Heifer sells for £2120 at Skipton

A number of entries from father and son dairy farmers Malcolm and Robert Swires sold for the top money at this month’s Craven Dairy Auction, Skipton.


They clinched the top price of £2120 with a newly calved heifer bought by Geoff Blezzard, Ribchester. Two other high achievers sold for £1900.


The Swires were also awarded June Dairy Auction champion with their newly calved Holstein Friesian cow.


CCM Craven June Dairy Auction champ solo pic.jpgThis is the 13th time the family have received the championship and sets a new record for the Auction. Their champion is giving 37kg a day and sold to prolific buyer, Mr Blezzard for £1820.


Two entries were snapped up for £1880, one of which was another entry from the Swires, the second, the reserve champion animal from Raymond and Robert Johnson, Summerfield Farm, Harrogate.


This newly calved Holstein Friesian heifer is giving 23litres a day and sold to G Abbott and Son, Dacre, Harrogate.


Best of the in-calf entries was a heifer from George and Gladys Emmott, Steeton. She sold for £1760 to David Suttleworth, Gargrave. The same buyer also walked away with another in-calf heifer from Leonard Akrigg, Oakworth, selling fro £1680.


Averages: Newly calved heifers, 1st quality £1881, second quality £1508; newly calved cows, 1st quality £1690, second quality £1080; in-calf heifers, 1st quality £1685, 2nd quality £1314 (CCM Auctions).