Forward - Craven Dairy Auction (39 head)
A large entry forward with good consignments from Keith Downs and Malcolm and Robert Swires going a long way to ensure the use of the overflow stalls.
With shippon full to bursting it was not an easy task for the judge eventually pinning the top rosette to a fine heifer from the returning Swires family. The heifer calved 10 Days and giving 32 litres was eventually knocked down for £2,000 to regular supporters Alf and Andrew Townsend, the father and son team also bought the reserve champion from the same family for £2120, a fantastic 2nd Calver with 40kgs on her.
Top price came to the Lawson Family for their Pedigree with 4 gens of VG or EX behind her giving 26Kgs but calved just over a week was snaffled up by the Jeanes Family of Glusburn.
Keith Downs had one of the best days with a fantastic show six fresh calved heifers averaging nicely over £2,000 with his top price of £2180 selling to the judge.
Despite some buoyant prices were back with a lot of the 2nd Class heifers harder to place with good honest tankfillers struggling hit the dizzy heights they once were with plenty of good heifers at £1400 to £1800.
Prize Awards: Newly Calven Heifers: 1st & 2nd M
Swires 3rd A
Lawson & Son
Calven Cows: 1st &
2nd M Swires
Champion – M Swires Reserve
– M Swires
Class Newly Calven Commercial Heifers:
to £2180 av £1987 H Downs & Son
Class Newly Calven Commercial Heifers: to £1600 av £1365 M&R Smith
Cows: to £1900 av £1625 M Swires
Newly Calven Heifers: to £2500 av £1923 A Lawson & Son