Three bulls sold for 4000gns at Skipton Auction Mart’s British Blue show and sale of pedigree cattle.

First up was the reserve champion from Mark and Elaine Hartley, who run the Pendle herd at Pendle Valley Farm, Roughlee. Their Pendle Pedro is a two-year-old son of Pendle Nickel, out of the Blue Stone Union Jack cow, Pendle Northern Star. He sold to B and JD Beadle, Staindrop, Barnard Castle.

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Also hitting 4000gns was the all black Linthorpe Paddy, a January 2020-born entry from Easingwold husband and wife duo, Ken and Hazel Gamble, Brickyard Farm. Local producers, Richard and Val Brown, Kirkby Malham, forked out the cash for this son of Homilton Jupiter.

Making the same money was Jaygar Phoenix, from Garry and Heather Whalley, Brunsgill Moor Farm, Newton-in-Bowland, Clitheroe. Their entry is by Greystone Kilo and sold to D Leeson, of York.

Auctioneers: CCM