61 Rearing Calves & 10 Dairy -

Rearing Calves to £400 (61)

B&W av £87.05 Cont av £263.15 Native av £145.86

Calves a useful trade with the Black and White bull average assisted by a couple of runs of Friesian crosses which were sought after at £120+. A mixed entry of Coloured calves with standout British Blue heifers still £335-£400 and the British Blue Bulls £350+ for the top end.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £282) to £285                          

Brit Blue x (Av £313) to £365                                                          

Aberdeen Angus (Av £153) to £180

Hereford X (Av £190) to £190

Cont (Av £166) to £200                     

Black & White (Av £87) to £150                     


Heifer Calves       

Hereford (Av £105) to £105                                                             

Ab Angus (Av £134) to £225                                                            

British Blue (Av £335) to £400

Limousin (Av £196) to £265





Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)

A decent show of 10 Dairies for the NMR sponsored Early Sale in the Month saw a varied selection sell to a nigh on total clearance for the day. Judging was undertaken by brothers Malcolm and Stephen Abbott from Dacre, and they were immediately drawn to a pair of heifers shown by regular consignor Mark Smith from Winterburn. Their champion was a mainly white, commercial homebred Heifer calved 22 days and giving 33 litres with a low cell count, out of a dam that had given over 10,000kg in her first lactation, and she sold for a solid price of £1550 to Skipton regular Roger Naylor. Mr Naylor also secured the reserve champion heifer from the same vendor, almost identical to look at, also giving 33 litres, she sold for £1500. Top price on the day was paid to Messrs DA&S Fort of Glusburn who are conducting an ongoing dispersal through the Craven Dairy Auctions. Mr Fort’s tidy commercial Newly Calved Heifer of only 10 days and giving 21 litres and rising, by the Genus Sire Theory, sold for £1650.


Judge – Abbott Bros

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st & 2nd M&R Smith            3rd R Johnson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st P Crabtree & Son

                                Champion & Reserve – M&R Smith


Newly Calven Heifers (£1320): to £1650 DA&S Fort, £1550 £1500 MR Smith, £1450 R Jennings


Newly Calven Cows (£1000): av £1000 P Crabtree & Son