Craven Dairy Auction (48 head) A mixed show of cattle with support for all types, right from the word go. Regular show toppers the Lawson family were once again Champions with a lovely Pedigree Newly Calven Heifer 5 weeks calved and giving 34kgs eventually getting knocked down to the returning father and son team of Stephen and Edward Jeanes, Glusburn. Reserve Champion heifer from Robin & Cath Jennings, a fine beast calved 12 days and giving a tank filling 35kgs reaching a straight price of £2020 to regular Jennings supporter Brian Blezard of Ribchester.

Other notable prices in the milkers was  a lovely 2nd Calver from the Wellock family off the top of Oakworth giving 36kgs eventually reaching £2020 and is on its way to Mirfield with George and Pauline Fleetwood. The Lawsons also reached £2180 with their 3rd Prize heifer and Peter Baul of Watergate farm reached £2100 and as it happens are both heading to Ribchester.
In-calf cattle were well fought over with some smart entrants coming from Robin Jennings and Mick Corner. All were snapped up quickly to a high of £1720 and an average of £1586.


In the youngstock a run of good bulling heifers from Richard Burton, Fellbeck received a warm reception topping the maiden heifers at £920. Yearlings and calves were part of the ongoing dispersal from J&J Whittaker with competition as hot for these as any beast entered today, £750 was the top with a yearling average £633 and Calves romping to top at £420 and an average £340.


Next Sale to Include the Sale of the Milking Portion from the Whittaker family, Laneshawbridge (Approx 30+ head)     


Prize Awards:       Newly Calven Heifers:        1st A Lawson & Son

                                                                          2nd GB Jennings

                                                                          3rd A Lawson & Son

                                Newly Calven Cows:         1st J Wellock

                                                                          2nd JN&J Rennard

                                In-Calf Heifers:                 1st GB Jennings

                                                                           2nd MGT Corner

                                                                           3rd MGT Corner

                                Maiden Heifers:                 1st JP&EA Burton

                                                                           2nd JP&EA Burton

                                                                           3rd JP&EA Burton

Champion – A Lawson & Son            Reserve – GB Jennings


Newly Calven Heifers:        to £2350 av £1874 A Lawson & Son               


Newly Calven Cows:           to £2020 av £1406 J Wellock


In-Calf Heifers:                     to £1720 av £1586 GB Jennings


Bulling Heifers:                     to £950 av £828 JP & EA Burton


Yearling Heifers:                  to £750 av £633 J&J Whittaker


Heifer Calves:                       to £420 av £340 J&J Whittaker

Rearing Calves to £420 (65)

B&W av £46.78 Cont av £297 Native av £192

Bull Calves

Limousin x (Av £239) to £320          RD Metcalfe & Son

Brit Blue x (Av £317) to £420          JP&KE Hartley

Simmental (Av £273) to £310          DL Leeming Ltd

Ab Angus (Av £252) to £300            JP&KE Hartley

MRI (Av £57) to £68                         L&A Watson

Saler (Av £190) to £190                   RL Wright & Son                 

Black & White (Av £46) to £145      F Spence


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £191) to £200          AP Townend                        

Brit Blue x (Av £358) to £385           Church Farm Enterprises                  

Ab Angus (Av £166) to £200             F Spence