Rearing Calves to £465 (108) B&W av £57 Cont av £329 Native av £142.3 The July calf show saw a fantastic amount of high quality through the door this morning with a very solid trade received throughout the sale. The pre-sale show was kindly judged by Richard Umpleby of Killinghall and went about his quickly and thoroughly. His Champion and Reserve were both tremendous British Blue calves from Shaun Sowray of Bishop Thornton. Both calves sired by the dependable AI sire Kracker saw the bull calf just pip the heifer to the top spot, however at sale time nothing could split them with both calves selling for £440.

The a strong trade throughout the sale meant for many pleased faces leaving the ring, on the whole calves would be slightly younger than previous show weeks, despite this those really sweet shapey calves could still break the £400 barrier. Best continental heifers could more than keep up with their male counterparts with the highest price calf of the day again from Sowray’s, sired by AI Sire Jack she went on to sell for £465 and its mate £440.


Native calves wouldn’t see any records broken for best calves however young calves were a pleasure to sell with both bulls and heifers 3 – 4 weeks of age regularly £140 -£150. A mixed show of Dairy Bull calves saw a straight trade. By far the best was a fleshy calf from Ralph Guy or Earby who saw his calf reach £165.


Principle Prices

£465, £440 x2, £435 A Sowray & Son; £425 C&SB Whitelock; £420 MD&HE Wallbank; £420 JP&KE Hartley; £400, £390 x2 Church Farm Enterprises; £390, £375 C Smith; £370 x2 Church Farm Enterprises; £370 JF Longster & Son;


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £288.33) to £425 C&SB Whitelock                      

Brit Blue x (Av £345) to £440 A Sowray & Son                                                            

Aberdeen Angus (Av £156.83) to £170 JM Smith & Son

Hereford X (Av £172.5) to £215 KJ Slater Ltd

Shorthorn (Av £122.5) to £175 IRG Collins & Son

Charollais (Av £378.33) to £390 C Smith                       

Black & White (Av £57) to £165 RD Guy                       


Heifer Calves       

Hereford x (Av £119.5) to £130 KJ Slater Ltd                                                               

Ab Angus (Av £127.25) to £150 X2 J Wellock                                                               

Shorthorn (Av £125) to £135 Flasby Estates

British Blue (Av £322.31) to £465 A Sowray & Son

Lim (Av £175) to £300 C&SB Whitelock


Show Results

BB Bull

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd JP&KE Hartley & Son

3rd Church Farm Enteprises

BB Heifer

1st A Sowary & Son

2nd JP&KE Hartley

3rd A Sowray & Son

Lim Bull

1st C&SB Whitelock


Lim Hfr

1st C&SB Whitelock


Other Continental Bull

1st C Smith & Son

2nd C Smith & Son

3rd C Smith & Son


Other Continental Hfr

1st C Smith & Son

2nd C Smith & Son

3rd GD&A Midgley


Native Heifer

1st JR Wellock

2nd JR Wellock

3rd ID&JC Briggs


Dairy Bull

1st RD Guy

2nd IRG Collins


Champion ; A Sowray & Son

Reserve Champion; A Sowray & Son


Judge Richard Umpleby