Rearing Calves to £400 (61)
B&W av £70.32 Cont av £325.64 Native av £234
Struart Petty of Draughton took the top price of £400 with his fine British Blue bull with all blue bulls averaging £330. Blue heifers were a touch easier with arguably not the sweetest of calves on show averaging £272. Good show right through the black and whites with only an odd bobby calf simmering the average to a respectable £70.32.
Always worth remembering the average age of our calves when comparing prices with Black and White calves 41.2 days old on average and Continentals 44.4 days.
Limousin x (Av £267.5) to £325 N Hitchen
Brit Blue x (Av £330) to £400 SR Petty
Hereford (Av £245) to £285 K&M Berry & Son
Charolais x to £380 A&SL Throup & Son
MRI (Av £126.6) to £148 L&A Watson
Black & White (Av £70.32) to £112 M&R Smith
Limousin x to £220 N Hitchen
Brit Blue x (Av £281) to £350 JR&MJ Moon
Aberdeen Angus (Av £222.5) to £255 RD Guy
Simmental x to £250 A&SL Throup & Son
Craven Dairy Auction (43 head)
Best goods a strong trade with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton topping the day at the illusive £2000 with David and Suzy reaching £1950 and £1920 for two smart pedigree heifers. Certainly a day of two halves with good honest middle of the road heifers arguably a touch easier than last fortnight.
First quality commercials were a handy packet of milkers with a similar average to last fortnight at £1479 with high quality pedigree heifer forcing the average to a healthy £1673.
Incalf were arguably similar with heifer calves getting away nicely again at an average of £265.
Judge – Angus Dean
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st JD Taylor 2nd & 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st & 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd WR Ireland
In-Calf Heifers: 1st & 2nd MGT Corner 3rd I Oliver & Partners
Champion – JD Taylor Reserve – A Lawson & Son
1st Quality Newly Calven Heifers (10): av £1479 to £2000 M Baul & Partners
2nd Quality Newly Calven Heifers (6) av £1010 to £1180
Newly Calven Cows (5): av £1537 to £1680 A Lawson & Sons
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (9): av £1673 to £1950 A Lawson & Son
Incalf Heifers (6): av £1107 to £1280 I Oliver & Partners
Maiden Heifers (4) av £615 G Woodmansey & Son
Heifer Calves (4) av £265 to £310 J&SA Lancaster