Rearing Calves to £450 (73) B&W av £147.13 Cont av £370.87 Native av £190.12 A good number of calves today and an EXCEPTIONAL TRADE!!!!!!. Black and White Bulls averaged £147.13 (av 39 days old) to £290 for a belter from Michael Heron of Bramhope. Continentals had a flyer too with Heifer buyers out in force, Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises to £450 and a BB Heifer average of £392. Bulls not quite as potent but with Shaun Sowray topping at £405 and an average of £405 for all Blue Bulls, the limousins weren’t much different again with heifers outstripping their male counterparts with Bulls averaging £362.50 to £400 G Pickergill & Sons, Hawksworth but Heifers av £376 to £400 PJ&JE Bolland, Airton.

Natives should not be missed out either with young 3-4 week old Angus heifers from Michael Heron to £290 and Gavin Herd from Hebden at £310 for his handy bull. Stirks from Graham Hayton sold well with his 4 month old Lim Bull and Heifer at £480 and £470 respectively.


More Calves wanted. With enviable trade such as this get some Calves and Stirks rounded up for next week. Sale 10.45am Every Week.     


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £362.50) to £480 Hayton & Stocks                     

Brit Blue x (Av £360.56) to £405 A Sowray & Son                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £223) to £310 D&J Herd

Shorthorn (Av £153.13) to £180 Flasby Estates

Simmental (Av £350) to £350 CN&SA Harrison                           

Black & White (Av £147.13) to £290 DLDM&J Heron                 


Heifer Calves                       

Simmental x (Av £345) to £345 CN&SA Harrison                                                        

Ab Angus (Av £206.67) to £290 DLDM&J Heron                                                         

British Blue (Av £391.82) to £450 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £376) to £400 PJ&JE Bolland



Lim Bulls to £480 Hayton & Stocks

Lim Heifers to £470 Hayton & Stocks

Short Blk to £250 Flasby Estate



Craven Dairy Auction (14 head)

Brian Moorhouse saw his home bred pedigree heifer take the championship this morning awarded by pre- sale judge Colin Whitelock. The heifer giving 28kg and calved a fortnight sold for £1750 to Shaun Sowray of A Sowray & Son, Bishop Thornton.


Top price however went to a Peter Baul bred Heifer from Samantha Sugden of Laycock which only ten days calved was hard fought over and sold to the Sowray family again for the sale high of £1820.  David and Pauline Brown of Ramsgill saw the last of their Brown Swiss go under the hammer as Incalf Heifers to the Lincoln Red and realising either side of £1000 for all three.


Maidens from Pollards peaked at £650 and av £625 with all selling to Duncan Holme, Bolton Abbey. 


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Moorhouse 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd M&R Smith

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd D&P Brown

                                Champion – GB Moorhouse              Reserve –  M Baul & Partners          


Newly Calven Heifers av £1580: to £1820 SJ Sugden


Newly Calven Cows to £1520 GB Moorhouse


Incalf Heifers (av £1003): to £1020 D&P Brown


Maiden Heifers av £625 to £650 R&E Pollard