44 Rearing Calves to £435: B&W av £67.50 Cont av £368.4 Native av £195. 24 Dairy Cattle. Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1596): to £2000 Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1407): to £1520 Newly Calven Cows (Av £1502): to £1760

Rearing Calves to £435 (44)

B&W av £67.50 Cont av £368.4 Native av £195

A flying trade for continentals today with British Blue bulls from Moons of Wigglesworth watching their 10 British Blues receive a storming trade with all British Blue bulls averaging £411.7 and with the ringside of buyers today you could have sold a heap more. Black and Whites again a cracking trade with the top Friesian from John and Rob Marshall topping at £160 and plenty of strong B&W’s knocking on towards the £100 barrier a few bobby calves tempered the trade but still a healthy average at £67.50 for all goods.

Blue Heifers were a cracking trade also with a packet of men chasing the good calves with anything well reared quickly bid into the £350’s.


NB Calf Show Next Week With a Strong Show of Calves and Strong Buyer Attendance Aswell

Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £411.7) to £435 JR&MJ Moon                                                              

Ab Angus to £195 JC Marshall & Son

Saler to £230 RL Wright & Sons                      

Black & White (Av £67.50) to £160 JC Marshall & Son                               


Heifer Calves                       

British Blue x (Av £345.75) to £355 JR&MJ Moon                                                       

Limousin (Av £320) to £325 AP Townsend                                                   



Craven Dairy Auction (24 head)

 Andrew Jennings of Fountains took the top spot at the first sale of the New Year with Frank Wrathall choosing his Pedigree Heifer which was 11 days calved and giving 30 litres which went on to sell for the sale high of £2000.  In the cow class David Lawson led the way with his 2nd Calver giving 34 Litres went on to £1760 and heading to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.


Other noted prices were Peter Baul who had heifers at £1850, £1680 and £1650 and Edward Fort of Silsden Moor reaching £1620 with a 2nd Calver at £1620 to Wick Williams. 


Judge – Frank Wrathall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Jennings Farmers 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd M Baul & Partners

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son 2nd EJ Fort 3rd MD Parkinson

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st WR Ireland 2nd WR Ireland

                                Champion – Jennings Farmers          Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1596): to £2000 Jennings Farmers


Newly Calven Heifers (Av £1407): to £1520 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (Av £1502): to £1760 A Lawson & Son  


Incalf Heifers (av £1150): to £1180 WR Ireland & Son


Maiden Heifers (av £335) to £380x2 A&SL Throup