Rearing Calves to £415 (61)
B&W av £91.2 Cont av £307.42 Native av £203
A healthy turn out of calves for the September show and sale of rearing calves with Tony Binns of Clint undertaking the judging honours. Some difficult classes were swiftly dissected however where to place the champion rosette took some deliberation, eventually choosing the superb heifer presented by JP&KE Hartley of Bolton Abbey went on to take the second highest price of the day selling for £390 to Malcolm and Stephen Abbott of Dacre. The Reserve Champion a superb British Blue bull from Mike Longster of Fellbeck which sold for the sale high of £415.
Moorhouse milker champion again at Craven Dairy Auction
The Aireburn pedigree herd of Bell Busk husband and wife dairy farmers Brian and Judith Moorhouse at Hesper Farm clinched another in a long line of Craven Dairy Auction championships at their local Skipton Auction Mart. (Monday, Sept 9)
They bagged their latest title with the first prize newly calven heifer, Aireburn Delegate Melissa, a 16 days calved 30 litre daughter of their home-bred stock bull, Delegate, whose offspring are now starting to come through. The victor made £2,000 top price when claimed by ringside regular Brian Blezard, of Ribchester.
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.
Barden-based Bossman daughter bags Craven Dairy Auction championship
Dales dairy farmer Ian Parkinson, who runs his Holstein Friesian herd at Holme House Farm, Barden, stood champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, Auf 26)
Rearing Calves to £405 (63)
B&W av £61.36 Cont av £309.54 Native av £162.16
Joss Lancaster took the highest price of the day with a cracking British Blue bull selling for £405 with his next making £390. A healthier trade was had right through the sale today with a nice entry of 63 calves forward to meet the bank holiday trade. Continental bulls would force a nice average of £346 and with a lot more competition present on the best British Blue Heifers with the likes of Joss Lancaster and John Marshall seeing £390 and £370 respectively for their consignments.