Craven Dairy Auction (10 head)
A good trade in the dairy ring this morning with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton claiming the championship with his Armitage Pesky daughter, which giving 30kg at just 11 days calved went on to sell for £1900 to JP&KE Hartley of Beamsley. A couple of 3rd calvers from Ian Parkinson of Barden sold away nicely to a high of £1500 to Roger and Sam Naylor of Middleton, Ilkley.
A run of strong incalf heifers from Richard and David Verity of Grewelthorpe met a healthy trade with an average of £1456 for the 5 presented topping at £1560. The heifers which were due June/ July and incalf to named sired Aberdeen Angus found new homes with either the Naylor or Shuttleworth family.
Judge – Pete Dakin
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners; 2nd M Baul & Partners; 3rd GB Jennings;
Newly Calven Cows:1st MD Parkinson; 2nd MD Parkinson
Incalf Heifers: 1st RN Verity 2nd RN Verity 3rd RN Verity
Champion – M Baul & Partners Reserve – M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1775): to £1900 M Baul & Partners
Newly Calven Cows (av £1425): to £1500 MD Parkinson
Incalf Heifers (av £1456): to £1560 RN Verity
Rearing Calves to £415 (44)
B&W av £65.67 Cont av £327.41 Native av £104.3
44 calves through the door this morning with a nice trade throughout. A good show of black and white calves met a nice trade today with Richard and Ann Wright of Airton topping with a fleshy Holstein at £140. A brace of Limousin bulls from Paul and Janet Bolland of Airton sold nicely to £360 and £350. Blues again topped the day with Joss Lancaster’s sweet blue calf selling to £415 and heading to Malton.
A younger show of native calves saw a slower trade than previous weeks with a lot of week to fortnight of age calves selling in the £100 - £150 mark.
Continental were nice to sell, not quite the quality of the previous fortnight but still plenty of bidding to see the better end make £290 - £310 with Mike Longster of Fellbeck topping at £310.
Limousin x (Av £355) to £360 PJ&JE Bolland
Brit Blue x (Av £367.14) to £415 J&SA Lancaster
Aberdeen Angus (Av £105.35) to £120 Flasby Estates
Montbelliard X (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley
Black & White (Av £65.67) to £140 RL Wright & Son
Ab Angus (Av £103.28) to £155 RL Wright & Son
British Blue (Av £288) to £310 JF Longster & Son
Lim (Av £140) to £140 GD&A Midgley