Housemans home in on another Skipton rearing calf title
Another top-notch youngster from the Houseman dairy farming family’s Senterprise pedigree Holstein Friesian herd at Burton Top Farm, Burton Leonard, was crowned champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest rearing calf show and sale. (Monday, June 25)
Trading as Church Farm Enterprises, the Housemans, who run a 350-strong dairy herd, with 300 currently in milk, secured the title with their first prize British Blue-cross bull calf, shown by regular consignee Fred Houseman.
39 Prime cattle comprising 13 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos), 3 Young Bulls, 1 Clean Cattle (over 30 mos) & 22 Cast Cattle.
1,397 Prime Sheep comprising 1161 Prime Lambs, 41 Prime Hoggs & 195 Cast Ewes & Rams.
47 Rearing Calves - B&W av £73.43 Cont av £364 Native av £189.
30 Breeding Sheep.
Rearing Calves to £435 x2 (47)
B&W av £73.43 Cont av £364 Native av £189
Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises took the championship at the June’s calf show with a cracking British Blue bull by Genus bull Dev. The 6 ½ week old bull calf took top honours in a strong class of calves selling for £435 to Tony Binns the judge.
Reserve Champion, another british blue calf but this time from Bishop Thorntons, Sowray Brothers sold away for the top price of the day at £460 to Abbott Bros of Dacre.
Fortnightly Sale of Young Feeding Bulls, Store Bullocks & Heifers, Breeding Cattle.
Forward: 670 head of cattle
Comprising: 489 Feeding Cattle (145 Young Feeding Bulls, 48 Beef Feeding Cows, 296 Bullocks & Heifers) & 181 Breeding Cattle.
Craven Dairy Auction (18 head)
A healthy trade for the milkers on offer today and a strong average to match with all milkers averaging £1860. Sally Wellock of West House Farm, Oakworth topping the days sale at £2080 for a 28kg, 8 day calved heifer. Brian Moorhouse of Hesper Farm, Bell Busk was next with his Grafeeti heifer selling to £2020.