70 Rearing Calves & 26 Dairy Cattle..... Craven Dairy Auction (28 head) A quality show of dairy cows with very few second quality goods, a run of Heifers and Cows from the Calvert Family of Crathorne were the pick of the bunch. Prices were straight for honest milkers but sky high prices but the 2nd Calver from the Calvert family was particularly impressive reaching a modest £1880 and heading to John Howard of Heslaker. Other Vendors such as Richard Walker of East Morton reaching £1750 and Duncan and Gary Robinson of Low Birks at £1700 having good trades for quality cattle.

Judge – Wick Williams

Prize Awards:      

Newly Calven Heifers:         1st DR Robionson                  2nd RW&M Walker               3rd Calvert Bros

Newly Calven Cows:            1st 2nd & 3rd Calvert Bros

 In-Calf Heifers:                     1st & 2nd RW&M Walker


Champion & Reserve – Calvert Bros


Newly Calven Heifers (8): av £1578 to £1750 RW&M Walker


Newly Calven Cows (3): av £1440 to £1500 H Downs & Son  


Pedigree Newly Calven Heifers (3):  av £1610 to £1780 Calvert Bros


Pedigree Dairy Cows (9) av £1511 to £1880 Calvert Bros

Incalf Heifers (2):

av £1250 to £1300 RW&M Walker

Rearing Calves to £510 (70)

B&W av £99.94 Cont av £335 Native av £204

70 Calves forward today with trade continuing to be strong for most types. A quality show of Friesian Calves resulted in an average of £99.94 for 36 calves. Blue bulls were not quite as strong as of late, with small calves drawing the price slightly but still averaged a respectable £335.73 and heifers (With suckler buyers ringside) outclassing the bulls to an average of £358.75.


Aberdeen Angus calves, well framed bulls and heifers were good to sell with Church Farm Enterprises and Moon’s of West Thornber reaching well into the late £200’s.


March Calf Show next week with 100- 120 Calves expected of the highest quality with show classes for all types.   


Bull Calves

Limousin x to £270 AP Townsend                   

Brit Blue x (Av £335) to £380 GT Booth                         

Shorthorn to £150 JM Smith & Son                                                

Simmental to £305 JM Smith & Son

Ab Angus (Av £201) to £250 JR&MJ Moon    

Saler to £182 RL Wright & Son                        

Black & White (Av £99.94) to £225 P Sharp & Son                      


Heifer Calves                       

Limousin x (Av £217) to £220 AP Townsend                

Brit Blue x (Av £358) to £510 Church Farm Enterprises                             

Ab Angus (Av £207) to £270 Church Farm Enterprises                                                              

Hereford to £200 HJ&K Blackwell