother and son, Janet and James Huck, of Austwick. Their June-born Limousin-cross is by Lodge Hamlet, and sold to ME and CA Duerden, Dalton-in-Furness.

The Hucks also received £1800 for their March-born calf purchased by Richard Critchley, Hutton, Preston.

The judge was back buying his choice of reserve in the first prize British Blue cross bullock from Sheila Mason’s Keasden Head herd. This six-month-old is by Keasden Head Laddie and realised £1600.

Another from the same home, a six-month-old Limousin cross heifer shown by Mrs Mason's daughter, Georgia Thornton, bagged the reserve female honours and sold for £1650, again to the judge.

The Walker family – father, Geoff and his two sons, John and Rob – Hodder Valley, Brennand, Dunsop Bridge, also came up with the goods, winning the blue and white sash amongst the young handlers, with a May-born British Blue cross heifer which realised £1700, to David Bamforth, Halifax, who also bought the family's March-born haltered British Blue heifer, for £1600.

Auctioneers: CCM Auctions.