Rearing Calves to £460
B&W av £85 Cont av £362 Native av £251.50
Small Show of calves forward following the calf show with a lot of farmers with one eye on their silage. However trade was strong not quite that of Show week but a couple of strong Simmental heifers topped the bidding today from John Blackwell, Gargrave 1mth and 28 days making £460 with Alf and Andrew Townsend just pipped with their bull at £455.
Black and Whites and Angus’ continue their strong trend with some planer calves than what has been previously seen still averaging £85 and £251.50 Respectively.
Simmental x to £200 S Nuttall
Hereford to £240 HJ&K Blackwell
Brit Blue (Av £365) to £455 AP Townsend
Ab Angus (Av £252) to £260 AP Townsend
Black & White (Av £75) to £105 EJ Fort
Limousin x (Av £200) S Nuttall
Simmental (Av £440) to £460 HJ&K Blackwell
Ab Angus (Av £250) to £270 GD&JC Holme & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)
A small show today with a number of cattle turning up unannounced making placing cattle a little trickier, despite this quality was good with some good heifers from Samantha Sugden and David and Suzy Lawson reaching a good trade but arguably others hard done by even by current standards. In the end Stephen Coates of Baildon Moor chose David Lawson’s pedigree heifer as his champion but was beaten to the top price by the reserve champion from Samantha Sugden a Grinkle bred heifer giving 30kgs and heading to Southfield at £2000. David Lawson s Champion a strong heifer in her own right was hard fought over also and was eventually bought by Show judge Stephen Coates.
Judge – Stephen Coates
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd SJ Sugden 3rd JD Taylor
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A&G Midgley 2nd A Lawson & Son
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – SJ Sugden
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £1575 to £2000 SJ Sugden
Newly Calven Heifers (3): av £1116 to £1160 MT Stapleton
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1090 to £1100 A Lawson & Son
Maiden Heifers (2): av £710 to £760 R&E Pollard