42 Dairy Cattle & 30 Rearing Calves ......... Craven Dairy Auction (42 head) Including the Yorkshire Holstein Club Sale: to £3200 Buyers were drawn from far and wide to the Yorkshire Holstein Club sale with the furthest coming all the way from Sussex. A strong turnout of dairy for the Late April Show and Sale which included the Yorkshire Holstein Club Show and Sale with William Oldfield handing out the prizes in the judging ring. It was Edward Fort’s heifer from the Silmoor Herd that caught his eye, giving 27 litres and calved 21 days he eventually chose it as his champion.

The heifer by their homebred ‘Shottle’ Son ‘Silmoor Medallion’ went on to sell for £1800. The Reserve Champion from GB Moorhouse of Bell Busk faired well also with his entry ‘Aireburn Lineman Bowe’ who was calved three weeks and giving 29 litres sold to the Sowray Bros of Bishop Thornton. Other Noted prices were A&SL Throup with Dalesbrad Pan Ash Dawn 2 at £1850; Jennings Farmers with Abbeyhouse Imp Jen at £1800; A Lawson & Son at £1780 for Newbirks Heliotrope 369 at £1780.


Despite a healthy trade in the milkers it was the Bulls from Brian Moorhouse that stole the show with his 1st Prize bull selling to £2000 and his 2nd Prize Bull Aireburn Saturn selling to the sale top price of £3200 and heading to the Metcalfe family of Brearton.


It has been a while since John Beckwith of Gargrave has sold dairy stock in Skipton however it was a victorious return with both 1st and 2nd in class and joint top price with £1280 with John Roberts of Huddersfield and Duncan Holme of Beamsley also reaching £1280.   


A huge thank you to all vendors and purchasers for supporting today’s sale.


Judge – William Oldfield

Prize Awards:       Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers          1st EJ Fort 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd A Lawson & Son   

                    Newly Calven Heifers:                         1st SM&MT Stapleton 2nd DR Robinson 3rd SM&MT Stapleton

                                Newly Calven Cows:                            1st H Downs & Son

                                In-Calf Heifers:                                     1st JJ Beckwith & Son 2nd JJ Beckwith 3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Champion – EJ Fort             Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers : av £1706 to £1950 GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers : av £1431 to £1780 DR Robinson


Newly Calven Cows av £1350 to £1350 H Downs & Son  


Incalf Heifers: av £1112.50 to £1280 JLP Roberts, £1280 GD&JC Holme; £1280 JJ Beckwith & Sons


Pedigree Dairy Bulls av £2100 to £3200 GB Moorhouse


Rearing Calves to £380

B&W av £109.80 Cont av £303 Native av £215

A few less about today but a flying trade for the goods on offer especially the black and whites which saw an average of £109.69. British Blue saw some handy top prices with Malcolm Fewster topping the bulls at £380 and Fred Houseman £360 in the heifers with some plainer sort bringing the average back. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £340) to £340 D CLarke                         

Brit Blue x (Av £300) to £380 M Fewster                                                      

Aberdeen Angus (Av £200) to £200 M Fewster

Danish Red (Av £180 to £180 K&M Berry                     

Black & White (Av £109.80) to £165 J Gooch                               


Heifer Calves                                                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £230) to £230 Church Farm Enterprises

British Blue (Av £303.33) to £360 Church Farm Enterprises