Rearing Calves to £470 (50) B&W av £107.46 Cont av £390.9 Native av £288.75 A handy show of calves this morning with 50 good calves forward. Black and Whites were still good to sell with Angus Dean of Threshfield presenting high quality run, however it was Michael Heron who topped with a pure Friesian at £220. Continentals were also a good trade with David Smith of Sutton in Craven topping with a strong Blue Bull selling for £470. Other noted vendors were Richard Spence, John Rushton , Fred Houseman and Calvert’s of West Marton making the average £409.55. Blue heifers were also a good trade with Fred Houseman topping with Dean’s and Calverts taking the heifer average to £350.

Natives had the trade of the day with seasonal buyer coming back into gear with Angus bulls averaging £330 and Angus Heifers £275. More wanted with the trade this strong especially considering their ages.


Strong numbers expected to continue through the next 8-10 weeks so keep those good calves coming. 


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £409.55)

£470 C Smith; £465 Church Farm Enterprises; £450 F Spence; £450 JT Rushton;                                                                                

Aberdeen Angus (Av £330)

£340, £320 Church Farm Enterprises                                             

Black & White (Av £107.46)                             

£220 DL DM & J Heron; £190 F Spence; £170 DL DM & J Heron; £130 RL Wright & Sons                  

Heifer Calves                                                       

Brit Blue x (Av £350)

£395 Church Farm Enteprises; £355 AL Dean & Sons; £350x2 D Calvert & Son; £300 AL Dean                        

Aberdeen Angus (Av £275)

£370, £340 Church Farm Enterprises; £270, £230 DL DM & J Heron; £220 JT Rushton

Saler to £260 RL Wright & Sons                                                       


Craven Dairy Auction (29 head)


Judge – Frank Wrathall

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings; 2nd RG Johnson; 3rd J Wellock

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st ASE Crisp

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers & Partners; 2nd I Olivers & Partners

                                Champion – GB Jennings    Reserve – RG Johnson


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (9):  av £1530 to £1880 RG Johnson & Son 


Newly Calven Heifers (9):  av £1315.96 to £1520 RW&M Walker


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1510 to £1700 H Downs & Son


Newly Calven Jersey Heifer (1) £850 GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Shorthorn Heifer (1) £1520 H Downs & Son 


Incalf Heifers (2): av £1400 to £1420 I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers to £601.75 to £630 R&E Pollard