Rearing Calves to £480 (60)
B&W av £62.88 Cont av £316.2 Native av £188.33
A nice show of calves a week before show week and a strong trade set also. Best Calves in the market came from James Cooper of Dacre with a couple of surplus Pure Limousin calves the best of which being a bull calf at 2 mths old selling for £480.
In the Blues Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven hit the top with the penultimate calf in the ring making £470, with Joss Lancaster of Horton in Craven not far behind with his best calves realising £450 and £445. Native bulls were a straight trade throughout today with Andrew Lee of Lothersdale topping at £190 however it was Native and Lim x heifers that were the trade of the day with Aberdeen Angus out stripping their male counterparts averaging £205 and topping with a sweet heifer from Chris Drake at £280. Limousin’s were topped once more by James Cooper at £390 and average £341.67.
Black and whites nice to sell with a ready audience for all types. Best again presented by Richard Spence of Sutton In Craven at £135 and a very respectable average of £62.88
Limousin x (Av £380) to £480 JM&SM Cooper
Brit Blue x (Av £322.67) to £470 RM Spence
Aberdeen Angus (Av £180) to £195 AJ Lee
Hereford X (Av £160) to £160 EJ Fort
Dairy Shorthorn (Av £95) to £100 IRG Collins & Partners
Black & White (Av £62.88) to £135 RM Spence
British Blue (Av £297) to £350 M&R Smith
Lim (Av £341.67) to £390 JM&SM Cooper
Aberdeen Angus (Av £205) to £280 CJ&DD Drake
Hereford (Av £200) to £200 EJ Fort
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
Not quite the exceptional show of last fortnight but a trade equivalent to it. A mixed show of cows and heifers found a ready audience ringside with the Champion a 2nd Calved MVP daughter from Brian Moorhouse found numerous bidders with the final bid eventually coming from Ken Throup of Woofa Bank. The reserve a wearing Friesian type heifer from Richard Close of Starbotton sold very nicely heading home with John Howard of Heslaker at £1600.
Judge – Sam Naylor
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st RH&EA Close 2nd High Rails 3rd High Rails
Newly Calven Cows: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd A&G Midgeley
Champion – GB Moorhouse Reserve – RH & EA Close
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1342.5 ): to £1600 RH&EA Close
Newly Calven Cows (av £1415): to £1650 GB Moorhouse