Craven Dairy Auction (7 head) A cracking Craven Dairy Auction today with a larger show on offer and a good ringside of buyers from both East and West sides of the hill looking for milk. The champion in milk animal came from EJ Fort’s “Silmoor” herd from Silsden Moor. Silmoor Maurice Peach, is from what was described as a solid cow family that milks well and sired by a homebred bull out of their Denmire Marie family. Calved 16 days and giving 35 litres, spirited bidding saw her get away to a sale price of £2180.


Brian Moorhouse from Hesper Farm presented Aireburn Trix Bevin with 8 generation of VG or Ex behind it and from a dam with a strong combination of good BF, protein and low SCC. Calved 15 days and giving 30 litres it successfully sold for £1920. Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton brought forward a Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer, Ravensgate Bookmark Ruby, calved 15 days and producing 30 litres it sold awat for £1900. Overall average for NC Heifers was £1850.
The next sale is our Christmas Show on Monday 2nd December for which the book is now open for entries of all categories of Pedigree & Commercial, Newly Calven and Incalf Cows & Heifers together with all classes of Youngstock. Speak to Auctioneers Ted Ogden and Jeremy Eaton for more details, an on farm visit, or to book cattle in for sale. Thankyou.



Judge – Rob Marshall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:       1st EJ Fort              2nd M Baul & Sons               3rd DA Fort

Champion – EJ Fort                             Reserve – M Baul & Sons


Newly Calven Heifers (£1850): to £2180 EJ Fort, £1920 GB Moorhouse, £1900 M Baul & Sons Ltd


Newly Calven Cows (£1010): av £1120 MD Parkinson


Rearing Calves to £360 (54)

B&W av £61


A Good trade with the calves today with 12 active buyers ringside. Smaller entry of 54 was shown with some buyers holding off for the Christmas show.

BB Heifer calves dearer on the week, but more interest still within the bull trade. Topping blue bulls was 2 cracking calves from Mr Lancaster at £360. 5 regular buyers taking blue bulls with a few extra men chipping in to make the trade a touch dearer.

Medium Blue bulls either side of 300. Medium blue heifers around the 220-240.

B+W bulls topping at £130 and £110 both from G Pickersgill with the overall average being £61

More Calves required for next week’s sale and also in a fortnights time which will be the Christmas show week for calves!

Please contact Kyle with enquires 07538539077


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £297) to £360                           J&SA Lancaster                                                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £214) to £270 Rainhall Farm Ltd

Black & White (Av £56.25) to £130                 G Pickersgill                          


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £135) to £140                             Flasby Estates                                                     

British Blue (Av £224) to £250                         J&SA Lancaster

Lim (Av £110) to £110                                        G Pickersgill