Craven Dairy Auction (61 head) A sticky day in the dairy ring with a big entry for the For Farmers show and sale with trade continuing to be very volatile throughout. Well put together animals were a pleasure to sell with some strong cows from Calvert Bros and the Champion heifer from David Lawson enjoying the highest of trades at £1800 - £1900. Good honest dairy heifers were harder to sell with a large portion of heifers £1350 to £1650.

Incalf and maiden cattle seemed well supported with not quite best grown heifers for their age from John Roberts and David and Jill Pennock reaching a strong trade up to £830. Incalf heifers were topped Jeff Throup of Silsden Moor with a big black heifer.


Pedigree bulls were in demand at the end of the sale with three strong bulls selling easily and lots of interest in others outside the ring. Robert Butterfield from  the Ingleview Herd topped proceedings with his entry reaching 1750gns to Mark Goodall of Tong and a big 2yr old bull from Alan Throup of the Dalesbrad herd reached 1450gns to Alf and Andrew Townsend.    


Judge –

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son; 2nd Calvert Bros; 3rd H Bradley & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st & 2nd Calvert Bros; 3rd Jennings Farmers

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st JA Throup 2nd & 3rd J Roberts

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – Calvert Bros


Newly Calven Heifers (23): av £1421 to £1900 A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1354 to £1900 Calvert Bros


Maiden Heifer (19): av £581 to £830 E Pennock & Son  


Incalf Heifers (4): av £1170 to £1300 JA Throup


Pedigree Bulls (6): av 1420gns to 1750gns


Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £92.42 Cont av £358.3 Native av £239


Bull Calves

Limousin x to £400 F Spence                           

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £410 HJ&K Blackwell                              

Aberdeen Angus x (Av £265) to £350 JP&KE Hartley                                                 

Swedish Red (Av £101) to £122 M Fewster                                 

Black & White (Av £92.42) to £190x2 F Spence                           


Heifer Calves                                                       

Brit Blue x (Av £370) to £370 JR&MJ Moon                  

Ab Angus (Av £198.33) to £210 JP&KE Hartley                                                            

Shorthorn to £170 FA Holmes & Son