Father and daughter dairy duo, David and Suzy Lawson, of the Newbirks pedigree Holstein herd at Mill Farm, Arthingon, won their fourth championship of the year at Skipton Auction Mart, when they secured the top title with the first prize newly calved cow, Newbirks Blueblood 910.

Tapped out by judge Aubrey Greenhalgh, Preston, this Bassingthorpe Bossman daughter, was paraded 14 days calved in her second and giving 48 litres, having produced 10,200litres in her first at 5.8%BF. She went on to sell for the joint top price of £1980 to Brian Blezard, Ribchester.

Matching that bid was the second prize calved heifer from John Ireland, of Thorpe Bassett, near Malton, which sold giving 30litres per day at 14 days calved to John Howard, Heslaker.

The reserve champion was the first prize calved heifer from Mark Smith's commercial Brackenlea herd from Rookery, Winterburn. His similarly aged and calved heifer, Brackenlea Snowy Grunter 7 is by the all-white dairy bull Aireburn Snowy, and realised £1600 to JC Marshall in Dacre.

With 13 newly calved entries forward, pedigree heifers averaged £1742 with their commercial counterparts cashing in at £1512. Newly calved cows levelled at £1666.66.

Auctioneers: CCM