Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A tidy entry for the twice monthly Craven Dairy Sale sponsored by NMR (represented by Helen Whitaker) and the show judged by Martyn Jennings. The show champion was a lovely pedigree newly calven heifer from M Baul & Sons, Ravensgate Herd in Bishop Thornton. Sired by Welcome Armitage Pesky PLI +£410 and out of the Blossom family, she sold calved 20 days giving 32 litres at £2100 locally to John Howard. Messrs Baul sold another newly calven heifer out of the Honesty family by Model Man giving 32 litres being calved 23 days, she sold for £1800.
ASE Crisp & Son, Calton, regular consignors to the Dairy Auction presented a newly calven homebred heifer fresh calved and by the Genus bull ‘MVP’ it was successfully sold at £1720. Also in the shippon today were a run of yearling maiden heifers from A Dickinson & Son, selling to a top of £720 ave £680.
The next Craven Dairy Auction is on Monday 11th November, entries to the office please of Newly Calven Cows & Heifers, Incalf Cattle and Youngstock. Contact Ted Ogden or Jeremy Eaton for more details. Thankyou.
Judge – Martyn Jennings
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd ASE Crisp & Son
Maiden: 1st A Dickinson & Son 2nd A Dickinson & Son
Champion – M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (£1720): to £1720
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (£1950): to £2100
Maiden Heifers (£680): to £720
Rearing Calves to £370 (75)
B&W av £53 Cont av £241 Native av £252
A total of 75 calves on show this week with some buyers going home short of calves. More calves could have been sold especially 4 week old quality calves. Overall the calf trade was very similar to the last couple of weeks.
Blue Bulls topped at £370 to ave £270 with a total of 10 being showed. Blue Heifers similar in line with national prices topping at £270 and averaging £190 with 19 on offer. Ab Angus Bulls were a storming trade topping at £360. Heifers also sold very well with A Sowray topping at £205. Lim Bulls sold exceptionally with a good show on offer topping at £350 from Hayton & Stocks and averaged £263. Lim Heifers were a little harder to place but still averaged £158. The calves were smaller but looked value for money. There were 14 B&W calves on show averaging £53 with a new buyer at the ring side along with weekly regulars.
Ab Angus (Av £282) to £360 Hayton & Stocks
British Blue (Av £270) to £370 JP&KE Hartley
Lim (Av £263) to £350 Hayton & Stocks
B&W (Av £53.21) to £75 RM Shackleton
Limousin x (Av £158) to £275 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £190) to £270 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £185) to £205 A Sowray & Son
Hereford X (Av £100) to £100 ID&JC Briggs
Charollais (Av £290) to £290 Wood Bros