Rearing Calves to £445 (53)
B&W av £55 Cont av £316.78 Native av £181.25
A healthy number of calves through the door this Monday with some very heady prices for the best calves today. £445 was the pinnacle today achieved by a belting calf from Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton, who also achieved the top price heifer at £380. Not quite the desire on the Limousin bulls today with a top of £350 for a Colin Whitelock calf.
Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)
A good trade in the dairy ring this morning with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton claiming the championship with his Armitage Pesky daughter, which giving 30kg at just 11 days calved went on to sell for £1900 to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley. A couple of 3rd calvers from Ian Parkinson of Barden sold away nicely to a high of £1500 to Roger and Sam Naylor of Middleton, Ilkley.
Peter Baul brace champion and reserve at Craven Dairy Auction
A brace of newly calven heifers from Peter Baul’s Ravensgate pedigree herd in Bishop Thornton stood champion and reserve at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction show and sale. (Mon, May 27)
Mr Baul, who trades as M Baul & Partners, picked up his second title win of the year with his 11 days-calved, 30-litre and rising heifer, Ravensgate Pesky Heather 377, by the well regarded Genus sire, Welcome Armitage Pesky. She sold locally for £1,900 top call to the Hartley family in Beamsley.
Longster bull calf claims champion and top price honours at Skipton
North Yorkshire dairy farmer Mike Longster won his first-ever rearing calf championship at Skipton Auction Mart’s Spring show and sale. (Mon, May 20)
Mr Longster, who runs a 225-strong Holstein Friesian dairy herd at New Causeway Farm, Fellbeck, Harrogate, with his father, Fred – Mike’s wife, Caroline, is calf feeder-in-chief – clinched the title with his first prize British Blue-cross bull calf, a home-bred by the Genus sire, Glacier.
Rearing Calves to £460 (123)
B&W av £58.54 Cont av £329 Native av £178.89
A tremendous show of calves for this morning’s spring show and sale of calves with Robert Foster of Tadcaster taking charge with the judging. The judge stood by his decision and bought the champion, a tremendous British Blue bull presented by Mike Longster of Fellbeck with the hammer falling at £460. The Reserve Champion from Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton again sold to the judge for £440 this time for cracking 7 week old Genus Jack son. A superb run of calves were on show today especially in the British Blue bulls with 14 calves over £400 with a Simmental Bull also up at £440.