Craven Dairy Auction (40 head)
The Christmas Dairy Show at Craven Cattle Marts can be deemed as a great success with the Craven Cattle Marts Perpetual Trophy won by none other than regular supporter of CCM Robert Crisp of Calton in Malhamdale. David Hall of Conistone Cold was our judge for the Pre-Sale Show with Mr Crisps 27kg, 15 day calved Homebred Heifer selling to Alf and Andrew Townsend of Southfield for £2150.
Reserve Champion, a Shottle Daughter from Brian and Judith Moorhouse of Bell Busk was second in show and sold for £2000 which sold to William Oldfield of Stocks Enterprises, Gisburn.
It was fair to say that the first heifer in the ring set the tone with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton selling his Newly Calven Homebred Heifer for £1990 for a 17 day calved 30kg heifer. Peter Baul also went onto to collect the Frank Wade Perpetual Trophy for the Champion Incalf heifer which came from his pen of six that he had on sale for the day. It was John Ireland of Thorpe Bassett who took the top price however in the Incalf section at £1250.
The newly calven cow class was won by David Lawson of Arthington. The fortnight calved 2nd Calver sold for £1800 to Messrs Robinson of Grewelthorpe. Robert Crisp not far behind with his second calver selling to another strong price of £1720 to Wick Williams of Cheshire.
Judge – David Hall, Coniston Cold
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st ASE Crisp 2nd GB Moorhouse; 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd MD Parkinson; 3rd ASE Crisp
In-Calf Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd & 3rd WR Ireland & Son
Champion – ASE Crisp Reserve – GB Moorhouse
Newly Calven Heifers av £1650 : to £2150 ASE Crisp & Sons
Newly Calven Cows av £1666: to £1800 A Lawson & Son
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers av £1681: to £2000 GB Moorhouse
Incalf Heifers av £1040: to £1250 WR Ireland & Son
Maidens av £682.50; to £780 RD Guy
Rearing Calves to £380x2 (60)
B&W av £51.69 Cont av £305.6 Native av £237.7
Limousin x (Av £346.67) to £360 N Hitchen
Brit Blue x (Av £328) to £370x2 JC Marshall
Ab Angus (Av £265) to £265 Church Farm Enterprises
Hereford (Av £310) to £315 RM Spence
Simmental (Av £220) to £260 A&SL Throup
Black & White (Av £51.69) to £170 JP&KE Hartley
British Blue X (Av £318) to £380 x2 Church Farm Enterprises
Charolais x (Av £340 ) to £340 FA Holmes & Son
Ab Angus (Av £224) to £250 Church Farm Enterprises
Saler to £205 RL Wright & Son