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.


Bull Calves

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                               


Heifer Calves                       

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