Craven Dairy Auction (30 head) A testing day for all with the milk price once again being reduced at the end of last week has had a clear knock on effect to the trade received by vendors today despite a quality show of in milk heifers and cows on offer. Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk was tasked with the judging job today and picked out one of David Lawson’s well bred pedigree heifers which was a month calved and giving 31kg went on to sell for a sale high of £1380. Robin Jennings of South Stainley, Harrogate sold his reserve champion heifer for £1250 with another of his entries a 31kg Stainbank heifer bred by Micheleaob went on to sell for £1350.

Trade of the day was seen with the heifer calves with Alan Throup selling some well bred heifer calves at 8 weeks old and selling up to £340 with Mark Smith selling some also with a pair at £180 each. 


Judge –

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son 2nd GB Jennings & Son; 3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st DL Leeming Ltd

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers & Partners

                                Pedigree Bulls                      1st Enchanted Holsteins 2nd A&G Midgley

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve –  GB Jennings


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11) av £1196 to £1380 A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £987  to £1140 DR Robinson


Newly Calven Cows (1): to £900 DL Leeming Ltd


Incalf Heifers (1): to £860 I Olivers & Partners


Bulling Heifers (2) av £625 to £630 E Pennock & Son


Heifer Calves (9) av £222.5 to £340 A&SL Throup

Rearing Calves to £420 (53)

B&W av £66 Cont av £333.93 Native av £201.58


Bull Calves

Limousin x to £340 JC Marshall                       

Brit Blue x (Av £344) to £420 SG Midgeley                                                                                   

Ab Angus (Av £201) to £235 SG Midgeley                     

Swedish Red (av £102.5) to £115 M Fewster

Black & White (Av £66) to £115 PJ Bolland                   


Heifer Calves                                                       

Brit Blue x (Av £295.3) to £340 JC Marshall                  

Ab Angus (Av £205) to £230 JC Marshall                                                       

Saler to £190 RL Wright & Sons



Limousin Bulls (av £413.33) to £440 Hayton & Stocks

Friesian Steer to £125 SG Midgeley

Limousin Steer to £325 SG Midgeley

Aber Angus Steer to £265 SG Midgeley

Limousin Heifer (av £255) to £260 SG Midgley