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Livestock Sale

Monday 3rd December 2018



York Auction Centre had 894 head of stock forward including 208 Cattle, 515 Sheep and 171 Pigs at their weekly sale of Prime stock.


The 2018 Christmas Fatstock Show was sponsored this year by Lloyds Bank, Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, Bishopton Vets, Farmstar and Holmefield Farm Services Ltd. The Lord Mayor of York, Mr Keith Orrell with wife Judith Orrel, Sheriff of York, Mrs Verna Campbell with husband Professor Colin Campbell and Ryedale Chairman, Mr Michael Cleary were all in attendance to present the prizes.


The Judge this year was Andrew Butterfield from Barnsley who had a very difficult job choosing between 55 show cattle. The supreme champion and Limousin champion for this year’s show went to the Wagstaff Bros of Sutton on the Forest, York, who produced a wonderful, strong, meaty heifer, weighing 558kg, making 380p/kg, and adding up to £2,117.61. This was purchased by David Penny for M&K Quality Butchers (the Kneafsey family) of Bishopthorpe Road, York.


The reserve champion and British Blue champion was a heavyweight steer, shown by W & L Thompson of Middleton, Pickering, weighing 648kg, selling for 272p/kg, bought by Penny & Sons of Rawdon, Leeds.


The Lord Mayor made the annual appeal for support for his charities, which again took the form of donations and a raffle. Four very large hampers were kindly donated by David Wilson, M&K Butchers, Fletchers of Malton, and Tony Wasteney.


In addition there was the 8th annual Pork Pie Competition alongside the 2nd annual sausage competition. There were 6 entries for the Pork Pie Competition, being won by B W & D J Glaves, and 8 Entries for the Sausage Competition, which was won by Fletchers of Malton.


Supreme Champion -                  Limousin Heifer from Wagstaff Bros, 558kg at 380p/kg to M & K Quality Butchers Ltd.

Reserve Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion Steer -   British Blue Steer from W & L Thompson, 648kg at 272p/kg to J Penny & Sons.

Champion Young Bull -               Limousin from H W Cowling & Son, 644kg at 250p/kg to A B S Meats.

Reserve Champion Bull -             Limousin again from H W Cowling & Sons, 582kg at 230p/kg to R Pearson.


The new trophy for the Black and White Bull went to T W Clark & Sons, 644kg at 174p/kg purchased by Bowland Foods Ltd.

Best exhibitor bred award went to C A Potter with a Blonde D’Aquitaine Bull, 544kg at 230p/kg purchased by N Bramall & Son Ltd.


Principal Prices

66 Continental X Young Bulls sold to 250p/kg from H W Cowling and to £1743.63 from B Quarton; to average 203.56p/kg.


55 Non-Continental X Young Bulls sold to 194p/kg from G J Taylor and to £1427.10 from J Brewster; to average 160.36p/kg.

27 Continental X Steers sold to 275p/kg from W & L Thompson and to £1759.32 from W & L Thompson; to average 220.24p/kg.


4 Non-Continental X Steers sold to 189p/kg from C S Sweeting and to £1110.90 again from C Sweeting to average 147.50p/kg.


52 Continental X Heifers sold to 380p/kg from Wagstaff Bros and to £2117.61 from Wagstaff Bros; to average 227.44p/kg.


4 OTM cattle sold to 110p/kg from R E Schofield and to £755.55 from R E Schofield; to average 85.73p/kg

Young Bulls

H W Cowling 250p/kg, 230p/kg; D G Johnson 243p/kg; M & C M Addy 238p/kg, 237p/kg, 234p/kg; A P & R Dunn 236p/kg; C A Potter 230p/kg; S Beachell & Sons 225p/kg; G H West & Son 220p/kg, 215p/kg; B Quarton 219p/kg; Banklink Ltd 218p/kg; F D Forth 216p/kg; G Haslehurst & Son 216p/kg.


G J Taylor 194p/kg, 186p/kg, 179p/kg (twice); D Hardcastle & Sons 192p/kg; R A Suddaby 190p/kg; D A Jones 185p/kg, 184p/kg, 177p/kg; M & D Nicholson 184p/kg 177p/kg; F E Brown & Son 179p/kg; J B Jackson 178p/kg; G & A Gaythorpe 178p/kg; J Brewster 178p/kg.


W & L Thompson 272p/kg, 238p/kg; P B Fox & Son 242p/kg, 234p/kg, 223p/kg; S Beachell & Son 240p/kg; D G Johnson 234p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 232p/kg; Wagstaff Bros 232p/kg; Wilton Lodge Farms 226p/kg; L Steele & Son 217p/kg; R & G Newby 212p/kg; J W & J Robinson 208p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 207p/kg; M H & C Norman 207p/kg.

C Sweeting 189p/kg, 173p/kg.

Wagstaff Bros 380p/kg, 288p/kg; W & L Thompson 288p/kg, 254p/kg, 252p/kg, 241p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 258p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 254p/kg, 240p/kg; P B Fox & Son 252p/kg; Edgar Bros 250p/kg; H Crossley & Sons 249p/kg; R & G Newby 245p/kg; J W & J Robinson 245p/kg.


R E Schofield 110p/kg, 80p/kg (twice); A & A Wake 70p/kg

515 sheep were sold including 402 Lambs.

402 Lambs sold to 226p/kg from K Story & Son and to £96.50 from Skewkirk Farming Ltd; to average 171.46p/kg.

Lambs Per Kg

K Story & Son 226p/kg; M & P Cass 224p/kg (twice), 202p/kg; K W Story 221p/kg; C B Jacklin & Co 216p/kg; R J Dickinson 215p/kg; Cornborough Farms 205p/kg.

Lambs Per Head
Cornborough Farms £96.50; K W Story £94; M J & J White £94; C B Jacklin & Co £94, £93.50; M & P Cass £92.50; K Story & Son £91.50; R A & B Robinson & Son £91.50, £91; G H West & Sons £91.


113 cull sheep sold to £95 from M Kendra & Sons; to average £60.03.
146 pigs sold to 122p/kg from J T Horsley and to £153.07 also from J T Horsley. Porkers averaged 95.57p/kg. Cutters averaged 94.57p/kg. Bacon pigs averaged 104.94p/kg.


22 sows sold to 47p/kg from D Yorke; to average 37.48p/kg.






Edward Stephenson (Auctioneer) - 07801 685663
David Moxon (Auctioneer) - 07885 353925

Richard Tasker (Auctioneer) - 07801 685662

Stephen Burley (Auctioneer) - 07736 081785

Monday 10th December- WEEKLY SALE OF FAT STOCK
Sale starts at 9:30am with clean Pigs.