Rearing Calves to £375 (70)
B&W av £51.15 Cont av £283.33 Native av £203.33
A handy show of calves this morning with 70 presented for sale. Continental calves were a shade easier on the fortnight with bidding considerably less vigorous for continental heifers compared to bulls. Best bulls were still a handy trade despite not being quite the quality of a week ago, however a sweet month old bull from John and Rob Marshall of Dacre still managed a very respectable £375.
Continental heifers would sell to a straight price today with arguably no show stoppers but good honest calves making £240 - £280 topping with Edward Fort, Silsden Moor.
Native calves were out in stronger numbers today with a particularly good trade for Aberdeen Angus heifers with an average of £140 and topping at £210 from JM Smith, Carleton.
Limousin x (Av £330) to £330 G Pickersgill & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £306.5) to £375 JC Marshall
Aberdeen Angus (Av £263.33) to £275 JM Smith & Son
Charollais (Av £330) to £330 C Smith
Black & White (Av £51.15) to £80 Flasby Estates
Charollais x (Av £215) to £230 C Smith
Ab Angus (Av £140) to £210 JM Smith & Son
British Blue (Av £225.42) to £280 EJ Fort
Lim (Av £253.33) to £280 DC Hall