SOME heady prices for the top end were bagged by eager buyers at Skipton Auction Mart’s weekly Monday rearing calf sale.

Hammer prices saw the 53 head on parade peaking at £445 for a British Blue-cross bull calf from the Sowray brothers, in Bishop Thornton.

The siblings also headed the heifer prices at £380 with another Blue-cross.

Also making their mark with Blue-cross entries were Church Farm Enterprises in Burton Leonard with a brace at £435 and £425.

Horton-in-Craven farmer Josh Lancaster successfully secured sales at £430 and £425 twice.

Limousin youngsters were not quite as potent on price, topping at £350 for a bull calf from Gargrave’s Colin Whitelock.

Alf Townsend, of Southfield, Burnley, headed the heifers at £250.

The same vendor was also responsible for the £90 top price black and white bull calf.

Native entries were all heifers, with regular vendors, the Hartley family, from Beamsley, doing best with a brace of £190 Aberdeen-Angus calves.

Respective section averages were: Continental-cross £316.78, native £181.25 and black and white £55.