80 Rearing Calves & 22 Dairy Cattle ...
80 Rearing Calves to £495
B&W av £114.62 Cont av £360.42 Native av £225
A cracking show of black and white calves today with 42 on offer averaging £114.62 with Michael Heron of Bramhope topping at £280 for a superb Friesian Bull with Alan Middleton of Hartley’s, Bolton Abbey hitting £270 for a half bred Friesian. 42 Black and White calves averaged 32 days of age.
Continentals would be a touch easier with some of the better calves on hold until next week’s calf show but for the goods present trade was buoyant and a solid run from Wellocks of Kirkby Malham met a strong trade for their age topping at £445.
RE: CALF SHOW NEXT WEEK with Classes for All types and Breeds with a strong buyer attendance expected as always.
Brit Blue x (Av £379.17) to £445 IR&DE Wellock
Limousin x to £375 Town Head Farm Products
Simmental x to £495 Hayton & Stocks
Aberdeen Angus (Av £232.5) to £300 DL DM & J Heron
MRI (Av £213.33) to £250 L&A Watson
Black & White (Av £114.62) to £280 DL DM & J Heron
Brit Blue x (Av £316.67) to £365 IR&DE Wellock
Limousin x to £250 Town Head Farm Products
Aberdeen Angus (Av £205) to £255 JP&KE Hartley
Saler (Av £203.33) to £235 P Sharp & Son
B&W to £190 P Sharp & Son
Saler to £305 P Sharp & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (22 head)
A smaller show than usual and with further cuts to the milk price trade was certainly lighter with only the best of cattle making good prices. Pre-sale show judged by James Kayley, Halton West found Robin Jennings’ newly calved heifer to be the best on show and turned into the top price at £1720 selling to Gratton’s at Brimham Lodge. Keith Downs made the second top price with his 2nd Calver reaching £1700 with Richard Walker, East Morton reaching £1600 with a nice Shorthorn X Heifer.
Judge – James Kayley
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Jennings 2nd H Downs & Son 3rd FA Broadwith
Newly Calven Cows: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd H Downs & Son 3rd B Haigh
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Oliver & Partners 2nd I Oliver & Partners
Maiden Heifers: 1st JR&EL Mawson 2nd JR&EL Mawson
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – H Downs & Son
1st Class Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1522 to £1720 GB Jennings & Son
2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1155 to £1260 H Downs & Son
Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1333.33 to £1700 H Downs & Son
Incalf Heifer (2): av £1020 to £1140 I Olivers Partners
Maiden Heifers (2) : av £685 to £700 JR&EL Mawson