Craven Dairy Auction (27 head) A cracking bull trade in the dairy ring today with David, Claire and Suzy Lawson presenting two tremendous bulls, both bred from the famous Newbirks Jazz family and boasting tremendous back pedigrees sold to a ready ringside of buyers. The first prize bull Newbirks Reebok, a tremendous dark bull found a new home with Gary Swires of K Swires & Co, Beckwithshaw with the other cracking bull from Newbirks selling for £1900 to Tony Swires of Stainburn.

In the milkers, David Booth of Broom House, Lothersdale chose the heifer from Colin Price of Keasden as his Champion with a heifer from David and Suzy Lawson taking the Reserve Champion rosette and also the highest price of the day. The Champion, a 14 day calved 27 litre heifer ended up selling for £1650 to IR&DE Wellock of Kirkby Malham. The reserve champion from David Lawson found a new home with Brian Blezard of Ribchester, giving 28 litres and calved 28 days she went on to make £1950. Jeremy Taylor of Skipton brought three fine pedigree heifers to sell and found a buoyant trade at £1920, £1900 and 1700.


A good show of older cows was punctuated by a tremendous 2nd calver from Ian Parkinson of Barden which sold for £1720 to JP&KE Hartley, Beamsley.


Incalf heifers were a flying trade with two from Peter Baul averaging £1615 and topping at £1650. The heifers due june and july were highly sought after, however both ended up with Wick Williams of Nantwich.  


Judge – David Booth

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st AC Price, 2nd A Lawson & Son; 3rd JD Taylor & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock 2nd MD Parkinson; 3rd RG Johnson

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st M Baul & Partners 2nd M Baul & Partners

                                Maiden Heifers                    1st M Thomas; 2nd M Thomas

                                Champion – AC Price          Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1666): to £1950 A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Cows (av £1414):  to £1720 MD Parkinson


Incalf Heifers (av £1615): to £1650 M Baul & Partners


Pedigree Bulls (av £2150) to £2400 A Lawson & Son


Maiden Heifers (av £585) to £820 MJ Thomas



Rearing Calves to £460 (87)

B&W av £92.92 Cont av £358.92 Native av £167.37


Good healthy show of calves through the ring and what a cracking trade. Best continental calves were a pleasure to sell with 8 British Blue Heifers from £400 to £460 and averaging £388, British Blue bulls weren’t far behind with 10 calves from £400 to £455.  Black and White bulls were again a strong trade with all quality averaging £92 and topping at £140 for a fleshy Holstein bull calf from J Wellock at Eshton. Native calves enjoyed a healthy trade too, a lot of Herefords through the door this morning with bulls topping at £350 for a tremendous bull from J Peel of Newsholme and heifers topped at £200 twice for entrants from ID&JC Briggs, Guiseley.  


Sale Next Week 10.45am.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £263) to £385 C Watson                        

Brit Blue x (Av £364.25) to £455 Church Farm Enterprises                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £215) to £355 RD Guy & Son

Flekvieh (Av £265) to £330 C Watson

Hereford X (Av £214.38) to £350 J Peel

Shorthorn (Av £118) to £160 Flasby Estates                

Black & White (Av £92.92) to £140 J Wellock                              


Heifer Calves                       

Hereford x (Av £155.71) to £200 x2 ID&JC Briggs                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £151) to £250 JP&KE Hartley                                                 

British Blue (Av £388.08) to £460, £430 Church Farm Enterprises;

Lim (Av £263) to £385 C Watson