Craven Dairy Auction (4 head)
A small show of dairy but those who attended would be glad they did. Mark Chadwick of Chadwick and Leaver, Burnley officiated and deemed Sammy Sugdens Zebra daughter the best in show today, the homebred heifer giving 28 litres went on to sell for the sale top price of £1980 selling to Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury.
Reserve Champion a Fantasmic daughter from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton sold away well reaching £1880 and heading home with Brian Blezard of Ribchester. Brian Moorhouse also had a nice strong milky heifer giving 35kg reached £1950 and also headed to Ribchester with Mr Blezard.
Judge – Mark Chadwick
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st SJ Sugden 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd GB Moorhouse
Champion – SJ Sugden Reserve – M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1832): to £1980 SJ Sugden
Rearing Calves to £410 (68)
B&W av £115.4 Cont av £345.4 Native av £145
Better numbers of rearing calves today with Black and Whites selling away the nicest of all the breeds. Stephen Marshall of Summerbridge saw the trade of the day with his Friesian bull to £250 with James Dugdales strong black and whites topping at £175. Overall the substantial number of black and whites today averaged £115.4. Continentals were a straight trade with the best of the bull trade up at £415 for a tremendous Limousin Bull from C Watson, Horton Pasture. British Blues presented by Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises reached £390 three times. Native heifers were hard to place today ranging from £225 down to £115 this morning however Aberdeen Angus bulls soared to an average of £245.
Limousin x (Av £352.86) to £415 C Watson
Brit Blue x (Av £381) to £390 x3 Church Farm Enterprises
Aberdeen Angus (Av £240) to £275 Flasby Estates
Flekvieh (Av £135) to £135 C Watson
Hereford X (Av £145) to £175 JA Lawn & Sons
Shorthorn (Av £106.54) to £180 Flasby Estates
Black & White (Av £115.4) to £250 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons
Simmental x (Av £280) to £280 CN&SA Harrison
Ab Angus (Av £138) to £225 Flasby Estates
British Blue (Av £310) to £310 H&M Dugdale & Son
Lim (Av £215) to £215 M&R Smith.
Hereford (Av £121) to £155 JA Lawn