Rearing Calves to £430 (92) B&W av £67 Cont av £306 Native av £186.57 A decent show of calves received a straight trade right through the sale with the best calves forging a strong trade. Black and Whites held back by some plain calves right the way through the sale with plenty handy goods above £100’s. Continentals were still good to sell with three full trailers of calves receiving a fair trade for their consignments. NB there is a calf sale next week on the 21st with a usual consignment expected then there is no sale until the 4th of January.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £241) to £340 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £312) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Aberdeen Angus x (Av £167) to £185 JP&KE Hartley                                                 

Simmental to £350 HJ&K Blackwell

MRI (Av £235) to £370 J&SA Lancaster         

Saler (Av £201) to £230 Town Head Farm Products

Hereford (Av £202.5) to £255 JP&KE Hartley                              

Black & White (Av £67) to £125 HJ&K Blackwell                          


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £260 Hayton & Stocks                              

Brit Blue x (Av £280.3) to £380 Church Farm Enteprises                           

Aberdeen Angus (Av £133) to £140 Chadwick and Leaver                                                                                                                        


Craven Dairy Auction (71 head)

 A testing day in the dairy ring today, with 71 in total up for grabs at this month’s For Farmers dairy sale. With the projected future of the EU dairy industry predicted to be fairly bleak for the near future according to a recent EU report and the slide in the cull cow ring made for little enthusiasm ringside this cold afternoon. However a strong shippon full of cattle was presented in front of buyers with Wick Williams tasked with picking his favourite. Robin Jennings had a sweet heifer giving 34 Litres which went onto to be chosen as the days champion and sold for £1620 to the Judge. In second place was Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton with a fine heifer which went on to make the top price of the day at £1750 to Local buyer John Howard.


Chris Broadwith and Olivers and Partners were the vendors of the strong entry of Incalf heifers with 11 averaging £1007. Sam Middleton of Wawne near Hull brought 14 bulling heifers topping at £920 for a Rhaposdy heifer and bought by Aubrey Greenhalgh. Joss Lancaster had another pen of calves with 7 averaging £268.      


Judge – Wick Williams

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st GB Jennings  2nd M Baul & Partners  3rd SJ Sugden  

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st Church Farm Enterprises 2nd DL Leeming Ltd 3rd Calvert Bros

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers & Partners 2nd FA Broadwith 3rd FA Broadwith

                                Champion – GB Jennings    Reserve – M Baul & Partners  


Newly Calven Heifers (23): av £1266 to £1750 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (17): av £1121 to £1380 Church Farm Enterprise  & DL Leeming Ltd  


 Incalf Heifers (11): av £1007 to £1080 I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers (13) av £581 to £920 SG&LC Middleton


Heifer Calves (7) av £268 to £310 J&SA Lancaster