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. 


Bull Calves

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                        


Heifer Calves                                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £60) to £60 J Wellock                                                               

British Blue (Av £201.85) to £230 PJ&JE Bolland