Craven Dairy Auction (23 head)
A small show of dairy cattle with just 16 down the shippon, but a good show nonetheless. Judging was undertaken by regular supporter Robin Jennings from South Stainley taking the pressure of going from showing to judging and didn’t deliberate long over the entrants picking a David and Suzy Lawson heifer that was giving 20 litres and calved 21 days, the champion then proceeded to take top price of the day £2020 to Wick Williams, Nantwich.
The trade was along way back from previous weeks with the pinch taking a strong hold on a lot of farmers purse strings, but the quality went some way to help the trade today with an average of £1620 for Newly Calven Heifers, respectable considering the circumstances.
Judge – Robin Jennings
Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd M Baul & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st MD Parkinson
In-Calf Heifers: 1st & 2nd RA&HE Simpson 3rd CM&EM Gratton
Champion & Reserve – A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1568 to £1700 ASE Crisp & Sons
Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1410 to £1420 MD Parkinson
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1654 to £2020 A Lawson & Son
Incalf Heifers (8): av £1170 to £1800 CM&EM Gratton
60 Rearing Calves to £385
B&W av £65.52 Cont av £288 Native av £267
Calves good to sell with maybe a couple of Blues a touch easier but throughout Blue Heifers were good to sell and Natives were on fire and topping at £315 for an Aberdeen Angus bull from Malcolm Fewster, Gomersall. Black and Whites were also a good trade with well-made calves reaching up to £140 and a good average of £65.52 for all types.
Calf Sale Next week with numbers in demand to fill orders before Christmas.
Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £385 GT Booth
Ab Angus (Av £267) to £315 M Fewster
Black & White (Av £65.52) to £140 M&R Smith
Brit Blue x (Av £237) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises
Brit Blue x (Av £213) to £250 J&E Dickinson