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.

Bull Calves

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                 


Heifer Calves                       

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