Craven Dairy Auction (20 head)
Judge Brian Blezard chose David Lawson’ s pair of strong heifers as his champion and reserve with another of his quartet taking the third prize rosette which is no mean feat. The trade was certainly not as brisk as previous weeks for the middle of the road goods with many around and below the £1000 mark however the top end made up for this with 1st rate heifers averaging well into £1400’s.
£1520, £1480, £1480 A Lawson & Son; £1320 M Baul & Partners; £1320, £1220 Jennings Farmers Ltd £1220 GB Jennings
Judge – Brian Blezard
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st 2nd and 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st DL Leeming Ltd 2nd B Haigh
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (17): av £1170 to £1520 A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £610 to £640 DL Leeming Ltd
Incalf Heifers (1): to £720 Thimbleby Farms
Rearing Calves to £440 (68)
B&W av £70.05 Cont av £336.45 Native av £182.5
Healthy show of calves on a dairy day with 68 on offer and some strong averages right the way through. Black and Whites definitely felt dearer than the average with anything looking like doing well on towards £100 with Fewster’s of Cleckheaton having one of theirs at £130 but Stephen Marshall, West End topped at £150 with a pure Friesian. Blue Bulls were a good trade again today with again the average not reflecting the trade. David Hall of Conistone Cold topped with cracking bull at £440 and Fred Houseman, Church Farm Enterprises £430 twice and £420.
Limousin heifers outstripped blue heifers today by £16 on average however John Marshall, Dacre topped at £365 with his blue consignment and James Gooch on top with his Limousin heifer at £340.
Calves again look young and a strong trade when comparing, with today’s average age of calves 39 days old.
Limousin x (Av £337.5) to £365 JC&DJ Marshall & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £372) to £440 DC Hall
Simmental to £275 K&M Berry
Ab Angus (Av £220) to £240 Church Farm Enterprises
Saler (Av £205) to £225 RL Wright & Sons
Black & White (Av £70.05) to £150 JC &DJ Marshall & Sons
Limousin x (Av £306.67) to £340 J Gooch
Brit Blue x (Av £289.50) to £365 JC Marshall
Ab Angus (Av £171.23) to £195 JR Dodgson & Sons