Jerseys and black and whites were in demand at the Spring Coloured breeds show and sale at Skipton Auction Mart, which supplemented the fortnightly Craven Dairy Auction.

Topping the trade at £2310 was the reserve Jersey, Regatta Video Craze Jane VG85, from the Coates family, Baildon, Shipley. She calved mid January and was paraded giving 19kg per day. A second generation VG pedigree cow, she sold served to Avonlea Chocochip and headed home to Swindon with Sarah Howie of Dreammaker Jerseys.

Under Red Rose show judge Lee Hunter, Mundowy Jerseys, Wrightington, the Coates family also took first place in the maiden heifers and in-calf heifer show classes. The latter, Regatta Video G Jane, bred from an Ex-classified dam sold due in August to Chocochip for £1470. The buyer was Stephen Porter, Cartmel.

The first prize maiden heifer, a September 2023-born calf from a previous show winner, Regatta Ferdinand T Auriel, and a potential sixth generation VG or Ex, made £1050 when selling to North Craven with the Butterfield family.

Holsteins met a solid trade, with 11 cows and heifers in milk averaging £1636. Peter Waring was rewarded for his long trip west from Cherry Burton, Beverley, when taking both the champion and reserve honours. Mr Waring also produced the joint top priced lot at £2000 amongst the black and whites, when selling his first prize heifer in milk, Winton Sound System Rose, to local buyers Alan and Emily Middleton, Beamsley Bank. She sold giving 35litres per day.

The Middletons also bought the second prize cow in milk, a De Su Hartley second calver giving 29kg from the ongoing dispersal by the Bolland family, Airton, for the same money.

Richard Sutcliffe, Queensbury, bought four to a top of £1900 for Peter Waring’s champion, the 40kg February 16 calved Winton Awesome Trixie.

The late Ian Hall and wife Ruth, from Kilnsey, had a quartet of fresh milkers forward, which was led by two early April-calved heifers giving 32kg and 26kg respectively, which both made £1750.

Auctioneers: CCM.