Holstein Friesian secures £1,960 at Craven Dairy Auction

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).



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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, West Marton.  This one, by a pedigree Ayrshire bull, sold for £1,450 to another father and son dairying duo, Malcolm and Robert Swires, Haverah Park, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate.



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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, Burnley.



Freshly calved heifers averaged £1,613; newly calven cows averaged £1,063 and in-calf heifers averaged £1,278.