Craven Dairy Auction (14 head) What a great day in the dairy ring. Sally Wellock of Oakworth hits £2300 twice. A healthy show of dairy stock in the main ring today with a nice show of newly calven cattle tied up in the shippon. 1st prize in the pre sale show went to a cracking heifer from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton, by Bossman and giving 32 litres she went on to sell for £1950 to Eric Marshall of Dacre. The reserve champion heifer from Sally Wellock of Oakworth found many admirers, giving 30 litres and by Picardus she went on to sell for £2300 to John Howard of Heslaker, 2 lots later she produced the goods again with a tremendous 2nd Calver giving 42 litres selling for the same price of £2300 this time to Aubrey Greenhalgh. The last cow from Wellock’s then found a home at £1980 with the Hartley family of Beamsley.


A 100% clearance on the Pedigree Bulls this afternoon with Brian and Judith Moorhouse taking the honours in the pre-sale show with Aireburn Harlequin. A December born, lineman son out of Aireburn’s prolific honey family and boasting 12 gens of VG or EX which sold for 2100gns to Malcolm Gratton of Warsill. However it was the 2nd prize bull Aireburn Alderman which topped the bulls at 2400gns, by mogul and 11 generations of VG or EX behind him found many followers around the ring with the final bid coming from Robert Metcalfe from Brearton. Section average of £1806. 


A big thank you to our Sponsors NMR and NFU Skipton for their support. 


Judge – Brian Blezard

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M Baul & Partners 2nd J Wellock 3rd J Wellock,

                                Newly Calven Cows: 1st J Wellock 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd J Wellock         

                                Bulls: 1st GB Moorhouse 2nd GB Moorhouse 3rd R&E Butterfield                                              

                                Champion – M Baul & Partners                       Reserve – J Wellock


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £2005): to £2300 J Wellock


Newly Calven Cows (av £1926): to £2300 J Wellock


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1020): to £1020 SM&MT Stapleton


Pedigree Bulls (av £1806): to 2400gns GB Moorhouse

Rearing Calves to £445 (42)

Cont av £376 Native av £243.33

A very buoyant trade this morning with the full show of calves being beef sired. All beef breeds found a high gear today with 19 British Blue bulls averaging £408.18 topping with a tremendous calf from Fred and Mike Longster of Fellbeck  at £445 with 4 others from the same home over £400, with Sowray’s, Bishop Thornton 2nd in line with their bull realising £440. Heifers were on song aswell, with more fresh faces ringside the 13 British Blue heifers sailed to average of £345 with Fred Houseman of Church Farm Enterprises topping at £420 and £410 for the best heifers in the market.


Simmentals hit £400 with a 4 ½ week old bull from Joss Lancaster of Horton in craven, a couple of cracking blondes presented by the Whittaker family of Bolton Abbey which sold for £395 and £350 respectively for a bull and a heifer. Native calves were in short supply but sold to £290 for a strong calf from Shaun Sowray and heifers to £170 from Wellocks, Eshton.


For any information regarding calf sales please contact Sam Bradley 07538539077


Bull Calves

Simmental x (Av £397.5) to £400 J&SA Lancaster                      

Brit Blue x (Av £408.16) to £445 JF Longster & Son                                                    

Aberdeen Angus (Av £280) to £290 A Sowray & Son

Blonde (Av £395) to £395 PA Whittaker


Heifer Calves       

Blonde x (Av £350) to £350 PA Whittaker                                                    

Ab Angus (Av £170) to £170 J Wellock                                                          

British Blue (Av £345) to £435 JF Longster & Son