A freshly calved Holstein Frisiean heifer secured just shy of £2,000 at the November Craven Dairy Auction, at Skipton Auction Mart (Monday 7 November).
Taking the title of champion on the day, as well as the top price of £1,960, this newly calved Holstein Friesian heifer was put forward by Kilnsey Show chairman Robert Lambert, Mile House, Kettlewell, and his daughter Gina Hodgson.
This one was home-bred by a dairy bull from Brian Moorhouse, Bell Busk, and giving 24kg of milk, ten days after calving. She goes to a new home with John Howard, Carleton.
Taking the title of reserve champion, was an in-calf heifer from father and son dairy farmers David and John Calvert, Southfield Farm,
Other leading prices on the day included a newly calven heifer from Robert Crisp, Calton. This one achieved £1,890. While a newly calven heifer from Alan Midgley, Ludendenfoot secured £1,840.
Shining through in the non-black and white category, was a freshly calved Brown Swiss heifer from Nidderdale’s David Brown, Ramsgill. She sold for £1,800 to Robin Boothman, Fence,
Freshly calved heifers averaged £1,613; newly calven cows averaged £1,063 and in-calf heifers averaged £1,278.