Rearing Calves to £440
B&W av £42 Cont av £302.49 Native av £226.5
A smaller show of calves forward this morning but a very handy trade for the calves forward. Topping the billing was the first calf in the market from Joss Lancaster of Horton in Craven with a strong British Blue bull rumbling its way up to £440. The natives found some strong bidding too, ending up at an average of £251.67 for AA bulls.
Despite demand for continental heifers being somewhat subdued of late, however no fewer than 6 heifer buyers batted the best heifers above £300 and topped at £330 for another Joss Lancaster entry.
Limousin x (Av £323.33) to £365 G Pickersgill & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £269.09) to £330 J&SA Lancaster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £251.67) to £260 JP&KE Hartley
Black & White (Av £42) to £42 RM&J Throup
Ab Angus (Av £150) to £150 JP&KE Hartley
British Blue (Av £269.09) to £330 J&SA Lancaster
Lim (Av £285) to £285 C&SB Whitelock
Craven Dairy Auction (7 head)
A small show of dairy forward this morning however a decent trade was set by a healthy contingent of buyers. In the pre – Sale show Rob Marshall of Dacre chose the 2nd Calved cow from Robert Crisp of Calton as his Champion with Mr Crisps heifer also landing the Reserve Rosette. The prize winners lead the prices also with the Champion selling for £1800 and the reserve to £1880 both heading to Queensbury with Richard Sutcliffe.
Judge – Rob Marshall
Prize Awards: Champion & Reserve – ASE Crisp & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1425): to £1880 ASE Crisp & Son
Newly Calven Cows (av £1550): to £1800 ASE Crisp & Son