Craven Dairy Auction (16 head)
A strong day in the dairy ring today with Will Shuttleworth pulling out a fine heifer from Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk to be his Champion. The Champion, a 37 litre Grafeeti daughter with a wonderful udder was fiercely bid for, eventually selling for £2400 to regular supporter Brian Blezard of Ribchester.
A strong trade was seen throughout the sale with a cracking heifer from Tony and James Swires of Stainburn, taking 3rd prize and giving 32 litres the hammer eventually fell at £1920. Peter Baul of Watergate saw his heifer sell away nicely, a sweet 28kg fortnight calved heifer, she sold for £1800 to JP&KE Hartley of Bolton Abbey.
A good trade throughout the sale with a healthy number of buyers ringside meant for almost a 100% clearance.
Next Sale is a Fortnights time on the 25th March. Entries close Wednesday 20th March.
Judge – Will Shuttleworth
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd J Wellock 3rd A Swires
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A&G Midgeley
Incalf Heifer: 1st & 2nd GD&JC Holme
Champion – GB Moorhouse Reserve – J Wellock
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1710): to £1920 A Swires
Newly Calven Cows (av £1550): to £1550 A&G Midgley
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £1805): to £2400 GB Moorhouse
Incalf Heifers (av £810): to £820 GD&JC Holme & Son
Rearing Calves to £440 (20)
B&W av £30 Cont av £266
Just a small show of calves with the spring show next week, not quite the strongest of runs we’ve seen but a fair price for the goods on offer with Colin Whitelock topping the day’s trade with a big blue bull at £440 selling to Edwin Garbutt, Danby Wiske.
Next week is the spring calf show with a big show of calves wanted with show classes and prizes for all breeds.
Brit Blue x (Av £306) to £440 C&SB Whitelock
Flekvieh (Av £120) to £120 Flasby Estates
Black & White (Av £31.5) to £45 IR&DE Wellock
Ab Angus (Av £60) to £60 J Wellock
British Blue (Av £201.85) to £230 PJ&JE Bolland