30 Rearing Calves: B&W av £74.09 Cont av £335 Native av £192.50 28 Dairy Cattle: Ped N/C Hfrs (av £1641): to £1820; N/C Hfrs (av £1617.33): to £1900; N/C Cows (av £1515): to £1680

Rearing Calves to £400

B&W av £74.09 Cont av £335 Native av £192.50

A small show of calves forward this morning but a flying trade for the goods on offer. John Marshall of Monk Ing topped 5 of the breeds with his British Blue bull reaching the highest price of the day at £400. He also topped the heifers with a sweet month old heifer at £390 and another at £350.


Black and whites were a similar trade to last week with Jim Caygill seeing the best of the bidding seeing his old calf reach £160 and Wellock’s of Seat House at £110 and £100 for a strong calf from RL Wright & Son.


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £400 JC Marshall                                                     

Hereford X (Av £195) to £200 JC Marshall

Saler to £140 RL Wright & Son                        

Black & White (Av £74.09) to £160 J Caygill & Partners                             


Heifer Calves       

Hereford X (Av £175) to £175 JC Marshall    

Saler (Av £185) to £185 RL Wright & Son

British Blue (Av £337.5) to £390 JC Marshall

Lim (Av £205.60) to £250 JC Marshall



Craven Dairy Auction (28 head)

 Finally a good number of milkers forward in the shippon and a strong trade to match. Despite a text from a processor of another price reduction this morning, by noon fresh heifers and cows were being fiercely bid for with the ringside showing no sign of a reduction in farm gate price.


The Pre – Sale show was won by Brian & Judith Moorhouse of Bell Busk with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton in reserve (£1800 and £1750 respectively). However Tony Swires of Stainburn, first man in the ring took the top price seeing his 30 Litre, 18 day calved heifer reach £1900 selling to Mark Goodall of Tong, who also took the second heifer from Mr Swires at £1880 and giving 27kg.


Edward and Georgie Fort of the Silmoor Pedigree Herd saw their heifer sell for £1820. A 28kg calved a fortnight was by their homebred Shottle son ‘Silmoor Medallion’ and was bought by the Sowray Brothers of Bishop Thornton.  


Keith Downs of Milnerfield, Bingley saw his consignment of 10 Heifers and Cows range from £1300 up to £1780.  


NB: Next Sale is a normal fortnightly sale with the following sale being the Yorkshire Holstein Club Sale.


Judge – Brian Blezard

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Moorhouse; 2nd M Baul & Partners; 3rd A Swires

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st EJ Fort; 2nd GB Moorhouse

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st GD&JC Holme

                                Champion – GB Moorhouse              Reserve – M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1617.33): to £1900 A Swires & Son


Newly Calven Cows (av £1515): to £1680 WR Ireland & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £1641): to £1820 EJ Fort


Incalf Heifers: to £900 GD&JC Holme