A month after bagging a first-ever Craven Dairy Auction championship, M Baul and Partners, of Watergate Farm, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate, pulled of a second consecutive success when again taking the title at the May show. (Mon, May 19)
Peter Baul, right, receives the Craven Dairy Auction champion’s rosette from main sponsor Chris Pearson, with judge Ian Dobson and monthly sponsor Linda Davy also joining the May champion in the Skipton ring.
As in April, the spoils went to a newly-calven hifer from the Bauls’ Ravensgate pedigree Holstein Friesian herd, a product of the young, up-and coming Genus bull Coldsprings Hatley, out of a home-bred dam.
Awarded the BOCM Pauls Diary Cup, the title winner, giving 35 kilos, sold for £2,000 to show judge Ian Dobson, of Sowerby Bridge, who also netted a £60 cash bonus as purchaser of the champion from Farmers & Mercantile Insurance Brokers, of Boroughbridge.
Top price at the monthly fixture, sponsored by Chris Pearson, of animal health products specialist Pearsons Farm Supplies, West Marton, fell to the third prize newly-calven heifer from Mark Falshaw, of Gargrave, sold for £2,140 to Roger Wood, of Cross Roads, Keighley.
Mr Falshaw also achieved a clean sweep of the prizes in the in-calf heifers class, selling to a top price of £1,610 to Cheshire buyer Wick Williams.
The reserve champion, a newly-calven cow from Craven Dairy Auction regular Robert Crisp, of Calton, Skipton, was also acquired by Mr Williams for £1,860. Maiden heifers sold to £640.
A well-bred pedigree newly-calven Jersey heifer giving 4 gallons from David Dalby, of Hartwith, Harrogate, acquired from well-known local Jersey breeder Richard Saxby, of Coniston Cold, sold for £900.
The next Craven Dairy Auction is scheduled for Monday, June 23.
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