Blue Cross Stores Champion & Reserve at Skipton
The Walker & Ewbank families once again secured supreme and reserve supreme honours, both with young, up-and-coming all-black British Blue-crosses, at Skipton, on 15th February 2023.
The Walkers – husband and wife, Geoff and Margaret, and sons, John and Rob, of Brennand Farm, above Dunsop Bridge secured the Championship and with an 11-month-old home-bred heifer, among the first crop of calves to Maes Owain, acquired some 18 months ago, out of a pedigree Limousin cow, first tapped out as winner of its halter-led show class, then female champion and overall supreme by Scottish show judge Michael Robertson, who purchased her for £3,600.
The Walkers once again took home the supreme champion’s Jack Walker Trophy, first presented by son Geoff 2014 in memory of his late father. All three of their Blues picked up red rosettes.
Mr Ferguson also went to £2,700 to claim a further Walker first in the un-haltered heifer show class, this a 12-month-old by their legendary former stock bull, Cromwell Fendt, responsible for many past Craven Champions supreme champions and, in fact, a full sister to their 2021 title winner.
The reserve supreme champion, the second prize haltered Blue-cross heifer and reserve female champion from husband and wife, Mark and Fee Ewbank, of Intake Farm, Middlesmoor. Sired by Brennand Jimmy, acquired some eight years ago from the Walkers. The nine-month-old also fell for £2,800 to the judge.
Auctioneers: CCM Auctions