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Beef season nears
9:30am Wednesday 18th April 2012 in Farming news
THE countdown is on to the popular annual pedigree beef season at Skipton Auction Mart, which attracts several entries from Ryedale.
The first of a series of three high-profile midweek cattle show and sales will be held on Wednesday, April 25. It is the annual showcase for British blue breeding bulls, cows and heifers, notable for attracting potential buyers of sires suitable for both pedigree and commercial beef and dairy herds. Also on the agenda the same day, dubbed ‘Blue Wednesday,’ is a prize sale for British blue-sired store cattle.
The two-day Limousin fixture on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8 and 9, remains one of the annual early season highlights for breed enthusiasts.
The fixture is augmented by a stock judging event organised by the North East Limousin Breeders Club, who also support the following day’s annual Spring show and sale of pedigree Limousin bulls and females.