Craven Dairy Auction (29 head) A hard day selling with a lot of strong dairy cattle hard sold, the knock on effect of the downturn in the dairy sector. Robert Crisp took top honours with David Lawson taking a deserved second in the show ring. But all eyes were on the sale ring with concerns how much cheaper the milkers would be. Thankfully a responsive ringside made the cattle a straighter trade than first predicted with a respectable overall average for 1st Class and Pedigree Heifers of £1751 and Cows £1606.

Prize Awards:
       Newly Calven Heifers:         1st & 3rd A Lawson & Son 2nd EH North & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:            1st ASE Crisp    2nd H Downs & Son    3rd D&P Brown

                                In-Calf Heifers:                     1st MGT Corner

Champion – ASE Crisp                         Reserve – A Lawson & Son


1st Class Newly Calven Heifers:  to £1900 av £1685 H Downs & Son


2nd Class Newly Calven Heifers: to £1540 av £1275 Rusby Dairies             


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers: to £2000 av £1950 A Lawson & Son


Newly Calven Cows: to £1920 av £1606 ASE Crisp

Rearing Calves to £440 (104)

B&W av £60.26 Cont av £351 Native av £130

Strong show of calves with a good following for all types of calf with a large proportion of blues making strong prices with a number getting nicely into £400’s and topping at £440. Black and Whites were again making good prices with an overall average of £60.26 topping with a Pure Friesian from Stephen Marshall reaching £138.


Don’t forget 95%+ of the entry are 1 ½ month old or younger.


Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £375) to £390 N Shaw & Son

Brit Blue x (Av £359) to £440 A Sowray & Son

Simmental (Av £175) to £230 MD&HE Wallbank

Ab Angus (Av £100) to £100 GD&JC Holme                  

Black & White (Av £60.26) to £138 JC&DJ Marshall


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £225) to £225 DL Leeming Ltd                            

Brit Blue x (Av £331) to £390 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £130) to £130 JM Smith & Son                                                               

Black & White (Av £240) to £240 JR&MJ Moon