Craven Dairy Auction (27 head)
All the signs this morning were for a dire trade with no one in the shippon until 5 minutes prior to the sale and miraculously turned into a better trade than the last two sales. Pre Sale show Champion from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton calved 21 days and giving 32kgs went on to top the sale at £1780 with Robin Jennings taking the Reserve Champion Rosette with a heifer bred by the Late John Whittaker of Laneshawbridge and giving 33kgs at 18 days calved and sold for £1700.
Incalf heifers were also a good trade with the 4 on offer averaging £1058 and selling to £1120 for a big strong heifer from David and Jill Pennock.
Judge – James Kayley
Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd GB Jennings 3rd Thimbleby Farms
Newly Calven Cows: 1st WR Ireland 2nd N Parker 3rd WR Ireland
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Olivers and Partners 2nd and 3rd E Pennock & Son
Champion – M Baul & Partners Reserve – GB Jennings
Newly Calven Heifers (18): av £1188 to £1780 M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £840 to £900 WR Ireland
Incalf Heifers (4): av £1058 to £1120 E Pennock & Son
Heifer Calves (3) av £180 to £180 C Watson
Rearing Calves to £435 (64)
B&W av £69 Cont av £318.42 Native av £223.4
Calves still finding an Insatiable trade once again with not the best show of calves forward but they were met with a blistering prices for what they were. Blues topped the day’s trade with John Blackwell, Gargrave topping with a Bull at £435 and one of Johnny Moons of Wigglesworth run of 8 at £415. More even show of Limousin’s saw the top price of £395 from Graham Hayton help the average up to £360 for bulls. British Blue heifers were well fought over by numerous bidders with 7 of 13 over £300 to top at £385 from JP&KE Hartley with some small calves tempering the average back to £282.
With 90% of the calves beef bred the few black and whites were hard fought over and sold to a strong average for what was on offer, more needed.
Interesting to note when comparing the average age of today’s calves was 47 days.
NB: Calf Show Next Week with the Best Calves up for Grabs. Show 10.30am and Sale 11am
Limousin x (Av £360) to £395 Hayton & Stocks
Brit Blue x (Av £350.88) to £435 HJ&K Blackwell
Simmental x to £365 CN&SA Harrison
MRI to £175 N&R Sutcliffe
Ab Angus (Av £236) to £275 JM Smith & Son
Hereford X to £235 J Wellock
Saler (Av £232) to £300 JT Thornber
Black & White (Av £69.17) to £100 ML&JE Kayley & Son
Limousin x to £250 JC Marshall
Brit Blue x (Av £282.31) to £385 JP&KE Hartley
Ab Angus (Av £210.83) to £255 JC Marshall
Blonde x (Av 252.50) to £280 N&R Sutcliffe
Simmental x to £255 CN&SA Harrison
Saler (Av £217.5) to £235 JT Thornber