Rearing Calves to (62) £440 B&W av £71.95 Cont av £380.29 Native av £183.6 A strong show of rearing calves today, with mainly continentals on show with over half British Blue’s. With Suckler men in attendance trade was particularly strong for sweet British Blue heifers topping at £430 and 16 British Blue’s over £400. Strong show of calves needed for next week with buyers looking for strong well fleshed calves in all classes.

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £355) to £420 RD Metcalfe & Son                       

Brit Blue x (Av £395) to £440 JR&MJ Moon & Church Farm Enterprises                

Ab Ang x (Av £185) to £255 JR&MJ Moon                                                     

Saler  to £240 RL Wright & Son                                       

Black & White (Av £71.95) to £150 JC&DJ Marshall                    


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £273) to £300 JC&DJ Marshall                              

Brit Blue x (Av £369) to £430 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £168) to £190 JC Marshall                                                       


Craven Dairy Auction (15 head)

 A stronger ringside of buyers with a good portion ringside on lookers competing hard for milkers though a few heifers struggled to breach the £1800 barrier. The champion another sweet heifer from Peter Baul of Watergate farm, Bishop Thornton and first in the ring set the tone for the day ending up at £2000 which was bought by Mr Williams of Cheshire. Reserve Champion from Brian Moorhouse managed to do one better with a Windbrook Daughter giving 32 kgs and reached the top price of the day of £2020 to Mr Williams again.


Judge – Aubrey Greenhalgh

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st M Baul & Son        2nd GB Moorhouse          3rd SJ Sugden

Newly Calven Cows:            1st J Wellock

Champion – M Baul & Son Reserve – GB Moorhouse


Newly Calven Heifers (7):  av £1458 to £1720 ASE Crisp


Newly Calven Cows (1): to £1450


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (6): av £1866 to £2020 GB Moorhouse


Pedigree Holstein Bull to £1500 A Lawson & Son