Skipton dairy sale hits £2350

A Holstein Fresian heifer from father and son team, Malcolm and Robert Swires, sold for the joint top price of £2350 at this month’s Skipton Auction Mart Craven Dairy Sale.

Giving 26.5 litres, this champion of the pre-sale show, sold to show judge, Martyn Jennings of Lane End Farm, Cowling, who also bought the Swire’s February champion.

This top price was shared by a heifer from Peter Baul, Bishop Thornton, Harrogate which sold to John Whittaker, Laneshawbridge.

Mr Baul sold another of his heifers for the next best price of £2050 to Frank Wrathall, Gisburn.

The Swires later sold a freshly calved cow, giving 42 litres for £2000 to Wick Williams, Nantwich, Cheshire.

Averages; Heifers £1582, Cows £1538.