MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 18TH AUGUST 2014 DAIRY

94 Rearing Calves to £700 B&W av £71.98 Cont av £389.8 Native av £188.7 Skipton Calf show was once again a huge success with a large ringside of buyers making a fantastic trade in all sectors with a trade not seen since the spring. Once again the Sowray Family of Bishop Thornton struck gold with a fantastic Blue Bull at 41 Days old making a record breaking £700, Yes that’s right and heading its way to the east coast. Other noted vendors were the Houseman’s of Burton Leonard and Colin Whitelock of Gargrave both making big prices with some fantastic continental calves.



Black and Whites were also good to sell with a number of buyers on the hunt for strong calves making for the second week in a row an average over £70 and to a high of £140 for a ¾ Friesian from JP&KE Hartley of Bolton Abbey.

 

Fantastic Show of Calves and a pleasure to sell.  

 

Calf Show – Judged By Paul Drinkall

 

Class 1 – Brit Blue Bull

1st A Sowray & Son £700

2nd JP&KE Hartley £570

3rd Church Farm Ent £440

Class 2 – Brit Blue Heifer

1st C&SB Whitelock £380

2nd Church Farm Ent £375

3rd A Sowray & Son £360

Class 3 – Lim Bull

1st A&SL Throup £290

Class 5 – Other Cont Bull

1st A&SL Throup £295

Class 6 – Other Cont Heifer

1st JR CJ & D Drake £205

2nd C Smith £180

Class 7 – Native Bull Calf

1st C Smith £180

Class 9 – B&W Bull

1st JP&KE Hartley £140

2nd A&SL Throup £120

3rd JR CJ & D Drake £125

Class 10 – Cont Male Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £530

2nd Church Farm Ent £470

3rd Church Farm Ent £480

Class 11 – Cont Hfr Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £400

Class 12 – Native Stirk

1st Church Farm Ent £275

2nd Church Farm Ent £230

 

Champion – A Sowray & Son £700

Reserve – JP&KE Hartley £570

 

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £290) to £290 A&SL Throup

Brit Blue x (Av £428) to £700 A Sowray & Son

Simmental (Av £252) to £295 A&SL Throup

Ab Angus (Av £190) to £275 Church Farm Ent

MRI (Av £79) to £90 L&A Watson                   

Black & White (Av £69) to £140 JP&KE Hartley

                                                                               

Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £330) to £330 RL Wright

Blonde x (Av £250) to £250 E&E Metcalfe                    

Brit Blue x (Av £334) to £400 Church Farm Ent                           

Ab Angus (Av £203) to £230 Church Farm Ent

Shorthorn (Av £205) to £205 JR CJ & D Drake