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Crisp Heifer Champion at Craven Dairy Auction

Former CCM Farmer of the Year Robert Crisp, of Nelson House, Calton, produced another show champion at Skipton Auction Mart’s opening November Craven Dairy Auction. (Mon, Nov 11)

Like his previous show victors this year, Mr Crisp’s latest title winner was by the Genus sire, Garrison. The week-calved Holstein Friesian first prize heifer, giving five gallons, also became the top-priced milker when selling for £2,200 to Burnley’s Alf Townsend.

Robert Crisp with his latest Craven Dairy Auction champion

Robert Crisp with his latest Craven Dairy Auction champion

Chris Broadwith, of Thornton Watlass, was next best on price with a newly calven heifer sold for £1,900 to Mark Goodall, of Tong, Bradford.

The second prize newly calven heifer from Rylstone’s Jonathan Caygill and by another Genus sire Matson, was handed the reserve championship by judge Angus Dean, of Threshfield.

Robin Jennings, of South Stainley, Ripon, chipped in with the third prize heifer, acquired at £1,650 by Fred and Mike Longster in Dacre.

The red rosette in the show class for newly calven cows fell to Oakworth’s Eric Wellock, his first prize winner making £1,800 when acquired by Wick Williams, of Nantwich, who also paid £1,400 for the second in class from Barden’s Ian Parkinson.

With sights among many regular vendors now set on the Christmas Craven Dairy Auction, on Monday, November 25, the smaller entry of ten dairy cattle saw newly calven heifers average £1,788 per head and newly calven cows £1,600.

Dairy-bred youngsters were again prominent among the 75-strong entry at the weekly rearing calf sale, seeing good trade, particularly for well-fleshed one-month-old black and whites, which comfortably achieved three figures, selling to a high of £190 for a bull calf from WP Gratton, of Brimham Rocks, and averaging £82.63 per head overall.

British Blue-x again saw the pick of the trade, with a day’s high of £430 for a bull calf from Alf Townsend, with another Blue from Church Farm Enterprises in Burton Leonard, heading the heifer calf prices at £330. The respective breed averages were £308 and £273.

The sale produced an overall Continental average of £291.66 per head and a native average of £151.50. The Christmas show and sale of rearing calves is also scheduled for Monday, November 25, with both this and the festive dairy fixture supported by regular sponsors BOCM Pauls.

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