Craven Dairy Auction (14 head) A good trade was had in the dairy ring this morning with the pre-sale show being judged kindly by Brian Blezard of Ribchester. The 1st Prize Heifer and Champion consigned by J Caygill & Partners of Rylstone, went on to take the championship with a 28 litre pedigree heifer that had been calved 9 days. A lovely wearing heifer with a cracking udder was hard bid for and was eventually knocked down to AG Parker of Emley for £2050. The second prize heifer from R&E Butterfield of Bentham, giving 26kg had a strong following also which quickly reached £1820 and went home with Mark Goodall of Tong.

A good show of second calvers were on show today with an overall average of £1717 for the four on offer with £1800 the top price for a 40kg entry from Tom and Elizabeth Simpson, of Red House Farm. 


Judge – Brian Blezard

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st J Caygill & Partners         2nd R&E Butterfield              3rd J Caygill & Partners

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son              2nd T&E Simpson                   3rd T&E Simpson


Champion – J Caygill & Partners                       Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1831.67 to £2050 J Caygill & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (2): av £1495 to £1750 DR Robinson


Newly Calven Cows (4): av £1717.50 to £1800 T&E Simpson

Jersey Heifer (1) to £1200 R&E Butterfield

Rearing Calves to £410 (60)

B&W av £59.29 Cont av £344.81 Native av £218

A good healthy trade yet again in the calf ring. A plainer show of calves on offer today with show week coming along next week however the prices were strong. Wood Bros from Manchester brought the best consignment of calves with a brace of Limousin bulls which sold for £410 and £400 respectively with regular vendors Pickersgill Bros of Guiseley at £405 and £400. A lot of smaller Blue bulls on offer today however Johnny and Simon Moon of Wigglesworth still hit £400 with a strong blue bull and RL Wright & Son of Airton at £380 with their entry. C&M Hall Huddersfield, David Lawson, Otley and David Smith of Brimham Rocks all saw strong prices for their Aberdeen Angus bull calves with an average of £245 and topping at £300. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £399) to £410 Wood Bros                     

Brit Blue x (Av £337) to £400 JR&MJ Moon                                                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £245.56) to £300 C&M Hall

Flekvieh (Av £175) to £175 x2 FD & SA Smith

MRI X (Av £190) to £190 N&SA Fort

Galloway (Av £150) to £150 AJ Lee

Black & White (Av £59.29) to £105 G Pickersgill & Sons                            


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £260) to £260 M&R Smith                                                 

Ab Angus (Av £180) to £255 C&M Hall                                                          

Saler (Av £180) to £180 RL Wright & Sons

British Blue (Av £328.8) to £380 MP Jennings

Lim (Av £340) to £340 D Clarke