The Newbirks pedigree Holstein herd of David and Claire Lawson at Mill Farm, Arthington, won a further Craven Dairy Auction championship at the opening October show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart earlier this week.
The Lawsons were also responsible for the second prize newly calven heifer and the second prize newly calven cow, sold at £1,950 and £2,150 to, respectively, Brian and Kath Wellock, of Eshton, and Mark Goodall in Tong, Bradford.
Reserve champion was the first prize newly calven cow from Bingley’s Keith Downs. The home-bred second calver, giving 44 litres, sold for £2,000.
Bishop Thornton’s Peter Baul presented the third prize heifer, which made top call of the day at £2,250 when also joining Mark Goodall. The third prize cow from Barden’s Ian Parkinson sold for £1,920 to JP&KE Hartley, of Bolton Abbey.
Newly calven heifers averaged £2,011 per head and newly calven cows £1,906. Show judges were father and son dairy farmers Fred and Michael Longster, of Fellbeck, Pateley Bridge.