Forward for Monday's sale were 65 Farmers Rearing Calves, and also 11 Dairy for the Twice Monthly Craven Dairy Auction.
Rearing Calves to £350 (65)
Calves dearer as the sale went on as some buyers found it hard to get in on time with slow traffic, but they were met with a cracking show on offer with mainly local farmers looking to buy a few for the sheds. Blue sold well, with best bulls keenly sought, and heifers £240/£260 regualr away. Lim Bulls regularly either side of £300 and heifers £250/£280, angus heofers £140/£180 and Bulls slightly dearer.
Limousin x (Av £310) to £340 G Pickersgill
Brit Blue x (Av £259) to £350 RM Spence
Aberdeen Angus (Av £160) to £170 RE Ayrton
Flekvieh (Av £136) to £150 C Watson
Black & White (Av £38) to £95 RE Ayrton
Ab Angus (Av £157) to £185 FJ&R Coar
British Blue (Av £218) to £265 JP&KE Hartley
Limousin (Av £267) to £270 G Pickersgill
Craven Dairy Auction
A great show of dairies today and a very level trade throughout. Judging today was in the hands of Alan Middleton of Bolton Abbey, and he awarded the championship to regular supporter Robin Jennings of South Stainley. This commercial heifer, calved 8 days giving 32 litres sold away at £1980. HS Petch & Son of Middlesborough took second prize on the day with their Pedigree heifer, calved 9 days, on 32 litres it topped the sale at £2450, with another form the same home at £1950. First time vendor John Thompson of Bishop Auckland sold a couple of nice heifers at £1880 and £1800, with £1880 matched by a heifer from HJ &KL Blackwell & Son of Gargrave.
Buyers from a wide area today looking for milk, and more are needed please, contact Sarah Liddle or Ted Ogden to book cattle in for the next sale in two weeks time. Thankyou.
Heifers - 1st GB Jennings 2nd HS Petch 3rd J Thompson
Pedigree Heifers to £2450 av £1701
Commercial Heifers to £1980 av £1770
Prices - £2450 £1950 HS Petch; £1980 GB Jennings; £1880 £1800 G Thompson; £1880 HJ&KL Blackwell;