Craven Dairy Auction (27 head) All the signs this morning were for a dire trade with no one in the shippon until 5 minutes prior to the sale and miraculously turned into a better trade than the last two sales. Pre Sale show Champion from Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton calved 21 days and giving 32kgs went on to top the sale at £1780 with Robin Jennings taking the Reserve Champion Rosette with a heifer bred by the Late John Whittaker of Laneshawbridge and giving 33kgs at 18 days calved and sold for £1700. Incalf heifers were also a good trade with the 4 on offer averaging £1058 and selling to £1120 for a big strong heifer from David and Jill Pennock.

Judge – James Kayley 

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Partners 2nd GB Jennings 3rd Thimbleby Farms

Newly Calven Cows:            1st  WR Ireland 2nd N Parker 3rd WR Ireland

In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers and Partners 2nd and 3rd E Pennock & Son

Champion – M Baul & Partners        Reserve – GB Jennings


Newly Calven Heifers (18): av £1188 to £1780 M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £840 to £900 WR Ireland


Incalf Heifers (4): av £1058 to £1120 E Pennock & Son


Heifer Calves (3)  av £180 to £180 C Watson

Rearing Calves to £435 (64)

B&W av £69 Cont av £318.42 Native av £223.4

Calves still finding an Insatiable trade once again with not the best show of calves forward but they were met with a blistering prices for what they were.  Blues topped the day’s trade with John Blackwell, Gargrave topping with a Bull at £435 and one of Johnny Moons of Wigglesworth run of 8 at £415. More even show of Limousin’s saw the top price of £395 from Graham Hayton help the average up to £360 for bulls. British Blue heifers were well fought over by numerous bidders with 7 of 13 over £300 to top at £385 from JP&KE Hartley with some small calves tempering the average back to £282.

With 90% of the calves beef bred the few black and whites were hard fought over and sold to a strong average for what was on offer, more needed.

Interesting to note when comparing the average age of today’s calves was 47 days.


NB: Calf Show Next Week with the Best Calves up for Grabs. Show 10.30am and Sale 11am


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £360) to £395 Hayton & Stocks                           

Brit Blue x (Av £350.88) to £435 HJ&K Blackwell                        

Simmental x to £365 CN&SA Harrison                                                           

MRI to £175 N&R Sutcliffe               

Ab Angus (Av £236) to £275 JM Smith & Son

Hereford X to £235 J Wellock

Saler (Av £232) to £300 JT Thornber                              

Black & White (Av £69.17) to £100 ML&JE Kayley & Son                           


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x  to £250 JC Marshall                      

Brit Blue x (Av £282.31) to £385 JP&KE Hartley                          

Ab Angus (Av £210.83) to £255 JC Marshall

Blonde x (Av 252.50) to £280 N&R Sutcliffe

Simmental x to £255 CN&SA Harrison                                                           

Saler (Av £217.5) to £235 JT Thornber