Rearing Calves to £660 (91) B&W av £81.42 Cont av £369.43 Native av £221.65 A superb show of calves met by a strong trade with a number of high prices right through the sale. The Christmas presale show was kindly judged by ringside regular Paul Drinkall and found a fine British Blue bull calf from Shaun and Peter Sowray to be champion and went on to be the day’s top price at £660 with another noted price of £600 for the first calf in the ring. With strong prices made by other regular vendors helping British Blue bulls to an average of £434.17 and Continental average of £369.43.

Natives were also good to sell today with heifers chased particularly hard by farmer buyers with bulls not far behind and averaging a respectable £221.65 right through for Angus, Hereford and Shorthorns.


The best black and whites were good to sell with PA Whittaker of Stortiths selling his Friesian bull to £230 and most middle of the road sorts nicely into £70-£80 with shelly goods around £40- £50. 


Champion: A Sowray & Son

Reserve: Church Farm Enterprises


Principle Prices: £660, £600, £560, £440 A Sowray & Son; £520, £510, £500, £480, £460, £430, £430, £395, £355 Church Farm Enterprises: £380, £370, £350 MP Jennings.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £282) to £330 RD Metcalfe & Son, Brearton                     

Brit Blue x (Av £434) to £660 A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton                             

Shorthorn x (Av £175) to £180 A Lawson & Son, Arthington                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £219) to £250 JP&KE Hartley, Bolton Abbey

Hereford X (Av £175) to £200 K&M Berry & Son, Thornton In Craven                                   

Black & White (Av £81.42) to £230 P&A Whittaker, Bolton Abbey                         


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £285) to £300 JC Marshall & Son, West End                      

Brit Blue x (Av £325.3) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises, Burton Leonard                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £268.33) to £300 JP&KE Hartley, Bolton Abbey                                                    

Hereford x to £256.67 to £295 K&M Berry & Son, Thornton in Craven


British Blue Bulls

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd Church Farm Enterprises

3rd Church Farm Enterprises

British Blue Heifers

1st A Sowray & Son

2nd JP&KE Hartley

3rd A Sowray & Son

Limousin Bull

1st RD Metcalfe


Native Bulls

1st JP&KE Hartley

2nd JC Marshall

3rd JC Marshall


Native Heifer

1st PA Whittaker

2nd K&M Berry & Son

3rd JC Marshall


Black and White

1st PA Whittaker

2nd JR Dinsdale