Yorkshire Dales dairyman Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, added to a growing list of past Craven Dairy Auction successes when awarded the overall championship at the March fixture. (Mon, March 21)
Seen with the Craven Dairy Auction champion are, from left, Keith Colley, of show sponsors BOCM Pauls, exhibitor Robert Crisp, judge Aubrey Greenhalgh and Keenan’s York-based regional manager Michael French.
His second calver, earlier chosen as first prize winner in the newly calven cows class, is by Worldwide Sires’ Regancrest Mr Sam. Giving seven and a half gallons, she joined Geoff Blezard, Ribchester, for £2,100.
Reserve champion was the first prize newly calven heifer from J.S. Walton, Glasshouses, Harrogate, sold for £2,000 to B. Kellett & Son, Bishop Thornton, who also acquired the two top-priced dairy cattle on the day.
These were the second prize cow at £2,320, a second calver from 16-times Craven Dairy Auction champions Malcolm and Robert Swires, of Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, and a newly calven heifer from Brian Moorhouse, Bell Busk, at £2,220.
Jonathan Caygill, Rylstone, sold his second prize heifer at £2,100 to T & M Green, Wigan. Best of the in-calf heifers again came from John Broadfield, Dewsbury, selling at £1,660 to Wick Williams, Nantwich, Cheshire.
There was a 39-strong entry, with a total of 13 milkers making over £1,900. Newly calven cows averaged £1,835 and newly calven heifers £1,680.
Show judge was Aubrey Greenhalgh, Preston, with TMR feeding system specialists Keenan joining animal feed manufacturer BOCM Pauls as joint sponsors.
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