Craven Dairy Auction (50 head) A strong show of dairy beast with two dispersals present accounting for 1/3 of the show today. Judging carried out by Colin Whitelock chose the champion beast from a fine show of cattle eventually picking a sweet heifer from Robin Jennings, South Stainley. A strong supporter of Skipton Dairy Sales Robin produced a fantastic pedigree heifer which was giving 31 litres, 11 days calved and sired by the well known REW Seaver sold for £1900 to the Gratton Family of Brimham Lodge. Other noted prices were a strong run of quality goods from David Leeming which topped at £1800 for a storming 3rd Calver giving 50 litres to Tom Green of Wigan.

The thing to be selling today was the Incalf cattle despite only three they were a phenomenal  trade averaging £1443 and topping at £1470 for a August calving heifer from RA&HE Simpson, Easingwold.

The next sale is in three weeks with strong entries already coming forward lets ensure everyone selling is in the catalogue to attract buyers.  


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings                     2nd M Baul & Partners         3rd DR Robinson

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st & 2nd DL Leeming            3rd J Wellock

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st RA&HE Simpson              2nd & 3rd S Oliver & Partners

                                Champion – GB Jennings                    Reserve – M Baul & Partners

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1454.29 to £1900 GB Jennings


Newly Calven Heifers (8): av £1405.00 to £1620 GB Jennings


Brown Swiss Heifers (8): av £1218 to £1520 DL Leeming Ltd


Newly Calven Cows (14): av £1396.25 to £1800 DL Leeming Ltd


Pedigree Dairy Cows (2): av £1225 to £1490 A Lawson & Son


Stale Dispersal Cows (8): av £764 to £1120 DA Milner & Son  


Incalf Heifers (3): av £1443 to £1470 RA&HE Simpson



Rearing Calves to £530

B&W av £103.04 Cont av £428 Native av £318

A similar show of 67 calves forward this morning, trade remained extremely buoyant with 48 black and white calves averaging £103.04 and were all genuine calves averaging 33 days of age. No record breakers today on the continentals today however there is a mighty average of £428 for continentals with Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury receiving the top price for an exceptional British Blue heifer selling to £530 he also took the top price bull at £485.


Aberdeen Angus calf buyers were on a mission today with a brilliant run from Hartley’s at Bolton Abbey topping at £375 for a bull and £350 for a heifer all around 42 days old.


Bull Calves

Simmental x (Av £362.50) to £430 CN&SA Harrison                  

Brit Blue x (Av £427.50) to £485 P&RM Sutcliffe                        

Aberdeen Angus x (Av £313) to £375 JP&KE Hartley                                                                                                 

Black & White (Av £103.04) to £175 GT Booth                            


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £190 D&J Herd                          

Brit Blue x (Av £452) to £530 P&RM Sutcliffe                              

Aberdeen Angus x (Av £310) to £350 JP&KE Hartley                                                 

Hereford to £340 HJ&K Blackwell