Rearing Calves to £500 (73) B&W av £84.07 Cont av £347.80 Native av £218 Shaun Sowray of Sowray Bros from Bowes Green Farm, Bishop Thornton presented the Champion calf this morning for the CCM Easter show. The Calf sired by Brennand General (owned by the Walker family at Dunsop Bridge) stood out in the class, and the ring selling to the sale high of £500 to Andrew Houseman of Darley. Reserve Champion from Fred and Mark Houseman of Burton Leonard took the reserve championship with another impressive calf which sold for £450 to Mr Houseman again. Blue Heifers were led by the Houseman family again with their sweet heifer calf reaching £450 selling to the Abbott Bros of Dacre. 11 of 23 Blue Bulls over £400 and 10 Blue heifers over £350.

Black and whites were strong to sell with young 3 week to 6 week old calves selling nicely past £100 with Alan Throup of Higher House and James Gooch of Cononley both topping the calves at £130. Chris Drake of Thornton brought some black and white stirks to sell with a cracking trade for his 4-5 month old goods to £260 averaging £233.


Natives were a swift trade for what was on offer with Andrew Ayrton’s belter of an Angus bull reaching £330 and a Hereford Heifer from John Marshall of Dacre to £250 with a sweet angus heifer from Hartley’s of Bolton Abbey at £230.


Please Note the Calf Rearing Workshop led by the AHDB will be from 10am to 3.30pm next Monday in the exhibition hall with everybody welcome. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £260) to £290 N Parker                         

Brit Blue x (Av £394) to £500 A Sowray & Son                                                             

Aberdeen Angus (Av £360) to £360                               

Black & White (Av £84.07) to £130 A&SL Throup: £130 J Gooch                             


Heifer Calves                                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £160) to £230 JP&KE Hartley                                                  

Saler (Av £250) to £250 RL Wright & Son

British Blue (Av £339) to £450 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £332.50) to £375 A Sowray & Son

Hereford (Av £250) to £250 JC Marshall