Rearing Calves to £570 (68) B&W av £116.89 Cont av £456 Native av £280 Good show of calves for a non dairy day with 68 on offer. A few extra faces in the calf ring today with a strong trade throughout. Quality calves were on fire again with good continentals topping out at £570 and black and whites £260. Some top notch British Blues from Church Farm Enterprises, Richard Sutcliffe and Colin Whitelock taking the entry of 14 to an average of £481. Blue Heifers were a similar statement with Richard Shuttleworth helping the cause with an average of £400.83 for 6.

Angus’s and natives were in demand though in short supply with a strong bull from Richard Shuttleworth making £330 and George Fleetwood £260 with an Angus heifer.


Black and Whites sold well, today’s average of £116.89 for 38 calves shows the strength of the trade with a lot of Holstein bred calves nicely over £100. B&W’s topped at £260 for a Pure Friesian Bull from Richard Spence, Sutton.  


Today’s continental calves averaged 38 days of age and Black and Whites averaged 27 days.

NB: Next week is the Early Month Dairy Sale & the 17th of August is the Late Summer Calf Show

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £450) to £450            J Gooch                 

Brit Blue x (Av £481) to £570            Church Farm Enterprises                  

Aberdeen Angus to £330                    SR Shuttleworth                                                 

Charollais (Av £535) to £535             FA Holmes                                            

Shorthorn (Av £147) to £160             G&PS Fleetwood

Black & White (Av £116.89)to £260 F Spence                              


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £400) to £400           J Gooch                 

Brit Blue x (Av £400.83)to £465       Church Farm Enterprises                  

Simmental (Av £425) to £425            SR Shuttleworth
Ab Angus (Av £255) to £260             G&PS Fleetwood