MARKET REPORT - MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2015 DAIRY

51 Rearing Calves & 24 Dairy Cattle - Rearing Calves to £440 B&W av £115 Cont av £343 Native av £170 Calves were a strong trade today with black and whites a serious price with an average of £115 with some cracking sorts from the likes of John Blackwell and Ralph Guy making strong money at £130 and £120 but Graham Hayton topped with a 9 wk Friesian at £240. British Blues could march easily into the £400’s and topping £440 for Church Farm Enterprises with bulls averaging £360. Limousin’s would be the straightest price on the day with 5 averaging in the late £280’s with calves only 4-5 weeks old.

Worth noting the age of these calves when comparing types.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £250) to £250 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £360) to £440 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Simmental x (Av £302) to £360 DL Leeming                                                

Black & White (Av £115) to £240 G Hayton & EC Stocks                            

                                                                               

Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £282) to £290 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £308) to £390 A Sowray & Son                             

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £170 DA Fort                                                             

 

 

 

Craven Dairy Auction (24 head)

  

Judge – Richard Crabtree

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd H Bradley & Son             3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st H Downs & Son

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – H Bradley & Son

 

1st Class Newly Calven Heifers (10):  av £1561 to £1740 ASE Crisp

2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers (7):  av £1330 to £1480

 

Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1420 to £1600 H Downs & Son  

 

Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £1672 to £1820 H Bradley & Son