Craven Dairy Auction (27 head) Todays dairy sale went better than expected with a busy ringside but with many having a strict price in mind. Pre Sale winner was a 29 litre heifer from Mark Houseman of Burton Leonard which went on to make £1520, with Peter Baul’s Reserve Champion selling for £1500 and Robin Jenning’s 36L heifer selling at £1480. Robert Butterfields Bull got away at £1200 with Incalf and Maiden cattle receiving a handy trade against the fresh calved trade.

Judge – Andrew Townend

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farm Enterprises 2nd M Baul & Partners  3rd GB Jennings

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd J Roberts  3rd I Olivers & Partners

                                Champion –  Chruch Farm Enterprises        Reserve – M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (17): av £1241.11 to £1520 Church Farm Enterprises


Newly Calven Cows (1): to £1390 A Lawson & Son  


Dairy Bull to £1200 R&E Butterfield


Incalf Heifers (5): av £880 to £980 I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers (3) av £670 to £720 E Pennock & Son

Rearing Calves to £395 (74)

B&W av £67.59 Cont av £301.42 Native av £191

Calves seemed fairly stable on the week with averages only a pound or two different from the last few weeks. Some strong calves from Church Farm, Geoff and Margaret Booth and Paul and Janet Bolland all went to make strong prices in the late £300’s. Black  and whites not as hot as last week but still averaged out well at £67.59 with a number of small young calves dragging the average back.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £227.50) to £250 JC Marshall & Son                   

Brit Blue x (Av £320.63) to £395 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Blonde x (Av £255) to £265 N&R Sutcliffe                                                    

MRI to £185 N&R Sutcliffe               

Ab Angus (Av £216.50) to £228 P Sharp & Son

Saler to £130 Townhead Fm Products                           

Black & White (Av £67.59) to £130 JC&DJ Marshall & Sons                       


Heifer Calves

Hereford X to £230 K&M Berry & Son                           

Limousin x (Av £206.97) to £350 Hayton & Stocks                     

Brit Blue x (Av £209.55) to £340 PJ Bolland                 

Ab Angus  to £100 JM Smith