a fortnight, and giving 5.5 gallons, the homebred heifer was by the Genus sire
Garrison, who has previously sired a number of other winners.
done quite well with that bull,” said Mr Crisp. “But you never know how well
they’ll do until you get here.”
Crisp, a former CCM farmer of the year, won both championship and reserve
championship honours at Craven Cattle Mart’s early September Craven Dairy
Auction show and sale last year, with two newly calven heifers from the same
champion was sold for £2,250 to John Howard, of Heslaker.
the champion wasn’t the top priced beast, with David and Jill Pennock’s heifer
securing that honour despite only coming third in the newly calven heifer
class. The homebred heifer, calved 21 days, giving over 20 litres, sold for
£2,300, again to Mr Howard.
Jennings, who runs the Abbeyhouse pedigree herd at Fountains and was the 2012
Christmas show champion, collected the Reserve Champion Rosette for his
pedigree heifer, with four generations of VG or EX behind it, sired by Gillette
Final Cut. Nineteen days calved and giving 32 litres, the reserve champion was
sold for £2,100 to B. H. Wilson of York.
James Kayley from Halton West also awarded Jennings the first and third place
in the newly calven cows class, with a pedigree second calver sold for £1,850
to Mr Wilson and another pedigree second calver, calved 11 days, giving 41
litres, sold for £1,500 to Mr Bretherton of Hoghdon. Mr
Jennings said: “It’s a good day for us.”
in the newly calven cows class was Bell Busk dairy farmer and regular winner
Brian Moorhouse, with a second calver, calved on Boxing Day giving 41 kilos,
sold for £2,100.
Corner from Easingwold presented the first prize in-calf heifer, sold for 1520
to D Shuttleworth of Gargrave with the second and third prizes going to RA
& HE Simpson of Oulston, sold for £1,400 to Mr Shuttleworth and for £1380 to J Howard of
Auction Mart’s dairy auctioneer Sam Bradley said it was a small show, but the
majority of types were well supported with some good averages coming from all
sections. “It was a good trade for hard-wearing quality Dales heifers,” he
newly calven heifers averaged £2,084 and pedigree newly calven cows averaged
£1,787, with the selling average for commercial counterparts £1,967.50 for
heifers and £1,740 for cows. The next sale is on January 27.