85 Rearing Calves to £460 B&W av £57.08 Cont av £321 Native av £203 Good show of calves today with quality present right the way through the sale, there were strong prices for all stamps of calf with the top price coming from Richard Spence of Sutton who made £460 for a British Blue Bull. Other notable prices were £240 from David Holmes for a Shorthorn Bull and £430 for a British Blue Heifer from Church Farm Enterprises. A strong trade which looks good coming in to Next Weeks CALF SHOW!! Judging: 10.30am Sale 11am Prizes for all Classes and Strong trades expected


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £290) to £355 JH Bradley & Son                          

Brit Blue x (Av £370) to £460 F Spence                         

Blonde x to £340 N&R Sutcliffe

Shorthorn (Av £222) to £240 FA Holmes & Son

Ab Angus (Av £193) to £260 DA Fort                                                             

MRI to £60 N&R Sutcliffe

Saler to £210 RL Wright & Son                                        

Black & White (Av £57) to £160 F Spence                     


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £250 J Gooch                              

Brit Blue x (Av £283)to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                              

Ab Angus (Av £190) to £200 M Mosley                                                         

Saler to £180 GD & JC Holme & Son               

Simmental to £182 JM Smith & Son                                               


Craven Dairy Auction (32 head)

 A good show of dairy cows today with a busy ringside throughout the sale though they were certainly a choosey ringside.  Robin Jennings of South Stainley hit the top step in the judging ring and went on to just fall short of the 2000 mark at £1980.

Regular trade topper David Lawson had a fine heifer which rocketed to £2300 and heading to Richard Sutcliffe of Queensbury.

Robert Crisp of Calton wasn’t far behind with a deep black heifer reaching £2100.


Despite the big prices some heifers did struggle and it shows in the averages but overall and considering the state of the industry the sale went well.


Judge – Wick Williams

Prize Awards:      

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

Newly Calven Cows:            1st JN&J Rennard

In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd & 3rd WG Walmsley

Champion – GB Jennings    Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers (8): to £2100 av £1654 ASE Crisp & Son 


Newly Calven Cows (2): av £1450 to £1620 JN&J Rennard


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (11): av £1912 to £2300 A Lawson & Son


Incalf Heifers (11): to £1220 av £1090 WG Walmsley