Craven Dairy Auction (55 head)
A smaller show of milkers but a big show of followers today with the Final part of dispersal from David Leeming at Burnt Yates who brought 27 Incalf Heifers and 7 Maidens. In the Pre Sale show Frank Wrathall judged the two Heifers from Robert Crisp of Calton in Malhamdale to be Champion and Reserve with Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk in 3rd with his heifer.
The 27 litre, 11 day calved heifer from Robert Crisp went on to sell for the Sale high price of £1700 to Alf and Andrew Townsend of Southfield. The second highest price of the day was yet another handy cow from David Fort of Glusburn which sold for £1460 to Wick Williams, Cheshire.
In the Incalf and Maiden class the 1st Prize incalf Heifer from Olivers of Darley sold for £1160 to David Shuttleworth of Gargrave.
David Leeming of Burnt Yates topped heifers at £1120 for his mid to long dated Incalf heifers with plenty around the £1000 mark.
In the Maidens some yearlings to Bulling from David Leeming sold to £690 with some younger maidens topping at £500 three times.
Judge – Frank Wrathall
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st & 2nd ASE Crisp & Son 3rd GB Moorhouse
Newly Calven Cows: 1st DA&S Fort 2nd M Cass
In-Calf Heifers: 1st I Oliver & Partners 2nd DL Leeming 3rd ML&JE Kayley & Son
Champion – ASE Crisp & Son Reserve – ASE Crisp & Son
Newly Calven Heifers: av £1342 to £1700 ASE Crisp
Newly Calven Cows: av £1230 to £1460 DA&S Fort
Incalf Heifers: av £890 to £1160 I Olivers & Partners
Maiden Heifers av £488 to £690 DL Leeming Ltd
91 Rearing Calves to £420
B&W av £65.23 Cont av £323.93 Native av £256.3
Healthy number of calves forward again this week with a healthy trade to match. The top price calf of the day came from the Townsend Family of Southfield, Burnley with a sweet British Blue Bull to £420. Johnny and Simon Moon from Wigglesworth had a good run of 6 week old calves topping at £410 and Fred and Mark Houseman saw there 6 Blue Bulls average £408.
Natives again a were hard fought over with Bulls and Heifers averaging over £250 with heifers at £258.6 and Bulls £253 with Mr Houseman topping both at £305 and £310 respectively but plenty of others in the late £200’s.
Black and Whites reached £152 for a pure Friesian bull from Stephen Marshall of West End and John Marshall of Dacre not far behind at £150. Right through black and whites averaged £65.23 with plenty in the late £80’s and £90’s.
Limousin x (Av £268.33) to £385 D Clarke
Brit Blue x (Av £362.5) to £420 AP Townsend
Blonde x (Av £262.50) to £275 N&R Sutcliffe
Simmental to £300 to CN &SA Harrison
Ab Angus (Av £253.75) to £310 Church Farm Enterprises
Charolais to £350 M Mallinson
Black & White (Av £65.23) to £152 JC&DJ Marshall
Limousin x (Av £235) to £300 JC Marshall
Brit Blue x (Av £302.8) to £350 JR&MJ Moon
Ab Angus (Av £257) to £305 Church Farm Enterprises
Blonde to £300 N&R Sutcliffe