Rearing Calves to £370 B&W av £79 Cont av £298.2 Native av £180.8 Black and whites were certainly good to sell with a handy trade throughout the sale with Limousin’s also on the end of a better trade. Other continentals a touch easier in places although a strong calf from Jonny Moon of Wigglesworth went on to top the day at £370 for a sweet British Blue Bull.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £292) to £328 C&M Hall                        

Brit Blue x (Av £311) to £370 JR&MJ Moon                  

Aberdeen Angus (Av £211.5) to £260 JP&KE Hartley

Simmental x to £350 J&SA Lancaster                             

MRI to £188 J&SA Lancaster                                            

Black & White (Av £79) to £170 FA Holmes & Son                      


Heifer Calves                       

Brit Blue x (Av £259) to £355 J&SA Lancaster                              

Ab Angus (Av £154) to £205 C&M Hall                                                          

Black & White to £260 J&SA Lancaster                                                          


Craven Dairy Auction (36 head)

A mixed show of newly calven cattle met with more resistance than of late. The better end on the day reached mid teens of hundreds, Peter Bauls champion Heifer, calved three weeks on 32 litres making £1600 selling to Alf & Andrew Townsend. Brian Moorhouse of Hesper Farm had another heifer in this price range at £1500, whilst regular vendors Messrs Ireland of Thorpe Bassett reached £1520 with a 3rd calved cow on 42 Litres and David Booth of Broom House selling at £1500 for a 2nd calved cow giving 45 litres.


Judge – Colin Whitelock

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Partners             2nd Church Farm                3rd GB Moorhouse

Newly Calven Cows:            1st DE&MA Booth                    2nd WR Ireland                   3rd DL Leeming

Champion – M Baul & Partners        Reserve – DE&MA Booth


Newly Calven Heifers (14): av £1234 to £1600 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (12): av £1040.8 to £1520 WR Ireland & Son


Heifer Calves (10): to £320 J&SA Lancaster