Another Robert Crisp victory at Craven Dairy Auction Dales farmer Robert Crisp, of Nelson House, Calton, bagged another show victory with a newly calven heifer at Skipton Auction Mart’s latest Craven Dairy Auction. (Mon, Oct 14)

Out of a small, yet quality turnout of milkers, judge Brian Moorhouse, of the Aireburn pedigree herd in Bell Busk, had little hesitation in tapping out Mr Crisp’s ten days-calved 28 litre heifer as best in show. By the Genus sire, Seagull Bay MVP, the red rosette winner sold locally for top call of £1,800 to regular buyer John Howard, of Heslaker.
A second 23kg heifer from the same home, by the same sire and born on the same day as the victor, made £1,480 when again falling to Mr Howard, while a three weeks-calved 25 litre heifer from Barden’s Ian Parkinson made £1,600 when finding pastures new with Fred and Mike Longster in Fellbeck, Harrogate.
Newly calven commercial heifers achieved a solid average of £1,627 per head. The next Craven Dairy Auction is on Monday, October 28.