An open day at Windy Pike Farm, Gisburn, ahead of next Saturday 22nd September’s major sale at Skipton Auction Mart of the entire Ribble Aberdeen-Angus herd from Henry Rowntree, of Rowntree Farms, proved a resounding success.
Some 80 Aberdeen-Angus breeders viewed a great show of productive cattle. Also meeting interested parties inspecting the cattle before the dispersal sale at Skipton, on Saturday, September 22, were David Leggat, from United Auctions, Craven Cattle Marts’ general manager Jeremy Eaton – the duo will jointly conduct the high profile sale – and Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society chief, Barrie Turner.
Barrie Turner commented: “We were all treated to a gold mine of well-bred, high performing Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Ribble. I met customers looking to start new herds, along with those looking to expand. All demonstrated a great enthusiasm towards the breed, while admiring this award-winning herd.”
Mr Rowntree, who established the Ribble herd in 2002 and is now retiring, said: “The stock bulls were very popular, but perhaps most people were surprised how docile the cattle are and the consistent quality, with repeated comments of the impressive two-year-old heifers with some great calves at foot.”
The open day was staged following a good week for Ribble, which again won overall Champion Herd in the 2018 PENWAC herd competition prior to around 400 head going under the hammer at the sale.
Cover image: Skipton Auction Mart’s general manager Jeremy Eaton, left, is pictured with Henry Rowntree at the Ribble herd’s recent open day.
Image below: Visitors inspecting the herd.
General pic of visitors inspecting herd also attached.