75 Rearing Calves 31 Dairy Cattle A packed market full of livestock at CCM Skipton today with all three selling rings in operation and nearly every pen was used at some stage in the day with stock for sale. There were 309 different sellers and buyers present in the mart successfully trading away, so take a look at today’s report then bring your stock next week to Skipton.

75 Rearing Calves to £410

B&W av £72.15 Cont av £312.30 Native av £227

Strong ringside of buyers for the calf sale today with black and whites and natives hitting top gear right the way through the sale.

A fantastic run of calves from David Holmes, Castley set the trade with some strong shorthorns going past expectation.  Angus calves also sold well with Fred Houseman’s strong calves reaching to a high of £350, not far behind his British Blues which were easier today with Fred topping at £410. 


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £307) to £340 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £410 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Shorthorn (Av £163) to £185 FA Holmes

Ab Angus (Av £302) to £350 Church Farm Enterprises                                              

Black & White (Av £72) to £130 DC Hall                        


Heifer Calves                       

Shorthorn (Av £165) to £190 FA Holmes                      

Brit Blue x (Av £278) to £355 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £230) to £250 JP & KE Hartley                                                


Craven Dairy Auction (30 head)

 A great show of dairy cattle today with the trade despite being steady was up on previous weeks reflecting the quality of the show. The judging of the cattle was done by James Kayley awarding the Top prize to Robin Jennings of South Stainley the heifer by Comestar Lavenguard and giving 28 Litres and heading to Otley at £1820.  Brian Moorhouse of Bell Busk took reserve champion with his 2nd Calver giving 30 litres and only calved a week rocketed to the 3rd top price of the day £1980 to Wick Williams of Nantwich.


On the day it was the heifer from Samantha Sugden that took the top spot with an Andrew Ayrton bred heifer giving 36 Litres, which eventually reached £2280 and heading just down the road to John Howards at Heslaker.


Other top prices were, David and Claire Lawson with a cracking heifer from some top quality breeding reaching £2000 and heading to regular buyer James Kayley of Halton West.  




Judge – James Kayley

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

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st GB Moorhouse 2nd & 3rd A Lawson & Son

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd WM Birkley & Son

                                Champion –GB Jennings                     Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1544 to £1760 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (5): av £1666 to £1980 GB Moorhouse  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1816 to £2280 SJ Sugden


Brown Swiss Newly Calven Hfrs & Cows (2): av £1775 to £1800 D&P Brown


Incalf Heifers (7): av £1121 to £1480 WM Birkley & Sons