Rearing Calves to £470 (50)
B&W av £107.46 Cont av £390.9 Native av £288.75
A handy show of calves this morning with 50 good calves forward. Black and Whites were still good to sell with Angus Dean of Threshfield presenting high quality run, however it was Michael Heron who topped with a pure Friesian at £220.
Continentals were also a good trade with David Smith of Sutton in Craven topping with a strong Blue Bull selling for £470. Other noted vendors were Richard Spence, John Rushton , Fred Houseman and Calvert’s of West Marton making the average £409.55.
Blue heifers were also a good trade with Fred Houseman topping with Dean’s and Calverts taking the heifer average to £350.
Natives had the trade of the day with seasonal buyer coming back into gear with Angus bulls averaging £330 and Angus Heifers £275. More wanted with the trade this strong especially considering their ages.
Strong numbers expected to continue through the next 8-10 weeks so keep those good calves coming.
Brit Blue x (Av £409.55)
£470 C Smith; £465 Church Farm Enterprises; £450 F Spence; £450 JT Rushton;
Aberdeen Angus (Av £330)
£340, £320 Church Farm Enterprises
Black & White (Av £107.46)
£220 DL DM & J Heron; £190 F Spence; £170 DL DM & J Heron; £130 RL Wright & Sons
Brit Blue x (Av £350)
£395 Church Farm Enteprises; £355 AL Dean & Sons; £350x2 D Calvert & Son; £300 AL Dean
Aberdeen Angus (Av £275)
£370, £340 Church Farm Enterprises; £270, £230 DL DM & J Heron; £220 JT Rushton
Saler to £260 RL Wright & Sons
Craven Dairy Auction (29 head)
Judge – Frank Wrathall
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st GB Jennings; 2nd RG Johnson; 3rd J Wellock
Newly Calven Cows: 1st ASE Crisp
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Olivers & Partners; 2nd I Olivers & Partners
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – RG Johnson
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1530 to £1880 RG Johnson & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1315.96 to £1520 RW&M Walker
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1510 to £1700 H Downs & Son
Newly Calven Jersey Heifer (1) £850 GB Moorhouse
Newly Calven Shorthorn Heifer (1) £1520 H Downs & Son
Incalf Heifers (2): av £1400 to £1420 I Olivers & Partners
Maiden Heifers to £601.75 to £630 R&E Pollard