Craven Dairy Auction (22 head) A cracking trade for the milkers forward today with the Reserve Champion from the Fort family of Glusburn taking the top price at £2050, giving 26 litres and just calved a week sold to Mark Goodall of Tong. Champion from Sally Wellock of Oakworth was giving 25 Litres and sold again to Mark Goodall of Tong for £1920.

A handy third prize heifer presented by Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk giving 30 litres was snapped up by Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury for £1850.

A run of Friesian incalf Heifers from WA Brown, Earby topped at £920 selling to the Smith Brothers of Sutton In Craven and Stephen and Eddie Jeanes of Glusburn brought 10 Maiden heifers topping at £600 4 times and mainly selling to David Smith of Riffa Farm, Otley.   


Judge – Steven Coates

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st J Wellock                         2nd DA&S Fort                       3rd GB Moorhouse

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd WA Brown

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st & 2nd AS EA Jeanes

                                Champion – J Wellock         Reserve – DA&S Fort


Newly Calven Heifers: av £1604 to £2050 DA&S Fort

Incalf Heifers: av £438 to £920 WA Brown


Maiden Heifers to £600x4 AS&EA Jeanes




45 Rearing Calves to £420

B&W av £81 Cont av £346 Native av £151

Calves continuing to sell away nicely with Paul and Janet Bolland of Dykelands on the receiving end of the best trade seeing their two blue bulls hit £420 and £410 respectively, RL Wright & Son also saw £410 for a bull with Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises seeing his heifers realise the top price of £385. A smaller number of native calves forward today with some young bulls and from Michael Heron averaging £151, for all the natives on offer. Black and Whites selling away well again with just a few plain caves bringing the price back however, John Blackwell of Gargrave saw his bull calf reach £135 with well fleshed 4 week calves from John Marshall at £110 and £100.      


Bull Calves

Brit Blue x (Av £364.79) to £420 PJ&JE Bolland                                                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £127.50) to £135 DL DM & J Heron

Black & White (Av £81) to £135 HJ&JK Blackwell                         


Heifer Calves                       

Ab Angus (Av £153.33) to £205 DLDM&J Heron                                                         

British Blue (Av £325) to £385 Church Farm Enterprises