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.
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
Ab Angus (Av £153.33) to £205 DLDM&J Heron
British Blue (Av £325) to £385 Church Farm Enterprises