52 Rearing Calves & 41 Dairy Cattle... Rearing Calves to £450
B&W av £93.32 Cont av £333 Native av £207.25
A strong show of calves from a wide spread of vendors this morning with Black and White calves the trade of the day with many a sweet black and white reaching three figures with just an odd lean calf dragging the average under the magical £100. Church Farm took top call in the heifers today but Jonny Moon of Wigglesworth hit the days highest price of £450 for a British Blue Bull.
Angus and Hereford calves were a dream to sell with Alf and Andrew Townsend reaching £220 twice with some sweet calves and the Gawtorpe family of Bradford reaching £240 with a nice Hereford Bull.
Limousin x (Av £306) to £310 RD Metcalfe
Brit Blue x (Av £321) to £450 JR&MJ Moon
Ab Ang to £220x2 AP Townend
Hereford (Av £240) to £240 A Gawthorpe
Black & White (Av £93) to £155 AL Dean & Son
Limousin x (Av £291) to £325 AL Dean & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £415) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £195) to £210 GB Moorhouse
Craven Dairy Auction (41 head)
A up and down trade for the dairy ring today with early animals struggling to work into a good price, however with some strong heifers coming through the middle of the sale trade improved and the reserve champion heifer from Peter Baul of Watergate farm going to £2080 and his other heifer making £1820.
David Lawson took top honours on the day but could only manage £2020 with his champion heifer. David Leeming of Burnt Yates who had his first part dispersal was well supported with his consignment of 20 with commercial cattle receiving a stronger trade than last fortnight av £1438 and £1307 for commercial heifers and Cows respectively.
Judge – Colin Whitelock
Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd Church Farm Enterprises
Newly Calven Cows: 1st 2nd & 3rd DL Leeming
In-Calf Heifers: 1st & 2nd E Pennock & Son
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (13): av £1438 to £1900 DL Leeming Ltd
Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1307 to £1550 DL Leeming Ltd
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1627 to £2080 M Baul & Partners
Incalf Heifers (2): av £1210 to £1260 E Pennock & Son