Husband and wife team, Brian and Judith Moorhouse of the Aireburn Holstein herd, produced the highest disclosed price of £1800 when their champion sold at the fortnightly show and sale of dairy cattle at Skipton.

Their show stopper, Aireburn Grafeeti Dilys, a pedigree heifer by Ladys-Manor Rd Grafeeti, is bred from five generations of VG or Ex dams. She sold three weeks calved and giving 29litres per day to ringside regular Brian Blezard, of Ribchester.

Top price amongst the cows was £1720, paid for a fresh entry from Robert Crisp, Nelson Farm, Calton, while in-calf heifers peaked at £1200 from Duncan Holme, Storiths.

An increased turnout of 87 dairy-bred calves sold to £430 for a British Blue-cross bull calf shown by Alan Middleton, of JP and KE Hartley, Beamsley, purchased by Tom Watson, Sawley, Ripon.

A good number of bull calves sold between £350 and £390 while heifer calves were not as easy cashed as in previous weeks. Ralph Guy, of Earby, sold the top priced continental cross, by a British Blue at £335, with the continental cross average levelling at £245 per head.

Aberdeen Angus bulls met a more solid trade selling to £330 again from the Hartleys, with the native calf average balancing out at £182.

Auctioneers: Craven Auction Marts