Craven Dairy Auction (11 head) A few extras to the catalogue were a welcome addition to a quiet show of milkers. A few less buyers present but still all heifers were sold by the end of the sale with 1st and 2nd prize heifers topping the sale at £1650 from Sally Wellock of Oakworth and Wilson Stewart, Carlisle respectively. Middle of the road heifers harder to place with future feed stocks beginning to become a concern despite farm gate price increases.

Judge – Andrew Townsend

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st J Wellock 2nd WR Stewart 3rd J Wellock

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock

                                Champion – J Wellock        Reserve – WR Stewart


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1502): to £1650 J Wellock; £1650 WR Stewart


Newly Calven Cows:

to 1100 J Wellock  


Rearing Calves to £430 (62)

B&W av £79.64 Cont av £306.33 Native av £188.40

Stirks (16) av £478 to £600


A much stronger show of calves on offer today with some heady prices throughout the sale. Black and White calves were out in stronger numbers this morning averaging £80.64 and topping at £140 for a strong bull from AP Townsend, Soutfield, Burnley. British Blue bulls from Church Farm Enterprises topped at £400, however it was stronger heifers which were good to sell today with Church Farm again taking top honours s at £430 and £420 however younger heifers were harder to place between £330 and £250. A lot of native calves about with some very tasty Aberdeen Angus bulls not over priced averaging £258.75 with heifers a straight trade at £170 average.


Stirks: First sale of Stirks in the Stirton ring this Monday and a straight trade was had for the 16 head on offer. Top price came in the form of a cracking 4 month old BB x Stirk which sold for £600 with Heifer stirks topping at £500 twice with all stirks averaging £478. A large on looking crowd were there to witness the sale. Watch this space another sale coming soon, in the mean time next Stirk sale is Saturday the 28th July with entries closing Monday next week.    


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £230) to £275 G&PS Fleetwood                          

Brit Blue x (Av £355) to £400 Church Farm Enteprises                                                              

Aberdeen Angus (Av £258.75) to £265 PJ&JE Bolland

Hereford X (Av £215) to £215 ID&JC Briggs

Longhorn (Av £160) to £160 AP Townsend

Black & White (Av £80.64) to £140 AP Townsend                      


Heifer Calves                                                                                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £170) to £210 JP&KE Hartley                                                    

British Blue (Av £305.57) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises

Lim (Av £226) to £280 D Clarke

Longhorn (Av £137.5) to £160 AP Townsend

Hereford (Av 150) to £150 x2 ID&JC Briggs


Steers Stirks

Limousin (av £482.5) to £500 A Twell & Co

British Blue (av £523.3) to £600 A Twell & Co


Heifer Stirks

Limousin (av £466.67) to £500 A Twell & Co

British Blue (av £458.33) to £500 A Twell & Co