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Record Craven Dairy Auction Prices Top £2,000
24/10/07

It’s not all doom and gloom in farming at the moment – as witnessed at Skipton Auction Mart, on Monday (Oct 22), when Craven Diary Auction selling prices went through the roof, smashing previous sales records by some considerable margin.

Exhibitors, judges and sponsors are pictured in the Skipton ring with the record price Craven Dairy Auction champion.
Exhibitors, judges and sponsors are pictured in the Skipton ring with the record price Craven Dairy Auction champion.

While there were just 11 milkers forward – Craven Dairy Auctions are currently being staged on a weekly basis to clear the backlog – the quality was clear for all to see, reflected in avid ringside interest.

A clean sweep of prizes in the newly-calven heifers class was achieved by father-and-son farmers Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Summerfield Farm, Felliscliffe, Harrogate. Their first prize winner and show champion – the Johnsons were lifting the Craven Dairy Auction title for a record sixth time – made £2,020 when knocked down to G Parker, of Emley, Huddersfield.

They also sold their third prize winner for the same price to HA Bradley, of Salterforth, while their runner-up in class sold for £1,800 to judge Stephen Britten, of Ripon. Newly-calven heifers averaged a very healthy £1,601.

The Johnson’s title winner received the BOCM Pauls Diary Cup, with the buyer also receiving a cash bonus courtesy of Farmers & Mercantile.

Newly-calven cows also performed extremely well, with the first prize winner from Ted Harker, of Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge, selling to Peter Sutcliffe, of Queensbury, for £1,650 - yet another record price.

In-calf heifers also hit new peaks when GR Bretherton, of Houghton, Preston, sold to a top price of £1,540, with a second of his charges also making £1,380.

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