Frankland’s take top honours at Craven dairy sale

The early July Craven Dairy auction at Skipton didn’t disappoint with new and regular vendors taking bids to £2320.


Leading trade was a freshly calved heifer from Chris Frankland of the Newhall herd Settle, who had a successful return after being absent for several years taking both championship and top price honours.  The show champion also a homebred freshly calved Holstein heifer acquired £2250, both of which were snapped up by regular purchaser Aubrey Greenhalgh, Preston.


Another lot from the Newhall herd secured the next top price of £2150 for Geoff Midgley, Ludendenfoot, which resulted in an average for the trio of £2240.


Next in the money was the second prize newly calved heifer from Peter Baul of M Baul and Partners, Bishop Thornton who achieved £1900 and the third in class from Jeremy Taylor, Broughton for £1780.


A nine strong consignment from regular vendors Raymond and Robert Johnson, Felliscliffe, Harrogate sold a brace of Norwegian Red-cross heifers, which sold to a top of £1830 and averaged £1730.


In-calf heifers from George and Gladys Emmott, Steeton achieved a clean swap in the in-calf heifer class, with their four strong entry topping at £1600 and averaging £1330.