Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)
A handy trade in the dairy ring with a nice amount of bidders present. The Judging was carried out by Richard Crabtree of Clifton who swiftly went about his business and chose a superb 30kg heifer from Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk which proceeded to sell for the sale high of £2000 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester. The next highest price came from the Fort family of Silsden Moor with a sweet 28kg heifer selling for £1900 to Mark Goodall of Tong.
Ian Parkinson of Barden continued his good run of newly calved cows with his 1st prize 2nd calver selling for £1800 MD Parkinson.
Judge – Richard Crabtree
Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd MD Parkinson 3rd GB Jennings
Newly Calven Cows: 1st & 2nd MD Parkinson
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – MD Parkinson
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1952): to £2000 GB Moorhouse
Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1760) to £1800 MD Parkinson
Newly Calven Friesian Heifers (Av £1380) to £1420 RH Lofthouse
Newly Calven Cows (Av £1505): to £1800 MD Parkinson
Incalf Heifers : to £1220 JLP Roberts
Rearing Calves to £370 (106)
B&W av £45.22 Cont av £260.42 Native av £188.8
106 calves entered and penned for this morning’s sale. Trade today was not quite as potent as the week before as a result of a few extra numbers and with a few less faces ringside. Best calves reached £380 for a super Charollais x bull from C Smith of Sutton in Craven and £370 for a 4 week old British Blue bull from Joss Lancaster, Horton in Craven.
Aberdeen Angus’s founded a couple of fresh bidders today with a bull average of £238 and a top of £340 for a stonking bull from Smith’s of Carlerton. Aberdeen Angus heifers averaged £138 and topped with Rob Wallbank, Embsay at £180.
Black and whites would be slightly less money this week however the best Holstein bulls were up to £85 for a strong bull from RL Wright & Son of Airton.
Limousin x (Av £208.5) to £240 Town Head Farm Products
Brit Blue x (Av £281.96) to £370 J&SA Lancaster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £238.33) to £340 JM Smith & Son
Flekvieh (Av £208.33) to £345 C Watson
Charollais X (Av £305) to £380 C Smith
Black & White (Av £45.22) to £85 RL Wright & Son
Charollais (Av £206.67) to £240 C Smith
Ab Angus (Av £138.75) to £180 MH&DE Wallbank
British Blue (Av £205.37) to £280 MH&DE Wallbank
Lim (Av £179) to £230 Town Head Farm Products