Dales dairyman Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, enjoyed further success in the Craven Dairy Auction ring when sending out the champion at the August show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Aug 23)
Robert Crisp's Craven Dairy Auction August champion
American genes helped Mr Crisp clinch another title win with his first prize newly calven Holstein Friesian heifer, who is by Mr Sam, Worldwide Sires’ highly regarded US-based bull. Giving five gallons, the victor remained in the area when joining G Abbott & Son, of Dacre, Harrogate, for the show’s joint top price of £2,000.
is pictured in the Skipton ring
The price was equalled by another newly calven heifer from Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Felliscliffe, Harrogate, acquired by John Howard, Carleton.
The second and third prizes in class fell to Jennings Farmers Ltd, of Fountains, Ripon, both selling to Wick Williams, of Nantwich, Cheshire, for £1,750 and £1,500 respectively.
Mr Williams also paid £1,830 for the reserve show champion, the first prize and top-priced newly calven cow from 14-times Craven Dairy Auction champions Malcolm and Robert Swires, of Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, plus £1,330 for the second prize and top-priced in-calf heifer from RA & HE Simpson, of Oulston, York.
In addition, the Swires presented the second prize newly-calven cow, another acquisition at £1,700 by G Abbott & Son. John Broadfield, of Chidswell, Dewsbury, exhibited the first prize in-calf heifer, sold for £1,280 to Shaun Sowray, of Bishop Thornton, Harrogate.
Best of the maidens, both in class and price, was a 19-month-old heifer from Robert Metcalfe, of Brearton, Harrogate, which travelled over the border on joining Sean Hickey, of Colne, for £1,030.
Andrew Jennings tends his Skipton dairy bull victor, joined by son Stuart and co-judges Martin and Ken Throup, right.
A new dairy bull show and sale attracted six entrants, all but one of which were sold. The inaugural champion was a 17-month-old bull shown by Andrew Jennings, of Jennings Farmers Ltd, assisted by his 13-year-old son Stuart, a pupil at Nidderdale High School.
The victor is a son of the Semex sire Sterndale Rose Royce Red, out of a dam acquired as a calf by Jennings Farmers. He sold for £1,520 to F & M Coar, of Waddington, Clitheroe.
The reserve champion was a 12-month-old son of the well-known and prolific Genus dairy bull Picston Shottle from Aubrey Greenhalgh, of Gorstlea, Elswick, Preston. Exhibited by his 20-year-old grandson Oliver Greenhalgh, who is a groundsman at Lytham Green Drive Golf Course, the runner-up sold for £1,620 to Furniss Bros, of Dacre.
The top-priced bull at £1,780 was a 23-month-old ready for work entry from A Dickinson, of Thurlstone, Barnsley, which returned to South Yorkshire when acquired by G E Buckley, of Conisbrough, Doncaster.
Newly calven heifers averaged £1,664, newly calven cows £1,328, in-calf heifers £1,242, maiden heifers £823, and bulls £1,360. Judges were Ken and Martin Throup, Silsden, with the show sponsored by BOCM Pauls and Farmers & Mercantile.
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