Craven Dairy Auction (56 head) A handy show of dairy cattle for the Christmas Show with Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton taking the top honours with his Pedigree heifer that had been calved 28 days and giving 32 Litres. Judge Helen Herd found this to be her favourite and rightly so selling to the days top price of £2000. The Baul family also took Reserve Champion with his second heifer and reached joint second highest price of £1850 and joined Roger Naylor of Langbar.

Right throughout the sale milkers sold well with David Leeming of Burnt Yates receiving a strong following topping at £1640 for a 3rd Calver giving 36 Litres. Jennings Farmers of Fountains reached £1700 for a Pedigree Heifer giving 32kgs and sold again to the Naylor Family.


The Frank Wade Perpetual Trophy was won by I Olivers and Partners with their good entry due to calve in January to the Aberdeen Angus and sold to £1210.


Judge – Helen Herd

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Partners 2nd M Baul & Partners 3rd RW&M Walker

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st PJ Waring 2nd A Lawson & Son 3rd DL Leeming Ltd 

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st I Olivers & Partners 2nd I Olivers & Partners 3rd CR Green

                                Champion – M Baul & Partners        Reserve – M Baul & Partners


Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1544 to £1700 RW&M Walker


2nd Quality Heifers (3) av £965 to £1080


Newly Calven Cows (10): av £1351 to £1680 A Lawson & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (13): av £1613 to £2000 M Baul & Partners 


Incalf Heifers (4): to £1210 I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers (11) av £514 to £570 AP Lumb


 Heifer Calves (6) av £303.3 to £320 J&SA Lancaster

Rearing Calves to £420 (58)

B&W av £75.29 Cont av £302.6 Native av £200.83


Bull Calves                            

Brit Blue x (Av £308.13) to £420 Church Farm Enterprises                       

Aberdeen Angus (Av £208) to £275 RE Ayrton & Son                                                                

MRI (Av £151) to £188 L&A Watson                                              

Black & White (Av £75.29) to £110 JC Marshall & Son                               


Heifer Calves                                                       

Brit Blue x (Av £274.6) to £405 Church Farm Enterprises                         

Ab Angus to £165 RE Ayrton & Son