Rearing Calves to £480 (75) B&W av £120.36 Cont av £356.85 Native av £247.38 Church Farm Enterprises took the top honours at Skipton Auction for the Summer Calf Show with his British Blue Bull reaching £480. Michael Heron of Bramhope took the reserve champion place with a superb Aberdeen Angus heifer which went on to sell for £330. Black and whites saw a stiff trade right through the sale with Paul Bolland of Airton taking the highest price at £230 with John Wright of Kirk Syke not far behind at £215 such a trade saw the black whites on offer reach £120.36 average, with 10 over £100.

In the native section it wasn’t just Michael Heron having a strong trade with Hartley’s Bolton Abbey  reaching £325 with a Bull Calf and Marshalls at £305, with plenty of heifers in the mid £200’s from Hartley’s and Chris Harrison of Elslack.


Continentals were hard fought over with the average for all at £356.8 and with 15 over £400. Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises had the pick of the calves with his 9 continentals averaging £428. John Calvert of West Marton brought 5 well reared calves to reach either side of £400 and topping at £415 twice for his month old consignments.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £320) to £370 JC Marshall & Son                         

Brit Blue x (Av £375.35) to £480 Church Farm Enteprises                                                                                                        

Ab Angus (Av £292.14) to £325 JP&KE Hartley                            

Black & White (Av £120.36) to £230 PJ Bolland                           


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £300) to £300 S&PE Bowker & Sons                   

Hereford x to £290 RM Spence

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £219.55) to £330 DL DM & J Heron                                                      

Saler (Av £203.5) to £265 RL Wright & Sons                                                



British Blue Bull

1st Church Farm Enterprises

2nd Church Farm Enterprises

3rd D Calvert & Son

British Blue Heifer

1st C&SB Whitelock


Limousin Bull Calf

1st C&SB Whitelock

2nd JC Marshall

3rd JW Stockdale & Son

Native Bull Calf

1st JC Marshall

2nd JP&KE Hartley

3rd CN&SA Harrison

Native Heifer Calf

1st DL DM & J Heron

2nd JC Marshall

3rd CN & SA Harrison



Champion: Church Farm Enterprises

Reserve Champion: DL DM & J Heron