51 Rearing Calves & 24 Dairy Cattle -
Rearing Calves to £440
B&W av £115 Cont av £343 Native av £170
Calves were a strong trade today with black and whites a serious price with an average of £115 with some cracking sorts from the likes of John Blackwell and Ralph Guy making strong money at £130 and £120 but Graham Hayton topped with a 9 wk Friesian at £240. British Blues could march easily into the £400’s and topping £440 for Church Farm Enterprises with bulls averaging £360.
Limousin’s would be the straightest price on the day with 5 averaging in the late £280’s with calves only 4-5 weeks old.
Worth noting the age of these calves when comparing types.
Limousin x (Av £250) to £250 JC&DJ Marshall
Brit Blue x (Av £360) to £440 Church Farm Enterprises
Simmental x (Av £302) to £360 DL Leeming
Black & White (Av £115) to £240 G Hayton & EC Stocks
Limousin x (Av £282) to £290 JC&DJ Marshall
Brit Blue x (Av £308) to £390 A Sowray & Son
Ab Angus (Av £170) to £170 DA Fort
Craven Dairy Auction (24 head)
Judge – Richard Crabtree
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st A Lawson & Son 2nd H Bradley & Son 3rd A Lawson & Son
Newly Calven Cows: 1st H Downs & Son
Champion – A Lawson & Son Reserve – H Bradley & Son
1st Class Newly Calven Heifers (10): av £1561 to £1740 ASE Crisp
2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers (7): av £1330 to £1480
Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1420 to £1600 H Downs & Son
Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (4): av £1672 to £1820 H Bradley & Son