A fantastic day in the calf ring for the Christmas Calf show with the judging carried out by Will Gore-Browne of SIlsden Moor. The Champion Rosette ended up in the hands of Marcus Chadwick of Chadwick and Leaver of Southfield, Nr Burnley. A fantastic Simmental bred calf at just 7 weeks of age sold for £440 to the Judge.

A good show of calves throughout the day made for some heady prices, in particular British Blue x heifers which topped at £470 for a cracker from Sowray Brothers with Church Farm Enterprises seeing their calves reach £440 three times, with a section average of £355.95.


Continental bulls weren’t far behind the heifers with Martyn Jennings of Cowling selling the top price bull for £460 with Sowray’s selling the 1st and 2nd Prize British Blue bulls at £455 & £440 with a section average of £346.48.


Natives were once again on good form with an average of £248 for bulls and £143 for Angus heifers topping £340 for a strong Angus bull from Hayton & Stocks, with Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey receiving £280 for their Hereford Heifer.


A much better display of black and whites saw an equally improved trade this week averaging £71.67 and topping at £115 for a bull calf from AJ&A Walmsley, Ripley.


NB: Christmas Dairy Sale Next Week


Rearing Calves to £470 (111)

Dairy av £79.62 Cont av £338.61 Native av £202.47

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £334)

£415 C&SB Whitelock; £400 G Pickersgill & Sons; £325 AP Townsend; £310 M&R Smith                  

Brit Blue x (Av £346.48)

£460 MP Jennings; £455, £440 A Sowray & Son; £420 RM Spence; £420 GT Booth;                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £248.57)

£340 Hayton & Stocks; £290 JT Rushton; £290 JP &KE Hartley; £270 ID&JC Briggs

Hereford X (Av £290)

£290 Flasby Estates;

Shorthorn (Av £133)

£310 Flasby Estates;

Pathanais (Av £400)

£400 A Sowray & Son

Simmental (Av £440)

£440 A Sowray & Son

Longhorn (av £100)

£100 AP Townsend                            

Black & White (Av £71.67)

£115 AJ&A Walmsley & Sons; £110 JS&J Walmsley; £110 JC Marshall; £100 RM&LJ Throup;                           


Heifer Calves       

Hereford x (Av £280)

£280 JP&KE Hartley                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £143)

£170 A Sowray & Son; £160 ID&JC Briggs; £140 x2 AJ Lee; £140 Flasby Estates; £135 CJ&DD Drake;                                            

British Blue (Av £355.95)

£470 A Sowray & Son; £440x3 Church Farm Enterprises; £400 PJ&JE Bolland; £395 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £260)

£430 C&SB Whitelock; £370 Hayton Stocks; £350 M&R Smith; £340 Hayton & Stocks; £300 M&R Smith



BB Bull

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd JF Longster & Son

3rd RM Spence

BB Heifer

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd A Sowray & Son

3rd A Sowray & Son

Lim Bull

1st C&SB Whitelock

2nd C&SB Whitelock

3rd G Pickersgill & Sons

Lim Heifer

1st Wood Bros

2nd Wood Bros

Other Cont Bull

1st Chadwick & Leaver

2nd A Sowray & Son

Native Bull

1st J Rushton

2nd Flasbty Estates

3rd ID&JC Briggs

Native Heifer

1st ID&JC Briggs

2nd Flasby Estates

3rd A Sowray & Son

B&W Bull

1st AL Dean

2nd RD Guy


Champion; Chadwick and Leaver

Reserve Champion; C&SB Whitelock