REGULAR winner Peter Baul, of Bishop Thornton, presented the latest champion from his Ravensgate pedigree herd at Skipton Auction Mart’s Craven Dairy Auction show and sale on Monday.

Mr Baul, who trades as M Baul and Partners, picked up the title win with his tremendous pedigree heifer, Ravensgate Bossman Blossom, calved 12 days, giving 32kg and rising.

The champion heifer, by the Genus sire Bossman, went on to top the day’s sale, selling for £2,050 to regular supporter, Brian Blezard, of Ribchester.

Brian Moorhouse, of Bell Busk, once again headlined with another pedigree heifer from his Aireburn herd, which came third in the show, giving 32kg, and sold for £1,950 to the same purchaser.

Returning Robert Crisp, of Nelson House, Calton, found a high gear with his sweet second calver selling for £1,800 to Jeff Liddle, of Huby. Another cow from Ian Parkinson’s ongoing dispersal, a 3rd calver, came first in the newly calven cows show and reached £1,600, selling to the show judge Rob Marshall, of Dacre. Mr Parkinson, of Holme House Farm, Barden, who is currently dispersing his commercial Holstein Friesian herd, also presented the reserve champion, a homebred heifer from the Bossman sire, calved 14 days and giving 28 litres, which sold for £1,720.

Skipton Auction Mart’s prime cattle sale on Monday saw 12 under-30 month entries.

Top of the gross prices was a 545kg Blonde cross heifer at £1,387 (254.5p) shown by RT&J Critchley & Sons, of Hutton, which sold to Keelham Farm Shop, of Skipton.

The same purchasers also picked up the highest priced steer at £1,365 or 239.5p weighing 570kg from CD&RF Kitching, of Threshfield.

The highest priced p/kg animal was a 535kg Limousin cross heifer sold by Messrs Critchley to Countrystyle Meats, of Lancaster, for 255.5p/kg or £1,367.

Steers averaged 568kg av. £1,345 and heifers averaged 538kg av. £1,287. Eight cattle of the 12 made £1,300 and above.