Rearing Calves to £450 (104) B&W av £76.57 Cont av £322.5 Native av £192.5 Spring calf show this morning with a nice show of 108 calves this morning with 85% of the calves British Blue sired or Black and White bulls. In the pre-sale show a tremendous British Blue bull from Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey was picked out as Champion by the Judge Tony Binns. The champion topped a very strong show of blue bulls with 12 of the entry over £400 peaking with the champion from Hartley’s at £450.

A strong turnout of black and white calves met 5 different buyers ringside and a much improved trade matching the quality of calves on offer. Some fleshy 8-12week calves from John Dugdale, Settle topped the day with three hitting the £200 bracket  with the same vendors runs of 9 b&w bulls averaging £161.

Continental heifers were out in force today with a better result for the calves on offer this week than previous weeks. Best calves still not quite back to top gear with some strong heifers peaking at £340 twice from M&R Smith and Joss Lancaster respectively and averaging a respectable £278 for all types.


A big thank you today’s sponsor Dugdale Nutrition and to all vendors and buyers for making the day a success.     


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £220) to £220 JC&DJ Marshall & Son                

Brit Blue x (Av £377.95) to £450 JP&KE Hartley                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £215 JP&KE Hartley

Hereford X (Av £170) to £170 EJ Fort

Dairy Shorthorn (Av £38) to £38 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £76.57) to £200 x3 H&M Dugdale & Son                    


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £91.67) to £95 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                                                

British Blue (Av £278.33) to £340 M&R Smith; £340 J&SA Lancaster;


Champion: JP&KE Hartley £450

Reserve: Church Farm Enterprises £445