Just champion...back-to-back successes for sheep farmer
Todmorden sheep farmer Robert Fielden, of Speke Edge Farm, achieved back-to-back championship successes in the September prime lamb show at Skipton Auction Mart, when his livestock achieved the top price.
On a hectic day at the mart's Gargrave Road site, where it is celebrating its 20th anniversary, a total of 5,209 sheep were sold.
Mr Fielden was again fielding a pen of five 46kg Texel-cross-Beltex lambs, which sold for the top price of 94 per head to Bobby Booth, of Bury.
Judge for all shows was James Dewhirst, who buys prime livestock on behalf of Stanforth Butchers, Skipton.
The prime lamb show was sponsored by Guy Machinery.