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Lawsons Strike Again at Craven Dairy Auction

The Lawson family in Wharfedale bagged their second Craven Dairy Auction championship and reserve championship double in as many outings at the early August show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart. (Mon, Aug 5)

David and Claire Lawson, and their son Matthew, who run the Newbirks pedigree Holstein herd at Mill Farm, Arthington, repeated their success at the July fixture two weeks earlier, also landing their fifth dairy title of the year at the popular North Yorkshire venue.

Matthew Lawson

Matthew Lawson, left, with the family’s latest Craven Dairy Auction top performers, joined by judge Shaun Sowray.

The Lawsons’ latest victor, the first prize newly calven heifer, was a 12 days calved daughter of their well-proven stock bull Goldwyn. Giving 32 litres, she remained in the area when joining Glusburn’s Stephen Jeanes for £2,500, top call in show.

The reserve champion, the second prize newly calven heifer, was by one of the Lawsons’ former stock bulls, Regancrest Mr Sam. Ten days calved and giving 28 litres, she became yet another Skipton acquisition by multiple dairy cattle buyer William Reed, of Bielby, York, at £2,400.

For good measure, the Lawsons also stepped forward with the first prize newly calven cow, another pedigree that made £1,980 when again falling to Mr Reed. In addition, the family achieved £2,320 with a further heifer bought by Edward Fort, of Silsden Moor.

Bingley’s Keith Downs presented the third prize newly calven heifer, which sold for £1,740 to Martyn Jennings, of Cowling. Mr Downs sold eight heifers in total to a high of £1,920 twice. Calton’s Robert Crisp sold four newly calven heifers, three of which made over £2,000.

A run of maiden heifers from J&RM Sunter, of Worsthorne, Burnley, made a clean sweep of the prizes in the show class, selling to a high of £760 and an average of £646.

Quality milkers among the 35-strong turnout were again in keen demand, with pedigree newly calven heifers averaging £2,118 and commercial heifers selling to £2,090 at an average of £1,793. Pedigree newly calven cows averaged £1,715, with their commercial counterparts selling to £1,350.

Judge was Shaun Sowray, of Bishop Thornton. The main BOCM Pauls-sponsored Craven Dairy Auction, on Monday, August 19, also features a standalone show and sale for pedigree dairy bulls. Catalogue entries close on August 13.

Rearing calves sell to £430

A strong turnout of 105 rearing calves was met by a packed ringside of buyers at CCM Skipton’s weekly sale. (Mon, Aug 5)

Graham Hayton & Elizabeth Stocks, of Bolton Abbey, headed the day’s prices at £430 with a Limousin-cross heifer calf, also presenting the top price Limousin-cross bull calf at £400.

Gargrave’s Colin Whiteoak was again prominent with the two leading British Blue-cross prices, a bull calf at £410 and heifer calf at £320.

Black and white youngsters set off at a flying rate, with some good calves from Ken Wright, of Airton, who topped at £272 with a bull calf, and Malcolm Kayley, of Halton West. The black and white average was £87 per head.

British Blue-cross bull calves averaged £369 and heifer calves £296, with respective Limousin-cross averages of £362 and £365. Aberdeen Angus bull calves averaged £237 and heifer calves £211.

The overall sale average was £180.20 per head.

CCM’s late summer calf show is scheduled for Monday, August 26.

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