SKIPTON Auction Mart’s late September Craven Dairy Auction show and sale was supplemented by the annual autumn coloured breeds highlight, when trade was led at £2,350 by the first prize black and white heifer in milk from the Cranes, again travelling north from Stixwold, Lincolnshire.

Their 31kg early September freshened daughter of Denovo Sangria from the Miranda family, backed by two generations of 10,000kg plus dams, headed to Bishop Thornton with the Sowray brothers.

Black and white champion, a 38kg second calver, again came from the ongoing Dykelands dispersal of Paul, Janet and James Bolland, Airton, with their other second calver and second prize winner, also giving 38kg, doing best on price at £2,050.

The Autumn coloured breeds fixture held an entry of 16, with trade peaking at 1,900gns for the sole milker from Neil and Claire Heuchan, Clanel Jerseys, Whittington. Tapped out as Jersey champion under Scottish judge Fraser Maxwell, Castle Douglas, their Clanel Jordan Daisybelle, from the Potterswallls Daisybelle family and bred by 8 gens VG or EX, joined Alan and Emily Middleton, Beamsley, The Greyleys Jersey herd of David and Anne Shaw, and daughter Helen, Elvington, York, sold a consignment of six in-calf heifers, which averaged 1,625gns and twice reached 1,750gns, one for the reserve champion, Greyleys Bonito Dawn, going to Anthony Grimshaw, Bolton, the other, Greyleys Hamlet Reach, joining the Oliver family, Lincolnshire.

Massey Feeds, represented by Helen Whittaker, was again main dairy sponsor, supported by Skipton NFU, NMR and Mulberry Farming, the Jersey show sponsored by Datamars Livestock, represented by Amy Jones, Business Development Manager, North and Midlands.

At the September rearing calf show, the Beamsley Middletons clinched another in a long line of championships, also adding the reserve championship, with a brace of British Blue-x youngsters, tapped out by Threshfield show judge, dairy farmer Charles Sayer, then both claimed by him, the title winner, the first prize heifer by Genus North Pole, at £420 joint section high, the overall reserve, the first prize bullock by stock bull Greystone Money, at £500 top call.