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.
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
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