Newly calved cows and heifers sold to a high of £2,250 at Skipton Auction Mart on Monday 6 June – the highest price in almost a year at the market for a second calver.
Sally Wellock, West House Farm, Oldfield, West Yorkshire, secured her first Craven Dairy Auction championship at Skipton with newly calved Harehills Ethel 628 from her Harehills pedigree herd.
Out of Ethel 454 and by Genus sire Autumn-Ride Matson, the second calver – currently producing 33 litres a day – sold to Brian Moorhouse of Hesper Farm, Bell Busk, North Yorkshire, for £2,250.
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Reserve champion and first-prize-winning newly calved heifer Abbeyhouse Sailing Tess from Andrew Jennings’ Abbeyhouse pedigree dairy herd, Fountain, Ripon, North Yorkshire, sold for £1,380.
Out of Abbeyhouse Magot Tess and by Semex sire Premier-Kerndt Sailing, Abbeyhouse Sailing Tess – achieving 5% butterfat and 21 litres after calving three weeks early – went to Gouldings, Castling, Otley, West Yorkshire.
The second-prize-winning newly calved heifer from David Fort of High Malsis Farm, Keighley, West Yorkshire, went for £1,580 to Wick Williams, Nantwich, Cheshire.
He also took the third-in-class newly calved heifer from Raymond and Robert Johnson, Felliscliffe, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, for £1,140.