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

Prize Awards:      

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.   


Bull Calves

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                          


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £237) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises                             



Brit Blue x (Av £213) to £250 J&E Dickinson