Craven Dairy Auction (51 head) The late August show and sale of Dairy Cattle welcomed the Yorkshire Holstein Club to the ring with a fine show of Pedigree and Commercial dairy cattle right the way down the Shippon. The Pedigree Championship Judged by Edward Fort was given to the Dalesbrad herd of Alan and Susan Throup of Higher House, Silsden Moor. Dalesbrad Destry Peony a superb heifer by the bull Scientific Destry was calved 28 days and giving 30kgs went on to sell for the day’s top price of £1950. The second prized heifer behind the Champion in class was a lovely 2yr old heifer from David and Dee Holmes of Castley with Holmedale Hercules Poppy 2, by the Butterfield Ingleview Hercules and boasting a lot of milk in its back pedigree this went on to sell for £1780 to Wick Williams of Nantwich. Brian Moorhouse of the Aireburn Herd took the next top price with his Aireburn Charlie Rilla heifer, the heifer whose dam a EX92 cow who has done 100 ton at Hesper Farm sold for £1700 to Brian Blezard of Ribchester.


The bull section saw David Lawson’s Newbirks Jazzman hard bid for. A tremendous bull for 15 mths of age and half brother to the Yorkshire Show Champion and European 2nd Prize Newbirks Jazz 1584, sired by Bassingthorpe Bossman and stellar back pedigree went on to sell for £2700 to Angus Dean of AL Dean & Son, Toft House, Threshfield.


A good line up of Maidens was headed by a lovely bulling heifer from the up and coming Startover Herd of Brimham Lodge Farm. Startover Glauco Jasmine 2  Sired by the Toc- Farm Duplex Glauco took 1st prize in class and went on to sell for £850 to Aubrey Greenhalgh of Enchanted Holsteins. Alan Throup of the Dalesbrad herd wasn’t far behind with his 16mth old heifer Dalesbrad Ponder Gwennie, Sired by Coldsprinjgs Ponder sold for £840 to Simon Spensley of High gate, Gargrave.




Judge – Edward Fort, Silmoor Herd, Silsden Moor


Prize Awards:       Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers:       1st A&SL Throup 2nd FA Holmes & Son 3rd A & SL Throup

                                Commercial Heifers             1st MD Parkinson & Sons 2nd RW&M Walker 3rd GB Moorhouse

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st A Lawson & Son 2nd PJ Waring

                                Maiden Heifers:                   1st Brimham Lodge 2nd A&SL Throup 3rd RE Ayrton

                                Champion – A&SL Throup Reserve – A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Heifers: av £1307.25 to £1680 MD Parkinson & Son 


Pedigree Newly Calven Cows: av £1375 to £1400 A Lawson & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: av £1453 to £1950 A&SL Throup


Incalf Heifers: av £1080  to £1140  I Olivers & Partners


Maiden Heifers av £671 to £850  WP Gratton


Next Sale 12th September:  25 Incalf Heifer and 10 Bulling Heifer from DL Leeming Ltd, Burnt Yates



Rearing Calves to £435 (74)

B&W av £84 Cont av £353 Native av £284

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £333) to £370                           A Sowray&Son

Brit Blue x (Av £378) to £430                           Church Farm Enterprises

Simx (Av £408) to £445                                     G Hayton&EC Stocks                                                                                                           

Ab Angus (Av £253) to £270                             Church Farm Enterprises                  

Black & White (Av £84) to £225                       JP&KE Hartley      

Steer Calves

Brit Blue x £350                                                   JR Dodgson&Son 


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £311) to £330                           A Sowray&Son                    

Brit Blue x (Av £338) to £430                           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Ab Angus (Av £316) to £345                             Church Farm Enterprises                                                  

Saler to £275                                                        RL Wright&Son