Yorkshire Dales dairy farmer Robert Crisp, exhibiting on behalf of his mother Sheila, bagged a debut Craven Dairy Auction championship success at the May show at Skipton Auction Mart.

The Crisps, from Nelson Farm, Calton, took the title with their newly-calven Holstein Friesian commercial cow, a second calver by the Cogent bull Jasper, out of a cow bred by Colin’s sister Elsa Rushton, of Wigglesworth. Giving six-and-a-half gallons, the victor sold for £1220 to Alan Outram, of Bury.

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March Craven Dairy Auction champion Robert Phillip, of Green Farm, Hellifield, had to be content with the runners-up slot this time around with his home-bred newly-calven pedigree Holstein Friesian heifer, giving 28 kilos. Awarded the BOCM Pauls Dairy Cup, the reserve champion sold for £970 to JH Bradley, of South Crossland, Hudderfield.

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GB Jennings, of South Stainley, Ripon, had a newly-calven cow sell for £1,050.

The next Craven Dairy Auction takes place on Monday, June 18.