Craven Dairy Auction Christmas Show 42 head to £2500. Weekly Calf Sale 72 head to £400 B&W av £56.46 Cont av £246 Native av £165

Craven Dairy Auction Christmas Show (42 head)

 A busy day with the Christmas Dairy Sale and by far one of the best shows of cattle this year with quality right through the shippon.  Trade was slow and steady and not helped by further doom and gloom in the industry, but the sale got underway with a certain hype and enthusiasm. Trade did get going through the middle of the sale with the arrival of the champion from David Lawson which was 21 days calved and giving 32 Litres, the heifer eventually reached £2500 and was knocked down to regular supporter Stephen Jeanes and his Son Edward.


All in all there was a straight trade for most animals considering the circumstances with the show of cattle probably not reaching their deserved value. Next Sale 15th December, let’s hope things look a little better by then.   


Judge – Ian Collins

Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st A Lawson & Son              2nd JJ&JD Booth                     3rd M Swires

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Swires                           2nd T&DA Penrose                3rd DE&MA Booth

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st 2nd 3rd RA&HE Simpson

                                Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – JJ&JD Booth      


Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1739 to £1920 M Swires


Newly Calven Cows (4): av £1590 to £1920 M Swires  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (22): av £1755 to £2500 A Lawson & Son


Incalf Heifers (10):

av £1210 to £1400 RA&HE Simpson

Rearing Calves to £400

B&W av £56.46 Cont av £246 Native av £165

Good show of calves with the Christmas Show next week and trade remained good particularly for young Continental calves and Black and White Bulls.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £234) to £290 AP Townend                  

Brit Blue x (Av £272) to £400 Church Farm Enterprise                              

Saler (Av £205) to £245 P Sharp & Son                                                          

Mont Bel (Av £175) to £192 K Talbot                                             

Black & White (Av £56) to £128 RL Wright & Son                       


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x to £150 PJ Bolland                         

Brit Blue x (Av £253) to £370 Church Farm Enterprise                              

Hereford to £165 K&M Berry                                                          

Saler to £135 RL Wright & Son