Oddacres Osmond, a Limousin bull from John and Claire Mason, Embsay, secured the lead price of £4400 at Craven Auction Mart's first timed online auction sale of cattle at Skipton.

The bull, a September 2018-born son of Procters Major, is out of the Homebyres Dixon daughter, Oddacres Gazelle and sold to a Ribble Valley-based producer.

The Masons also received £3600 for Oddacres Opus, a similarly aged bull by Procters Major purchased by Wharfedale father and son, Bernard and Charles Greaves, of Norwood, Otley.

Second top price was £4250 paid for the 16-month-old Limousin bull, Tomschoice Prayer, from James and Sarah Cooper, Hill Top, Dacre, Haddington. A son of Haltcliffe Vermount, out of a home-bred Sympa daughter, Prayer sold to J Simpson, Hope Valley, Derbyshire.

A rising two-year-old British Blue bull from Alan and Graham Coates, Rainscar, Stainforth, sold next at £4000. Their Greystone Nimbus, by Almeley Gionola, was bought by HC and D Perkins, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Heading up the females at £3600 was a three-year-old Limousin from Craig Schofield’s Cheadlewood herd from Cheadle, Cheshire. Cheadlewood Natalie is by the Lowerffrydd Empire son, Caherhurley Iching, out of the Mas Du Clo daughter, Roundhill Cjoconde, and sold with three-month-old heifer calf to local buyer, James Penter in Litton.