Rearing Calves to £460 (81) B&W av £73.06 Cont av £357.49 Native av £212.45 A cracking calf by Chris and Thomas Harrison of Elslack took the top honours at the New Years Calf Show with a Simmental Bull. The calf which was 5 weeks old went on to sell to the Judge Simon Thompson of Driffield for £460. Fred Houseman had a cracking show of bulls on show today also with his 6 Bulls averaging £420 and his 3 British Blue heifers at £420, £410 and £380. Colin Whitelock of Gargrave was also on the receiving end of somke strong bidding with his young calves topping at £410.

Natives were topped by Bowkers, Earby at £290 and with Church Farm at £280 and a brace from Alan Middleton at £260.


Friesian prices have slowly being creeping up since the new year with RL Wright & Son, Airton with three at £125, £110 and £100. Overall average today was £73.06 with even most bobby calves into £30 -£40.   


Champion – CN&SA Harriosn                            Reserve – Church Farm Enterprises


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £301) to £340 C&SB Whitelock                            

Brit Blue x (Av £388.45) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £233.57) to £290 S&PE Bowker & Sons

Saler (Av £235) to £390 Townhead Farm

Simmental to £460 CN &SA Harrison                             

Black & White (Av £73.06) to £125 RL Wright & Son                 


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x to £330 CN&SA Harrison                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £158.33) to £220 S&PE Bowker & Sons

British Blue (Av £335) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises

Limousin (Av £222.50) to £310 RD Metcalfe

Hereford to £225 RM Spence                                                          

Saler to £380 Townhead Farm                                                        


Annual New Year Sale

Class 2 – Brit Blue Heifer

1st Church Farm Enterprises

Class 3 – Limousin Bull

1st C&SB Whitelock              2nd RD Metcalfe & Son

Class 4 – Limousin Heifer

1st RD Metcalfe & Son

Class 5 – Other Cont Bull

1st CN&SA Harrison

Class 6 – Other Cont Heifer

1st CN&SA Harrison

Class 7 – Native x Bull

1st & 2nd JP&KE Hartley

Class 8 – Native x Heifer

1st F Spence

Class 9 – B&W Bull

1st GB Moorhouse

Class 10 – Cont x Male Stirk

1st & 2nd Church Farm Enterprises    3rd S&PE Bowker

Class 11 – Cont x Heifer Stirk

1st & 2nd Church Farm Enterprises    3rd C&SB Whitelock

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st Church Farm Enterprises              2nd & 3rd S&PE Bowker