Rearing Calves to £395 (77) B&W av £61 Cont av £251 Native av £181 Calves were much better to sell this week with a healthy show of 77. Top price calf came from J&SA Lancaster with a Blue Bull at £395. 11 of the 16 Blue Bulls reaching over £300 with the whole average £326. Blue Heifers were good to sell but not reaching the prices of the bulls. Heifers topped at £250 and averaged £206. B&W calves averaged £61 topping at £135 for a lovely Friesian from G Pickersgill. Aberdeen Angus Bulls topped at £290 with an average of £230 whilst heifers topped at £240.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £240) to £270           G Pickersgill          

Brit Blue x (Av £326) to £395           J&SA Lancaster                                   

Ab Angus (Av £229) to £290             M&R Smith

Black & White (Av £61) to £135      G Pickersgill          


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £125) to £240             J Wellock                                                              

British Blue (Av £206) to £250         J&SA Lancaster

Lim (Av £195) to £200                        Townhead Farm




Craven Dairy Auction (4 head) – Sponsored by NMR

 A small show for the early sale in the month saw a homebred Newly Calved Heifer from Robert Crisp of Calton taking top price at £1800, calved 10days giving 28litres she sold locally to J Howard. Messrs Crisp also sold another heifer calved 10 days giving 23 litres at £1480. Ian Parkinson presented a New Calved heifer calved 3 weeks, giving 25 litres at £1600. A solid average for commercial newly calved heifers of £1627 per head.
The next Craven Dairy Auction is Monday 28th October, entries now being taken for the catalogue, contact Ted Ogden or Jeremy Eaton in the Mart Office for more details. Thankyou


Judge – Brian Moorhouse

Best In-milk:         1st ASE Crisp & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (3): to £1800 av £1627