CALVES - MONDAY 17TH AUGUST 2015

Rearing Calves to £660 (187) B&W av £108.22 Cont av £390.93 Native av £257.56 A fantastic show of calves with 187 on offer, despite favourable weather conditions calves were out in force with a bunch of fresh faces taking advantage of the good trade. In the pre-sale show David Smith of Sutton Craven took top honours with a fantastic British Blue bull which ended up selling for an eye watering £650 with the Reserve Champion, a British Blue Heifer from regular supporters the Sowray Brothers topping the sale at £660. British Blues averaged £442 for bulls and £401 for Blue heifers.


Right through trade remained good with Black and White calves again topping at £260 for a Hols/Friesian bull from Hartley’s at Bolton Abbey. Black and whites averaged £108.22 with good calves romping into £120-£150 and beyond.

 

Natives were on form with a run of some fine Herefords out of MRI’s reaching £370 and averaging just over £300.

 

Black and calves today averaged 31 days of age with all continental calves averaging exactly 42 days of age.  

 

BB Bull Calf

1st C Smith

2nd A Sowray & Son

3rd A Sowray & Son

 

BB Heifer Calf

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd Church Fm Enterprises

3rd GT Booth

Limousin Heifer Calf

1st RH&EA Close

2nd JC Marshall

Limousin Bull Calf

1st CN&SA Harrison

2nd G Pickersgill & Son

Native Bull Calf

1st CN&SA Harrison

2nd JC Marshall

3rd DL DM & J Heron

 

Native Heifer Calf

1st F Spence

2nd Church Fm Enterprises

3rd DL DM &J Heron

Black and White

1st JP&KE Hartley

2nd Church Fm Enterprises

3rd GB Jennings

Continental Bull Stirk

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd JC Marshall

3rd JC Marshall

Champion: C Smith

Reserve : A Sowray & Son

 

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £330.63)

£455 CA Harrison, Elslack; £410 RD Metcalfe, Brearton; £400 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton;                   

Brit Blue x (Av £442.02)

£650, £560 C Smith, Sutton in Craven; £615, £510 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton; £570, £530, £520x3, £500, £480, £470 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard; £530 FA Holmes & Son, Castley; £480 H Raw, Eastburn;                        

Blonde x to £250 N&R Sutcliffe, Eastwood    

Charolais x (Av £382.5)

£525 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton; £240 G Abbott & Son, Dacre                                    

MRI (Av £220)

£220x2 L&A Watson, Eastwood

Aberdeen Angus (Av £241.88)

£275, £265 CM Hall, Shelley; £260 Chadwick & Leaver, Southfield; £250 DL DM & J Heron, Bramhope; £245 JC Marshall & Son

Hereford (Av £300.50)

£370, £340, £330, £310x2, £280x2, £275 L&A Watson, Eastburn; £260 HJ&K Blackwell, Gargrave                                 

Black & White (Av £108.22)

£260 JP&KE Hartley & Son, Bolton Abbey; £250 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard; £200, £180 G Pickersgill & Son, Hawksworth; £165 GB Jennings, Ripley                  

                                                                               

Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £247.5)

£300 RH&EA Close, Starbotton; £295, £265, £255, £250 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons, West End; £285 G Abbott & Sons, Dacre;      

Brit Blue x (Av £401.77)

£660, £410 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton; £600 James Fortune, Tosside; £510 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard; £435x2, £420x2 H Raw, Eastburn; £430 C Smith, Sutton In Craven; £425 J&G Huck, Hubberholme                 

Aberdeen Angus (Av £216)

£300 F Spence, Sutton In Craven; £270 C&SB Whitelock, Gargrave; £245 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard;