Rearing Calves to £350 (51) B&W av £70.43 Cont av £273.4 Native av £211.4 51 Calves through the door today with not the greatest show of calves on offer today. A few handy prices for the better end of the continental bulls and heifers with Richard Spence of Sutton topping with his bull at £350 and his Limousin topping the heifers at £340 with Sowray’s not far behind at £330.

For the ages of the calves on offer the trade was strong with a large number of the stronger calves being held back for show week next week.


Buyers, be aware that there are 35-40 top quality British Blue Bulls and Heifers already consigned from Numerous vendors so don’t miss out.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £245) to £245 C Watson                       

Brit Blue x (Av £287) to £350 RM Spence                                                     

Ab Angus (Av £220) to £230 JC Marshall

Simmental (Av £240) to £240 CN&SA Harrison                           

Black & White (Av £70.43) to £100 M&R Smith                          


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x to £270 CN&SA Harrison                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £150) to £150 JC Marshall                                                       

Saler to £178 RL Wright & Sons

Limousin (Av £252.86) to £340 RM Spence                                                  


Craven Dairy Auction (15 head)

 A small show of milking cattle forward for the February sale but a flying trade with a strong ringside of buyers bidding fiercely for the 10 milkers on offer with Robert Crisp of Calton taking the top honours and top price with his home bred heifer giving 25 litres selling for £2000 to the judges Shaun and Peter Sowray from Bishop Thornton. The second highest price followed straight after the Champion, a week calved 2nd Calver selling for £1900 to the Clarke Family from Hampsthwaite.


The Incalf cattle on offer today sold very well with 2 from J Roberts Huddersfield selling for £1420 and £1400 for a pair of cracking heifers.


Dairy Sales are now every fortnight until the GYS.


Judge – Shaun Sowray

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st ASE Crisp                          2nd RW&M Walker

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st & 3rd ASE Crisp                2nd DA Fort

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd J Roberts                 3rd J&R Morley

Champion – ASE Crisp                         Reserve – RW&M Walker


Newly Calven Heifers (1616): to £2000 ASE Crisp & Sons


Newly Calven Cows (1562): to £1900 ASE Crisp & Sons


Incalf Heifers (1410): to £1420 J Roberts