Craven Dairy Auction (31 head) A small show of milkers today but a boat load of buyers for them. Milkers found some fierce bidding with Peter Baul’s week calved heifer topping proceedings at £1720 giving 25 litres. Incalf cattle were good to sell with D&P Brown of Ramsgill seeing their heifer top the section at £1250 with Duncan Holme next at £1180. Incalf cows from the Brown family of Earby found their 6th Calver incalf cows harder to place topping at £720.

A run of Organic Brown Swiss X Holstein Heifers saw a full clearance despite the heifers not being quite big enough for their age they topped at £690.  


Judge – Wick WIlliams

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Son                   2nd GB Jennings                     3rd D&P Brown

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock                          2nd D&A Fort

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st D&P Brown                      2nd D Reay

Champion – M Baul & Son                 Reserve – J Wellock


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1620): to £1720 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (av £1520): to £1520 J Wellock & £1520 J Wellock


Incalf Heifers (av £1066): to £1250 D&P Brown


Incalf Cows (av £640) to £720 WA Brown


Maiden Heifers (av £550) to £690 GP&R Simpson



Rearing Calves to £410 (45)

B&W av £61.53 Cont av £322.45 Native av £160

Quieter show of calves following show week with a serious mix in the quality of calves through the ring. Fred Houseman and Martyn Jennings saw the peak of the trade seeing their bulls at £410 and £400 respectively. Black and whites a touch dearer on the weak with best calves all around the £100 mark up to £115 for a strong calf from John Marshall, Dacre.


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £335.94) to £410 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Blonde x to £350 N&R Sutcliffe

Saler to £155 Townhead Farm Products                       

Black & White (Av £61.53) to £115 JC Marshall                           


Heifer Calves

Limousin (Av £215.4) to £240 RM Spence                    

Brit Blue x (Av £293.75) to £320 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Ab Angus to £160 GB Moorhouse                                           
Saler to £180 RL Wright & Son