81 Rearing Calves B&W av £61.90 Cont av £375.83 Native av £188....... A fantastic day for the Craven Cattle Marts Christmas Calf Show with Geoff and Margaret Booth of Dowshaw Farm, Lothersdale taking the Champion rosette and also the top price of the day with their superb British Blue bull calf selling for £520 to N&M Mason of Lincolnshire. The Booth family who are strong supporters of Craven Cattle Marts were awarded the prize by Robert Foster of Wetherby. Reserve Champion went to a cracking entry from Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton selling to Mr Mason again for £500. Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises was also in the mix with his best bull reaching £520 also. A total of 13 bulls over £400 and an average of £401.75 for 26 Blue bulls sold.
Friesians were better this week with a couple extra faces around making a better trade with £61.90 being the average of the day. RL Wright & Son of Airton were the ones with the highest price at £140 for a cracking calf.
The best heifers were well fought after today with the first prize heifer from RD Metcalfe of Brearton selling to £450 with an entry from Sowray Bros selling to a sale high of £480 and Fred Houseman receiving £460 for his consignment, with a total of 4 heifers over £400 and an overall average £344 for Blue heifers.
A cracking consignment of Flekvieh x MRI bull calves from C Watson, Horton Pasture saw his 8 bulls average £245 for some well fleshed dairy calves. A superb day had by all.
NB: We have sales on the 12th and 19th December and then it will be the New Year with the first sale on the 2nd December.
Christmas Show -
Class 1 – BB Bull
1st GT Booth 2nd A Sowray & Son 3rd A Sowray & Son
Class 2 – BB Hfr
1st RD Metcalfe & Son 2nd A Sowray & Son 3rd Church Farm Enterprises
Class 3 – Lim Bull
1st A Sowray & Son 2nd C Watson 3rd C Watson
Class 5 – Other Bull
1st CN&SA Harrison
Class 7 – Native Bull
1st T&C Robinson
Class 8 – Native Hfr
1st Church Farm Enterprises
Class 9 – B&W
1st C Watson 2nd C Watson 3rd C Watson
Class 10 – Cont Male Stirk
1st Church Farm Enterprises 2nd Church Farm Enterprises 3rd A Sowray & Son
Class 12 – Native Stirk
1st D&P Brown
Champion – GT Booth (Blue Bull) Reserve – A Sowray & Son (Blue Bull)
Limousin x (Av £300) to £330 C Watson
Brit Blue x (Av £401.75) to £520 x2 GT Booth and Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £230) to £230 AP Townsend
Saler (Av £150) to £150 RL Wright & Son
Simmental to £300 CN&SA Harrison
Hereford to £250 T&C Robinson
Lincoln Red to £280 D&P Brown
Black & White (Av £61.90) to £140 RL Wright & Son
British Blue x (Av £344.23) to £480 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £162) to £170 JM Smith & Son
Limousin (Av £230) to £230 R&YM Wood