Topping Monday’s dairy sale at Skipton was a  £2300 bid for a fresh calved heifer from Malcolm and Robert Swires, Beckwithshaw. This daughter of Myersdale Principal was sold giving 31 litres a day having taken the championship ticket on the day. She was bought by Geoff Bleazard, Ribchester.

Then at £2000 was another fresh calved heifer from Stephen Coates, Baildon. This one sold to Shaun Sowray, Harrogate.

And at £1980 was a heifer from Edward Fort, Silsden which sold to Aubrey Greenhalgh, Preston. Selling for 31860 was another from the Swires which joined T and M Green, Wigan.

In the first of the mart’s monthly calf shows on the same day top price of £388 was given for a Limousin cross bull calf from D and P Spence and Sons, Silsden Moor. Another Limousin cross then made £385 for Paul and Janet Bolland, Airton.

Making £365 was the champion from the show a British Blue cross bull calf from Peter Sowray.