Great numbers and quality at Craven Dairy Auction

The mid-August Craven dairy Auction at Skipton was hailed one of the best ever in terms of both numbers and quality in the newly calven heifer class, with a 29-strong entry and total of 37 pedigree and commercial cattle.




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Topping the sale and also achieving a sixth record-breaking Craven dairy Auction champion success was Jeremy Taylor with a homebred newly calven pedigree Holstein Friesian heifer from his Smellows herd.


The victor is by his homebred bull Smellows Magician, out of a home-bred cow, Smellows Buddleia 3- who remains a good milker. She sold to G Abbott and Sons, Dacre for £2100. Mr Taylor also exhibited the third prize newly calven heifer, acquired by R M and L J Throup, Bradley for £1880.


Reserve champion was the first prize newly calven cow from Libby Simpson, Ribbon, who was also bought by the Abbotts for £1800.


Craven Dairy Auction regulars, Malcolm and Robert Swires, had runner up in the newly calven heifer class and sold for £1820 to E Moss and Sons, Congleton, Cheshire. The Swires also took second and third prizes in newly calven cow section, selling to local buyer, David Shuttleworth, Gargrave for £1440.