Rearing Calves to £430 (74)
B&W av £110.68 Cont av £332.38 Native av £235
A healthy number forward today with the goods on offer well fought over today. Again friesian’s and Black and Whites were good to sell with plenty of cover for all types and headed to an average of £110.68 for an average of 29.5 days of age.
Quality was a bit down on previous weeks in the continental section an steadied the average to £332 for all goods despite Geoff and Margaret Booth of Lothersdale topping at £430 and Fred Houseman not far behind at £425. Fred Houseman topped the heifers however at a high of £400 and £395. Limousin’s were out in stronger numbers than late with Shaun Sowray and Robert Metcalfe topping the report sheets.
Limousin x (Av £348.57) to £400 A Sowray & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £336.37) to £430 GT Booth
Simmental (Av £306.67) to £340 CN&SA Harrison
Saler (Av £170) to £170 RL Wright & Son
Black & White (Av £110.68) to £198 JC Marshall
Simmental x (Av £287.5) to £350 CN&SA Harrison
Limousin x (Av £295) to £365 RD Metcalfe & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £303.57) to £400 Church Farm Enterprises
Ab Angus (Av £235) to £235 JC Marshall
Craven Dairy Auction (49 head) Sponsors NMR and Jim Peet Agriculture
Almost a shippon full for the dairy sale this morning with the added attraction of the 5 well bred pedigree heifers. Despite continued optimism of the increasing milk price with the reality of it hitting the bank accounts looking more and more like being the back end rather than late summer. With a slight dampener on enthusiasm ringside trade was not quite as brisk as last time out but developed into a healthy average.
Louise Wood of Broadwood Edge took both Champion and Reserve with her consignments to the ring and sold to a high of £1600 and £1480. Tony and Son James sold a strong homebred heifer for a sale price of £1650 with Keith Downs seeing a high of £1580 selling to Ken and Lynne Throup, Woofa Bank.
The pedigree maiden heifer drew some strong interest despite only five in the catalogue. Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton won the pre sale show with his heifer Ravensgate Ransom Hilda, a Ravensgate Garrison Hilda Daughter by Chalclyffe Ransom and Sold for £900 to Simon Spensley of Gargrave. The second highest price of the day came from the 13mth old Holmedale Cruise Poppy, Daughter of Holmedale Hercules Poppy VG85 and with healthy back pedigree sold for £880 to Abbott Brothers of Dacre.
Judge – Rebecca Jarvis
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st KT Wood 2nd KT Wood 3rd RG Johnson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A Swires 2nd DL Leeming Ltd 3rd GB Moorhouse
Coloured Newly Calven 1st H Downs & Son; 2nd D&P Brown & Son; 3rd D&P Brown
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Olivers & Partners 2nd I Olivers & Partners 3rd E Pennock & Son
Pedigree Maiden Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners; 2nd M Baul & Partners; 3rd S Jarvis
Champion – KT Wood Reserve – KT Wood
Newly Calven Heifers (28): av £1341.58 to £1650 A Swires & Son
Newly Calven Cows (6): av £1302.5 to £1520 A Swires & Son
Pedigree Maiden Heifers (5): av £825 to £900 M Baul & Sons Ltd
Incalf Heifers (4): av £1220 to £1290 I Olivers & Partners
Maiden Heifers (8) av £404.75 to £430 J Roberts