It was ladies’ day at the October Craven dairy sale at Skipton Auction Mart, when Georgina Fort, clinched the championship with a calved heifer which went on to sell for the joint top price of £1700.
Georgina who runs her own small dairy herd at her father Edward’s High Bracken Hill Farm on Silsden Moor, led the way with a heifer bought last year here from Andrew Ayrton’s Hawbank dairy herd in Embsay. 
Calved 17 days and giving 26 litres, she sold to the pre-sale judge, Shaun Sowray, Bishop Thornton.
The reserve champion equalled that top bid also selling to the judge, who farms with his brothers, Peter and Paul from Bowes Green. This was the first prize newly calved cow from the Newbirks pedigree herd of the Lawson family at Mill Farm, Arthington. Newbirks Heliotrope 365, a second calver by Bassingthorpe Bossman, came to market a fortnight calved and giving 38 litres. 
Next best at £1580 was the second prize calved heifer from Mark Smith, of Winterburn, purchased by John Marshall in Dacre.
Glusburn’s David Fort had the second prize newly calved cow which made £1550 again falling to Mr Marshall.
By the end of the day, the 13 head forward saw fresh heifers average £1514 and newly calved cows level at £1385.