Dairy cows to £2,600 at Gisburn

The pedigree show and sale of dairy cows at Gisburn saw James and Anne Rogerson, Singleton, Poulton le Fylde, take the championship at Gisburn Auction Marts pedigree dairy sale with a Overside Dictator cow in her second lactation and out an excellent dam and VG grand dam. She was claimed by Gisburn pedigree breeder J J Crosier for £2,600.

Simon Thompson, Longridge, Preston, Lancashire won the newly calved heifer class with Affetside Nell 34, again from excellent and very good breeding, she sold for £2,400 to G T Blezard, Larbreck, Preston, Lancashire.

The next lot from Mr Thompson was his Affetside Bobtail 66, out of a VG86 cow and sired by Decker, she sold to Cheshire buyer W A Blockley.

Frankland Farms, Rathmell, Settle, North Yorkshire took the second prize rosette in the newly calved heifer class with a very smart heifer by Hellifield Dundee for £2,300 to Mr Blezard. Others selling at over the £2,000 mark was T A Crook, Houghton, Preston, Lancashire at £2,200. Colin Moorhouse, Halton West, Skipton, North Yorkshire at £2,100 and Eric Armer, Catforth, Lancashire at £2,040.

In the regular weekly section trade was brisk with in calf heifers topping at £1,720 from John Mawson, Skipton and H Hesketh, Longton, Preston, Lancashire. Cattle were on show from Driffield, North Yorkshire to Blackpool, Lancashire and buyers where present from afar a field as North Wales.

Averages Newly Calved Cows £1632; Newly Calved Heifers £1838: In-Calf Heifers £1466