Newly calven Holstein Friesian heifers from Robert Crisp, of Nelson Farm, Calton, bagged championship and reserve championship honours at the opening October Craven Dairy Auction at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Oct 10)
Robert Crisp is pictured right with his opening October Craven Dairy Auction champion, joined by judge Geoff Blezard and the reserve champion.
The title winner sold for £2,080, though it was the runner-up that achieved top call in show at £2,100, the pair falling to show judge Geoff Blezard, of Ribchester.
Both are daughters of Worldwide Sires’ stock bulls, the victor, giving 7 gallons, by Mr Sam, the reserve, producing 5.5 gallons, by Decker.
Mr Blezard also paid £2,000 for the third prize newly calven heifer from Jeremy Taylor’s Smellows pedigree herd at Broughton.
Two further £2,000 heifer performers were a third Crisp entry and one from Peter Baul, of Bishop Thornton, while Raymond and Robert Johnson, of Felliscliffe, sold two heifers at £1,900 each.
Kilnsey Show chairman Robert Lambert, of Mile House, Kettlewell, was responsible for the first prize and top price newly calven cow, a second calver by a local sire bred by Brian Moorhouse at Bell Busk. It joined Cheshire’s Wick Williams for £1,550.
Linton’s Johnny Metcalfe won all three prize rosettes in the maiden heifer class, selling his January and February-born entries to a high of £560 at an average of £500.
With 27 dairy cattle forward, including 19 milkers, demand remained strong. Newly calven 1st quality heifers averaged £1,963, selling to an overall average of £1,806. Newly calven cows averaged £1,120.
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