Rearing Calves to £450 (54)
B&W av £80.83 Cont av £328.5 Native av £199.5
A strange trade for calves today with younger calves outstripping the older ones. Fred Houseman topped proceedings at £450 for one of his British Blue calves and all Blue Bulls averaging £384. Black and Whites were dearer today with certainly some better goods on sale and a stronger average at £80.83.
A strong number of natives forward at handy money with John and Rob Marshall of Dacre topping proceedings with a Aberdeen Angus Bull at £285 and a mention for Chris Watson with his 3 week old Limousin x MRI bull at £365, it was a little cracker.
Limousin x (Av £350) to £365 C Watson
Brit Blue x (Av £384.44) to £450 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £205.7) to £285 JC Marshall
Simmental to £370 HJ&K Blackwell
Black & White (Av £80.83) to £125 RL Wright & Son
Simmental x to £335 HJ&KL Blackwell
Ab Angus (Av £182.88) to £235 GD&JC Holme
British Blue (Av £299.83) to £340 Church Farm Enterprises
Limousin (av £243) to £280 D Clarke
Craven Dairy Auction (11 head)
A light show for the end of January show and sale with 11 heifers up for sale today with a mixture of goods on offer. Robin Jennings of Ripley took the top honours with his 33kg heifer selling for £1600 to Fred and Mike Longster of Pateley Bridge with Alan Throup matching this price with his smart 2nd Calver which sold to the Robinson family of Grewelthorpe.
Judge – David Berry
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st & 3rd GB Jennings 2nd D&A Fort
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A&SL Throup
Champion – GB Jennings Reserve – A&SL Throup
Newly Calven Heifers (10): av £1350 to £1600 GB Jennings
Newly Calven Cows (1): to £1600 A&SL Throup