Craven Dairy Auction (58 head) Brian Moorhouse takes the Christmas Dairy Championship once again with his 31 litre Grafeeti Daughter, which went on to sell for £2220 to John Howard of Heslaker. The next in line was a sweet pedigree heifer from David Lawson of Arthington boasting 5 generations of VG or Ex sold for £1800 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester. A large show of youngstock met a fluctuating trade with incalf heifers arguably a straight trade considering the current industry circumstances, however a healthy ringside of buyers meant for a healthy trade. Chris Drake took home the Frank Wade Perpetual Trophy for his Incalf heifer (due to the Aberdeen Angus for Feb) she sold for £1010 to David Shuttleworth of Gargrave.


The J Ibbotson Trophy for best maiden went to Peter Baul of Bishop Thornton with an Overside Dragon daughter topping his trade at £800 selling to Messrs Ishmael of Orrell.



Judge – Alan Throup

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st GB Moorhouse               2nd A Lawson & Son             3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son              2nd MD Parkinson                 3rd GB Jennings

                                Incalf:                                     1st 2nd 3rd CJ&DD Drake                      

                    Maiden:                                 1st & 2nd M Baul                    3rd CJ&DD Drake

                                Champion –          GB Moorhouse                     Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (av £1644 ): to £2220 GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Cows (av £1519): to £1700 A Lawson & Son  


Newly Calven Heifers (av £1280): to £1280 WR Ireland & Son


Incalf Heifers (av £943.33): to £1010 CJ&DD Drake


Pedigree Maiden Heifers (av £683.09) to £800 M Baul & Partners


Maiden Heifers (av £717.5) to £780 CJ&DD Drake


Heifer Stirks (av £248) to £300 DR Robinson




Rearing Calves to £420 (42)

Dairy av £76.88 Cont av £308.45 Native av £177.47

A quieter show of calves at CCM this morning following the Christmas Calf Show, however heady prices were still seen for the best of the calves today with Robert Metcalfe from Brearton topping at £420 for a lovely British Blue Heifer. A run of Continental stirks from A Twell & Co saw some healthy bidding reaching £650 twice for some Continental bullocks with a brace of Blue heifers at £600.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £310) to £320 RE Ayrton & Son                           

Brit Blue x (Av £305.75) to £380 JF Longster & Son                                                    

Aberdeen Angus (Av £195) to £290 JM Smith & Son

Simmental X (Av £250) to £250 JM Smith & Son

Norwegian Red (Av £44.67) to £48 J Gooch                

Black & White (Av £76.88) to £145 H&M Dugdale & Son                         


Heifer Calves                                                                       

Ab Angus (Av £157.5) to £160 JM Smith & Son                                                           

British Blue (Av £345.83) to £420 RD Metcalfe & Son

Lim (Av £206.67) to £290 RD Metcalfe & Son


Continental Stirks

British Blue Bullocks av £650 to £650 A Twell & Co

Limousin Bullock av £650 to £650 A Twell & Co

Limousin Heifer av £562 to £580 A Twell & Co

British Blue Heifer av £596.6 to £600 A Twell & Co