Rearing Calves to £390 (66) B&W av £84.34 Cont av £304.2 Native av £277.19 Strong numbers of dairy calves forward this morning with B&W and MRI’s taking up 60% of the sale. Black and whites were certainly healthier with the best nicely into the early £100’s with competition strong for commercial types making a healthy average. Best blues from Geoff and Margaret Booth topped the continentals at £390 for a strong blue bull.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £306.67) to £345 JC & DJ Marshall                      

Brit Blue x (Av £314.18) to £390 GT Booth                   

Aberdeen Angus (Av £303.3) to £320 S Breare                                                           

MRI (Av £119.4) to £145 L&A Watson                                          

Black & White (Av £84.34) to £180 F Spence                               


Heifer Calves

Simmental x to £345 HJ&K Blackwell                             

Limousin x (Av £215) to £230 A&SL Throup                 

Brit Blue x (Av £265) to £300 H&M Dugdale & Son                     

Aberdeen Angus (Av £237.5) to £245 D&J Herd                                                         

Saler to £270 RL Wright &Son                                                         


Craven Dairy Auction (36 head)

 A wide range of goods on sale again with trade a certainly a touch dearer with no rocketing prices but a strong bottom made all types a handy trade. Fresh heifers regularly making good money today with even the poorer sorts selling away well with bidders plentiful right through the sale.  Robert Crisp of Calton took top honours today with his big dark heifer which sold for £1880 to regular supporter Alf and Andrew Townsend.


Youngstock again saw some good competition with heifer calves well fought over to average £325 for 5-8 week old good. 


Judge – Shaun Sowray

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st & 2nd ASE Crisp                3rd GB Jennings

Newly Calven Cows:            1st 2nd 3rd DL Leeming

Champion & Reserve – ASE Crisp & Son


1st Quality Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1535.55 to £1880 ASE Crisp

2nd Quality Heifers (4) av £827


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1606 to £1700 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (11): av £1242.50 to £1650 DL Leeming Ltd


Incalf Heifers (1): to £1340 MGT Corner


Maiden Heifers (2) to £640 AJ Ogden


Heifer Calves (7) av £324.3 to £400 A&SL Throup & Son