Rearing Calves to £570 (92) B&W av £85.17 Cont av £358.66 Native av £240 A cracking trade for the Christmas Show and Sale of calves with Continental bulls a superb trade. John Rushton of Elslack was the man with the goods today with his cracking British Blue bull taking top honours in the pre-sale show with Paul Drinkall of Gargrave doing the officiating. The Champion, 43 days old sold for a majestic £570 the top call of the day with Reserve Champion from the Sowray Bros selling for £490. John & James Dugdale of Settle had a tremendous bull at £530 and another at £430 with two further calves from Sowray Bros at £470 and £450. The British Blue bulls averaged £409.28. Best B&W’s were well fought over with 10 over £100 and topping at £190 for a belter from Richard Spence of Sutton in Craven.

A cracking trade throughout the sale with the large majority selling away very well, there is a sale next week and then there is a break until the 8th of January for the New Years Calf Show.



Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £310) to £450 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £409.28) to £570 JT Rushton; £530 H&M Dugdale; £510 MP Jennings; £490 A Sowray & Son; £480 MP Jennings Aberdeen Angus (Av £284) to £320 Hayton & Stocks

Norwegian Red (Av £112.50) to £125 J Gooch

Hereford X (Av £200) to £200 JC Marshall

Simmental (Av £250) to £250 CN&SA Harrison

Black & White (Av £85.17) to £190 RM Spence        


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £335) to £335 CN&SA Harrison                                                        

Ab Angus (Av £152) to £220 JC Marshall                                                       

British Blue (Av £332.69) to £440 A Sowray & Son

Lim (Av £211.67) to £270 C Watson