Craven Dairy Auction (52 head) Yet again a big entry for Skipton Dairy Auction with 52 Head forward. Despite a number of buyers away snatching 2nd Cut silage or Hay trade remained good, with topping prices of £3,000 for the Champion from David and Claire Lawson, and £2,000 for an Incalf 2nd Calver from J Whittaker, Laneshawbridge. The champion chosen by Stephen Coates of Baildon Moor was a Newly Calven Pedigree Heifer giving 32L from the Lawson family and was hard fought over by keen supporters of Lawson Cattle and was snapped up by the Jeanes family.

Brian Moorhouse once again reached the heights of £2,600 for the second time in as many sales with Resever Champion Cow from the Whittaker Family reaching £1820 for a well bagged 3rd Calver.


The final portion of the Whittaker Dispersal was consigned to this sale and a fitting end became the family with yet again a well supported sale. All milkers and Incalf Cows sold well with the pick of the bunch a Dairy Shorthorn X Cow incalf to British Friesian selling to Tom Green of Wigan for £2000. The Family will be Sorely missed around the dairy ring.


Next Sale 28th July

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

                                Newly Calven Cows:           1st J Whitaker            2nd & 3rd N Hitchen

                                In-Calf Heifers:                  1st 2nd & 3rd MGT Corner

Champion – A Lawson & Son             Reserve – J Whitaker


Newly Calven Heifers:  to £2150 av £1650 RG Johnson & Son  


Newly Calven Cows: to £1820 av £1394 J Whittaker


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £3000 av £1922 A Lawson & Son


In Calf Cow:  to £2000 av £1380 J Whittaker, Laneshawbridge


In Calf Heifer:  to £1800 av £1392 MGT Corner  


Maiden Heifer: to £820 JR Taylor & Son


Heifer Calves: to £300 av £209.25 J Whittaker

101 Rearing Calves to £460

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £282) to £370           KH E SK Hitchen

Brit Blue x (Av £360) to £460           P&RM Sutcliffe

Simmental (Av £228) to £275          DL Leeming

Hereford (Av £134) to £205             HJ&K Blackwell

Ab Angus (Av £134) to £180             SJ Sugden                             

Black & White (Av £36) to £125       E Bradley


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £377) to £390           AP Townsend                      

Brit Blue x (Av £306) to £385           P&RM Sutcliffe                    

Ab Angus (Av £46) to £50                  H Bradley          

Hereford ( Av £46) to £50                 J Whittaker