78 Rearing Calves to £410 X2: B&W av £60.11 Cont av £325.48 Native av £195.48. Dairy Cattle: 1st Quality Heifers: av £1720 to £2020: 2nd Quality Newly Heifer: av £1320 to £1380.
Rearing Calves to £410 X2 (78)
B&W av £60.11 Cont av £325.48 Native av £195.48
A few calves around today with young continental calves a cracking trade right through the day. Chris Watson was on the end of a good trade for his Flekvieh x calves with 10 averaging £228 and topping at £260. Church Farm Enterprises took the top call at £410 x2 for two of his sweet British Blue bulls. Johnny Moon of Wigglesworth topped the heifers at £370 for cracker of a dark heifer.
Native calves were out in good numbers today with 11 young Hereford bull calves averaging £200 and topping at £220 from JC Marshall, Dacre. Aberdeen Angus average £208 and topped at £245 from JR&MJ Moon.
Limousin x (Av £210) to £240 C Watson
Brit Blue x (Av £340.38) to £410 x2 Church Farm Enterprises
Aberdeen Angus (Av £208.33) to £245 JR&MJ Moon
Flekvieh (Av £232.68) to £260 C Watson
Hereford X (Av £200) to £220 JC Marshall
Simmental to £340 CN&SA Harrison
Shorthorn (Av £61) to £90 Flasby Estates
Saler to £215 RL Wright & Son
Black & White (Av £60.11) to £170 N Parker
Simmental x to £210 N Parker
Flekvieh x (Av £220) to £255 C Watson
British Blue (Av £262) to £370 JR&MJ
Craven Dairy Auction (13 head)
All the cattle that were forward today were with a mixed bag of goods on offers. 1st rate heifers got away well with Tony and James Swires of Stainburn topping proceedings with their home bred heifer. The heifer a “Miresdale Finest” daughter was calved 10 days and giving 27 litres, which went on to sell for the sale high of £2020 to Mark Goodall of Tong
2nd rate heifers also got away well with some average goods bid fiercely for, with many reaching the early teens.
Next sale 27th March
Judge – Colin Whitelock
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Swires 2nd A Swires 3rd WR Stewart
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A Swires 2nd J Midgley
Champion – A Swires Reserve – A Swires
1st Quality Newly Calven Heifers: av £1720 to £2020 A Swires
2nd Quality Newly Calven Cows: av £1320 to £1380 WR Stewart
Newly Calven Cows to £1350 A Swires