Craven Dairy Auction (14 head) Another good day in the Skipton Dairy ring with 14 milkers tied up in the shippon this morning. Angus Dean of Toft House Threshfield undertook the adjudication this morning and chose Suzy Lawson’s 30kg Pedigree Heifer as his champion with a belting 2nd calver from Sally Wellock of Oakworth giving 34kg as his reserve.

The Champion calved a fortnight and giving 30kg sold away to a ready audience for £1900 to the Judge. The Reseve 2nd Calver from J Wellock of Oakworth sold for £2120 to Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury.


A good strong trade throughout the sale saw a lot of good commercial heifers selling from £1600 - £2000 with a couple of sweet heifers from Robin Jennings a fine example of this at £1800 and £1900 for a pair of sweet cow makers.


Principle Prices: £2120, £2050, £1980 J Wellock; £1980, £1900 A Lawson & Son; £1900 GB Jennings; £1850 H Raw; £1800 GB Jennings; £1720 H Raw; £1700 RW&M Walker.  


Judge – Angus Dean

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st A Lawson & Son              2nd A Lawson & Son             3rd J Wellock

                                Newly Calven Cows:             1st J Wellock

Champion – A Lawson & Son                            Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (Inc Faults) (av £1710): to £1900 GB Jennings


Newly Calven Cows (av £2120):

to £2120 J Wellock 



Rearing Calves to £380 (30)

B&W av £50 Cont av £289 Native av £85

After the large success of last week’s show numbers were always going to be scarce for today’s sale. Best calves could still make honest money with JP&KE Hartley of Bolton Abbey taking the highest price of the day with a nice Blue bull reaching £380 selling to Tom Watson. Continental heifers sold to a quiet ringside of clients with many filling up last weeks with the abundance of calves available, despite this a straight trade for heifers saw four make £300 from Colin Whitelock and Shaun Sowray. Dairy bulls a straight trade topping at £62 from Flasby Estates.  


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £275) to £320 C&SB Whitelock                           

Brit Blue x (Av £310) to £380 JP&KE Hartley                                                

Flekvieh (Av £125) to £125 Flasby Estates

Shorthorn (Av £55) to £55 Flasby Estates

Black & White (Av £50) to £62 Flasby Estates                             


Heifer Calves                       

Ab Angus (Av £85) to £85 Flasby Estates                                                      

British Blue (Av £262.27) to £300 C&SB Whitelock


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (inc Faults) (av £1762): to £2050 J Wellock