Craven Dairy Auction (8 head) A quiet show for the final sale of the year however a healthy trade was had by all. Top calls of the day came from Robin Jennings and Robert Crisp with both heifers reaching £1800. The homebred pedigree heifer from Robin Jennings was giving a mighty 36kg and was snapped up by regular supporter Mark Goodall. Mr Crisps heifer was giving 24kg and was very quick to milk also raced to £1800 when selling to Peter Sowray of Bishop Thornton.

The next sale brings us into the New Year and will be held on the 15th January 2018. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Moorhouse                2nd & 3rd ASE Crisp & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st DA Fort

Champion – GB Moorhouse              Reserve – ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1680): to £1800 GB Jennings; £1800 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (av £1100): to £1100 DA&SA Fort



Rearing Calves to £430

A plainer show of calves overall meant for an easier trade throughout as a result of it being the calf sale of the year. However the best calves sold away well with a bull from Chadwick and Leaver making the top price of the day at £430 for a tremendous Simmental calf with Sowray Bros topping the British Blue bulls at £410. Natives good to sell with Alan Middleton of Hartley’s Bolton Abbey had the top price Aberdeen Angus bull at £350 with John Marshall of Dacre topping the heifers at £300. Only a small show of black and whites today with mainly small Holsteins on offer, apart from a Friesian x at £95 from Stephen Marshall, West End.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £243) to £320 G Abbott & Son                            

Brit Blue x (Av £309.33) to £410 A Sowray & Son                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £228.13) to £350 JP&KE Hartley

Simmental (Av £430) to £430 Chadwick & Leaver                      

Black & White (Av £43.99) to £95 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                         


Heifer Calves       

Ab Angus (Av £223.33) to £300 JC Marshall                                                 

British Blue (Av £306.36) to £360 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £251.43) to £295 FG Stephenson