Dairy At the Annual Christmas Show and Sale of Dairy cattle the Supreme Championship was awarded to Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk showing Aireburn Saloon Sher a first calving daughter of the Semex sire Sandy Valley Saloon bred from the EX90 Aireburn Shamrock Sher, herself a cow bred from 8 generations of VG or EXC, having given close on 31000 litres in 3 lactations. Sold 14 days calved and giving 34kg Aireburn Saloon Sher joined John Hitchen of Crib Farm Dairies at Luddenden Foot for the top price of the day at £2500.

Next highlight was the second prize newly calven heifer a daughter of the Genus sire Seagull Bay MVP presented by Mesrs ASE Crisp & Sons of Airton, which sold 14 days calved and giving 24 litres to BF Blezard Ltd of Ribchester for £2250. Milky heifers were in good demand with several others £2000 or more and in the main £1700 to £1950. A nice average of £1851 for 15 Newly Calven Heifers was achieved. Ian Parkinson from Barden presented the only newly calven cow, a third calver which achieved £1700. The sale also included a consignment of Maiden Heifers from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton which peaked at £1050 twice, and nice sorts £850 to £950. A thankyou must be extended to all our sponsors today, NMR recording, NFU Mutual and Graham Shepherd Agri and to our two judges Mr Michael Longster and Mr Shaun Sowray.
Dairy Cattle of all classes are required for the Next Craven Dairy Auction which is on Monday 14th December, entries either please to the Auction Office or Ted Ogden 07855 958211 or to Sarah Liddle 07710 795585. Thankyou. 


Prize Awards

Newly Calven Heifer                           1. GB Moorhouse                2.ASE Crisp & Sons              3. EJ Fort

Newly Calven Cow                              1. MD Parkinson

Incalf Cow or Heifer                            1&2 CJ&DD Drake

Maiden Heifer                                     1,2&3 M Baul & Sons Ltd

Top Prices

Newly Calven Heifers: GB Moorhouse £2500, ASE Crisp & Sons £2250,£1880, JR&MJ Moon £2050,£2000,£1800, M&R Smith £2000, M.Baul&Sons Ltd £1950,£1700 EJ Fort £1850,£1820, S Forshaw & Sons £1720,

Newly Calven Cows: £1700 MD Parkinson

Incalf Cow/Heifer : CJ&DD Drake £1300,£1100.

Maiden Heifers:  M Baul & Sons Ltd £1050,£1050,£980,£950,£950.

Rearing Calves to £360 (58)

B&W av £38 Cont av £241 Native av £232


Calf trade looking good with a very mixed bag of calves on offer. The sale consisted of mainly younger sorts today compared to last week’s super show. All selling reasonably well and going to a full range of buyers and a new face round the ring. 11 Buyers were seen ringside actively bidding for the 58 calves

Topping the Blue trade were 2 bulls both at £350 from J M Smith and JC Marshall respectively. They went on to avg £271 which were a very respectable avg for the calves on offer. Heifers topped at £295 from Joss Lancaster.

Angus bulls topped at £360 avg £278. These looked a superb trade for the calves on offer ranging from 4-8 weeks of age. Heifers would be slightly steadier topping at £190 and avg £180.

B+W calves were mainly bobbies with a few rearing sorts getting in to the £60-70 mark but topping at £72 the avg was £38. More calves wanted for next week as more buyers are expected to be present after selling stores this coming Wednesday.

Call Kyle 07538539077 with any enquires and expected entries to inform buyers of expected numbers.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £185) to £190           D Clarke                

Brit Blue x (Av £271) to £350           JM Smith & Son                                                  

Ab Angus (Av £278) to £360             Hayton & Stocks 

Simmental (Av £240) to £240          J Gooch

Black & White (Av £38) to £72         RL Wright                             


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £180) to £190             AP Townsend                                                      

Saler (Av £110) to £110                     RL Wright

British Blue (Av £213) to £295         J&SA Lancaster

Lim (Av £140) to £150                        PJ&JE Bolland