MARKERT REPORT - MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2014 DAIRY 45 Rearing Calves 28 Dairy Cattle Once again calves a good even trade with black and whites just back on the previous week.

Rearing Calves to £380 (45)

B&W av £75.38 Cont av £295.75 Native av £230.33

Continentals turned out to be a straight trade with Church Farm Enterprises having the pick of the day with a smart black British Blue bull which made £380 and its mate £365. Natives up £30 on the week with Stapletons of Addingham reaching £240 for a bull calf.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £255) to £255 MP Jennings

Brit Blue x (Av £318) to £380 Church Farm Enterprises

Ab Angus (Av £235) to £240 HF Stapleton

MRI (Av £130) to £160 N&R Sutcliffe                             

Black & White (Av £75) to £160 HF Stapleton


Heifer Calves                       

Charolais x (Av £345) to £345 JSS Verity                       

Brit Blue x (Av £271) to £340 HF Stapleton

Simmental (Av £270) to £270 HJ&K Blackwell                             

Ab Angus (Av £215) to £215 HF Stapleton



Craven Dairy Auction (28 head)

A small show of newly calven cattle with 12 forward, plenty of buyers up to and around the £2000 mark but few to push on past. All met a good trade but no exceptional prices today. Incalf heifers were out in force today with a 16 strong entry. Both vendors received a strong trade for the good stamp of stock that they brought with incalf cattle averaging £1640.


Next Sale 24th February (4 Newly Calved, 8 In Calf, 10 Bulling Heifers & 10 Heifer Stirks entered already)


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st Church Farm Enterprises

                                                                      2nd DR Robinson

                                                                      3rd Church Farm Enterprises

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st ASE Crisp


                                In-Calf Heifers:                 1st DA Milner & Son

                                                                       2nd J&J Whitaker

                                                                       3rd DA Milner & Son

Champion – Church Farm Enterprises             Reserve – DR Robinson


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2080 av £1820 J&J Whitaker     


Newly Calven Cows:           to £1750 ASE Crisp


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2280 av £2080 Church Farm Enerprises


Incalf Heifers: to £1910 av £1640.59 J&J Whitaker