52 Rearing Calves & 41 Dairy Cattle... Rearing Calves to £450 B&W av £93.32 Cont av £333 Native av £207.25 A strong show of calves from a wide spread of vendors this morning with Black and White calves the trade of the day with many a sweet black and white reaching three figures with just an odd lean calf dragging the average under the magical £100. Church Farm took top call in the heifers today but Jonny Moon of Wigglesworth hit the days highest price of £450 for a British Blue Bull.

Angus and Hereford calves were a dream to sell with Alf and Andrew Townsend reaching £220 twice with some sweet calves and the Gawtorpe family of Bradford reaching £240 with a nice Hereford Bull.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £306) to £310 RD Metcalfe                   

Brit Blue x (Av £321) to £450 JR&MJ Moon                  

Ab Ang to £220x2 AP Townend                                                      

Hereford (Av £240) to £240 A Gawthorpe                                   

Black & White (Av £93) to £155 AL Dean & Son                          


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £291) to £325 AL Dean & Son                              

Brit Blue x (Av £415) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £195) to £210 GB Moorhouse                                                



Craven Dairy Auction (41 head)

 A up and down trade for the dairy ring today with early animals struggling to work into a good price, however with some strong heifers coming through the middle of the sale trade improved and the reserve champion heifer from Peter Baul of Watergate farm going to £2080 and his other heifer making £1820.


David Lawson took top honours on the day but could only manage £2020 with his champion heifer. David Leeming of Burnt Yates who had his first part dispersal was well supported with his consignment of 20 with commercial cattle receiving a stronger trade than last fortnight av £1438 and £1307 for commercial heifers and Cows respectively.


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd M Baul & Partners         3rd Church Farm Enterprises

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

In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd E Pennock & Son

Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve –  M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (13): av £1438 to £1900 DL Leeming Ltd


Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1307 to £1550 DL Leeming Ltd


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1627 to £2080 M Baul & Partners


Incalf Heifers (2): av £1210 to £1260 E Pennock & Son