Craven Dairy Auction (13 head)
Suzy Lawson took the honours today with a cracking Pedigree 2nd Calver. The pre-sale show kindly judged by Aubrey Greenhalgh saw some quality animals on offer however it was the Cow from Lawson’s that was the clear winner. Boasting 48 litres and calved 14 days, after giving over 10,000 litres as a heifer at Newbirks as she went on to sell for £1980 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.
Selling for the next highest price was almost the last animal in the ring. The 30kg, fortnight calved heifer from John Ireland of Thorpe Bassett near Malton ended up selling for £1980 to John Howard of Skipton.
On the whole a nice show of cattle down the shippon today meant for some strong averages despite there being several faces turning up to the ringside last minute before sale. Don’t forget the next Sale is the Christmas show on the 3rd of December.
Judge – Aubrey Greenhalgh
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st M&R Smith 2nd WR Ireland 3rd ASE Crisp
Newly Calven Cows: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd MD Parkinson
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – M&R Smith
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £1742): to £1980 WR Ireland & Son
Newly Calven Heifers (av £1512): to £1620 WR Ireland & Son
Newly Calven Cows (av £1666.66): to £1980 A Lawson & Son
Rearing Calves to £ (69)
Dairy av £32.40 Cont av £213.69 Native av £125
A harder day in the calf ring today with quality certainly not as strong as previous weeks, however the better end of the calves could still command a strong price. David Calvert of West Marton saw the best of the trade with two strong British Blue bulls at £370 and £380 along with £260 for a sweet young limousin heifer.
Not as much strength in the black and white calves today with £65 topping the trade for a bull from Samantha Sugden. Native bulls again saw a premium for the better quality calves with Flasby Estates seeing £275 for their strong bull calf.
On the whole an up and down sort of trade today with an odd face missing on the smaller calves making a significant difference on price with a lot of the best calves being held back for next weeks Christmas calf show.
NB Christmas Calf Show next week, Show 10.30am and Sale 11am.
Limousin x (Av £270) to £350 D Calvert & Son
Brit Blue x (Av £251) to £380, £370 D Calvert & Son
Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £275 Flasby Estates
Dairy Shorthorn (Av £32) to £40 Flasby Estates
Hereford X (Av £125) to £125 Flasby Estates
Simmental (Av £190) to £200 D Calvert & Son
Black & White (Av £35.4) to £65 SJ Sugden
Simmental x (Av £250) to £250 D Calvert & Son
Ab Angus (Av £56) to £85 GB Moorhouse
British Blue (Av £167.5) to £170 P Sharp & Son
Lim (Av £211.25) to £260 D Calvert & Son