29 Rearing Calves to £385
B&W av £80.27 Cont av £337.5 Native av £195
A small show with only 29 landing on the dock with arguably the weather and the ensuing Calf Show being the major factors for such a small show. Fred Houseman yet again topped the trade with a highly sought after blue heifer reaching £385. Blue bulls didn’t top so high but averaged a healthy £357.5 however a tremendous Friesian calf from John Wright of Kirk Syke, Airton which sold for £230.
Limousin x (Av £295) to £300 RD Metcalfe
Brit Blue x (Av £357.50) to £375 Church Farm Enterprises
Black & White (Av £80.27) to £230 RL Wright & Son
Hereford (Av £195) to £195 K&M Berry
Brit Blue x (Av £283.7) to £385 Church Farm Enterprises
Craven Dairy Auction (6 head)
A lightning trade for the handful in today with a rare second calver from Sally Wellock of Oakworth stealing the show and taking the highest price for almost a year at £2250 for a 2nd calver giving 33kgs. The second prize heifer from DA&SA Fort, Glusburn also met a steamy trade at £1580 with Andrew Jennings’s consignment to £1380. Could of sold 10 times more today but clearly silage time rightly took priority.
Healthy numbers looking like being forward next fortnight with 12 already booked in. Please get them rung in next Tuesday for catalogue purposes.
Judge – David Berry
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st Jenning Farmers 2nd DA Fort 3rd R Johnson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st J Wellock
Champion – J Wellock Reserve – Jennings Farmers
Newly Calven Heifers (5): av £1366 to £1580 DA&SA Fort
Newly Calven Cows (1): to £2250 J Wellock, Oakworth