Feizor Holsteins take top prizes at Dugdale dairy sale

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Heifers from the Feizor Holstein herd of W A and A Booth, from Austwick, near Settle took first and second honours in the newly calved heifer section at Dugdale dairy sale at Gisburn Auction Mart on Thursday (September 6).

Shown by Colin Booth, the top award went to Feizor Toystory Clarissa, who had calved just tens days before the sale and was giving 27kg a day.

Colin then collected second place with Feizor Knowledge Freda that had calved a week before the sale and was giving 25kg a day.

The heifers then went on to take the day’s top prices of £2,150 and £2,050 respectively, both selling to J J and D Graves, from Armathwaite, Carlisle.

Third place went to J G Hall and Son, from Gargrave, Skipton,  whose heifer went onto sell for £2,120 to N W and M Coulthurst and Son, from Goosnargh, Preston.

Newly calved heifers averaged £1,627 on the day.

The in-calf section was won by S Forshaw, of Alston, Longridge, with J L Barber and Son, of Mirfield, West Yorkshire taking home the second and third awards. Messrs Barber also took home the top in-calf price of £1,510.

The judge was Chris Frankland of Rathmell, Settle.

Auctioneer: Richard Turner and Son.