Craven Dairy Auction (34 head) A straight run of 34 dairy cattle in the market today with 13 in milk and 21 Youngstock. Despite the small show of milk today enough buyers were present to make them a handy trade with regular Robin Jennings of South Stainley taking the top honours and top price today at £1850 for his 2nd prize heifer. Brian Moorhouse of Hesper Farm took the Reserve Champion position with a 2nd Calver from his pedigree Aireburn Herd selling to the highest cow price of £1650. Ian Parkinson of Barden also received a good trade with his two home bred cows selling at £1400 and £1500 respectively.

A significant amount of bulling heifers forward today with 14 forward. A mixed trade received with better goods selling well and topping at £790 for a stylish heifer from James Kayley of Halton West.  Heifer calves again nice to sell with Joss Lancaster averaging exactly £300 for his four bright heifer calves and topping at £380 and all going to Ms Jackie Bradley, Brimham Rocks.   


Judge –Martin Jennings

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st 2nd 3rd GB Jennings

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse                2nd MD Parkinson                 3rd Rusby Farms

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd 3rd RA&HE Simpson

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st 2nd ML&JE Kayley            3rd R Cockroft

                                Champion –GB Jennings                     Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1465 to £1850 GB Jennings & Son


Newly Calven Cows (6): av £1387.5 to £1500 MD Parkinson 


Incalf Heifers (3): av £1163.33 to £1210 RA&HE Simpson


Maiden Heifers (14): av £598 to £790 ML&JE Kayley & Son


 Heifer Calves (4): av £300.00 to £380 J&SA Lancaster


100 Rearing Calves to £400

B&W av £61.07 Cont av £312.14 Native av £222.6


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £278.33) to £340 EJ Fort                       

Brit Blue x (Av £354) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £248.33) to £330 JM Smith & Son                                                           

Simmental x (Av £322.50) to £350 HJ&K Blackwell

MRI x (Av £118.50) to £135 L&A Watson

Saler (Av £212.50) to £275 RL Wright & Son                                               

Black & White (Av £61.07) to £138 AP Townsend                      


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £400 EJ Fort                               

Brit Blue x (Av £301.50) to £390 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £182.50) to £240 JM Smith                                                       

Simmental x (Av £302.5) to £375 H Goodall & Son