Pedigree British Blue bull’s new life in dale
A PEDIGREE British Blue bull is settling into life in the dale after attracting joint top price at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Blue Wednesday show and sale.
The event is seen as the traditional pedigree beef season opening show and sale for British Blue bulls and females.
A top price of 4,000gns was paid three times at the sale. Among those was the reserve champion, Pendle Pedro, from Mark and Elaine Hartley, who run the Pendle herd at Pendle Valley Farm, Roughlee.
Pendle Pedro is a May, 2020-born son of the home-bred Pendle Nickel and bred from the Blue Stone Union Jack cow, Pendle Northern Star, and backed by four generations of easy calving lines.
He was bought by B&JD Beadle, who farm at Staindrop, near Barnard Castle.