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. 


Bull Calves

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                    


Heifer Calves                       

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