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Livestock Sale

Monday 6th December 2021



York Auction Centre had 520 head of stock forward including 268 Cattle, 139 Sheep and 113 Pigs at their weekly sale of Prime stock.


What a busy day at the Christmas show. The pork pie competition had entries from Chidswell Farm Shop, W Fletcher & Son Ltd, Rob Featherstone Butchers, BW & D J Glaves & Sons Ltd, Knavesmire Butchers and D Wilson Family Butchers. The sausage competition also had entries from the above plus M & K Quality Butchers.

Huge congratulations to B W & D J Glaves & Sons who won both the pork pie and sausage competition.


Turning to the cattle with a great entry of 81 show cattle. The cattle were judged this year by Matthew and Ben Kneafsey of M & K Quality Butchers, Bishopthorpe Road, York. They chose a homebred Limousin heifer from J R Johnson & Son, Flat Top Farm, Terrington which weighed 526kg and was purchased by the judge for 540p/kg, grossing an excellent £2837.


The reserve champion chosen by Matthew and Ben was a Limousin steer from Wagstaff Bros, Westfield Farm, Sutton on the Forest which weighed 546kg and was purchased by R Pearson, Oakenshaw, Bradford for 385p/kg, grossing £2099.37.


The Champion bull was a British Blue from S J Wakefield, Thirkleby Barugh, weighing 724kg, purchased by R Pearson, Oakenshaw, Bradford for 300p/kg amounting to £2168.38.


The reserve champion bull was shown by H W Cowling & Son, Rudding House, Pannal, a Limousin weighing 728kg and selling again to R Pearson for 292p/kg, £2122.12.


There was a tremendous show of quality cattle in all classes and vendors are to be congratulated. 2021 has been another difficult year as covid doesn’t seem to be going away.


The auctioneers here at YAC extend their congratulations and thanks to the vendors, buyers, drovers and accounts staff who have all worked very hard to ensure that the live auctions have continued successfully and outperformed the deadweight all year.  


This year we combined forces with the Yorkshire Agricultural society to raise money for Future Farms, women in Farming, FCN and our market chaplains. Thank you to Charles Mills for attending and explaining their charitable work, in total we raised £1261.


Supreme Champion -                   Limousin Heifer from J R Johnson & Son, 526kg at 540p/kg totalling £2837 to M & K Quality Butchers, Bishopthorpe Road, York


Reserve Supreme Champion -        Limousin steer from Wagstaff Bros, 546kg at 385p/kg totalling £2099.37 to R Pearson, Oakenshaw, Bradford


Champion Young Bull -                 British Blue bull from S J Wakefield, 724kg at 300p/kg totalling £2168.38 to R Pearson.


Reserve Champion Bull -               Limousin bull from H W Cowling & Son, 728kg at 292p/kg totalling £2122.12 to J Penny & Son, Rawdon, Leeds.


The trophy for the champion Black and White Bull went to H W Cowling & Son, 542kg at 230p/kg purchased by Kurpas Meats PLC.  


Best exhibitor bred award went to the Supreme champion entered by the J R Johnson & Son, Terrington, York.






Principal Prices

68 Continental X Young Bulls sold to 300p/kg from S J Wakefield and S Beachell & Son and to £2168.38 from S J Wakefield; to average 251.94p/kg.


14 Native bred Young Bulls sold to 248p/kg from Dale Farms and to £1738.77 from D A Shirt & Sons; to average 213.93p/kg.


64 Non-Continental X Young Bulls sold to 230p/kg from H W Cowling & Son and to £1553.54 from D A Shirt & sons; to average 204.70p/kg.

46 Continental X Steers sold to 385p/kg from Wagstaff Bros and to £2099.37 also from Wagstaff Bros; to average 262.78p/kg.


70 Continental X Heifers sold to 540p/kg from J R Johnson & Son and to £2837.77 also from J R Johnson & Son; to average 298.29p/kg.


5 OTM cattle sold to 172p/kg from R & G Newby and to £1203.93 also from R & G Newby; to average 130.47p/kg


Young Bulls

S Beachell & Son 300p/kg, 286p/kg, 248p/kg, 242p/kg; S J Wakefield 300p/kg, 296p/kg, 280p/kg; M & C M Addy 294p/kg, 289p/kg, 276p/kg; H W Cowling & Son 292p/kg, 285p/kg, 279p/kg, 250p/kg; A V Etherington & Sons 288p/kg, 276p/kg; Wilson & Kellett 288p/kg, 251p/kg, 236p/kg; C A Potter 288p/kg, 270p/kg; Edgar Bros 286p/kg, 269p/kg, 260p/kg; Dale Farms 284p/kg, 270p/kg; R E Schofield 274p/kg, 240p/kg, 238p/kg, 237p/kg, 236p/kg; D G Johnson & Son 270p/kg; R B & R H Thornhill 265p/kg, 256p/kg; Messers Skelton 264p/kg, 238p/kg; G Baxter & Sons 262p/kg; F & A Town 246p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 240p/kg; Banklink Ltd 238p/kg; J B & M Hodgson 237p/kg, 232p/kg; G J Taylor 236p/kg, 232p/kg; J R Gowthorpe 234p/kg; C A Potter 234p/kg; D Hardcastle & Sons 234p/kg; Davison Bros 233p/kg



Native Breeds

Dale Farms 248p/kg; D J Grassham 233p/kg, 223p/kg; G Baxter & Sons 228p/kg, 227p/kg; R A Suddaby 226p/kg, 197p/kg; J M Sawyer 220p/kg, 217p/kg, 208p/kg, 195p/kg; Messers Skelton 216p/kg; R Brownbridge & C Kirkby 182p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 182p/kg




H W Cowling & Son 230p/kg, 216p/kg, 215p/kg; D A Shirt & Sons 228p/kg, 225p/kg, 209p/kg, 192p/kg;  R A Suddaby 227p/kg; R Brownbridge & C Kirkby 227p/kg, 220p/kg, 219p/kg, 218p/kg; G J Taylor 227p/kg, 222p/kg, 221p/kg, 219p/kg, 217p/kg, 206p/kg, 205p/kg; Davison Bros 226p/kg; J B Jackson 225p/kg, 214p/kg, 201p/kg; M & D Nicholson 225p/kg; F E Brown & Sons 225p/kg, 216p/kg; H Brownbridge 224p/kg, 210p/kg; D A Jones 221p/kg, 217p/kg, 205p/kg, 203p/kg; A Sykes 220p/kg, 213p/kg, 209p/kg; D J Grassam 220p/kg; D Hardcastle & Sons 219p/kg;  T W Clark & Sons 218p/kg; A P & R A Dunn 212p/kg, 208p/kg; J Brewster 212p/kg, 210p/kg; Wagstaff Bros 211p/kg, 208p/kg, 207p/kg; J Marshall 210p/kg; R E Cornforth 208p/kg; Dale Farms 194p/kg



Wagstaff Bros 385p/kg, 330p/kg, 305p/kg; J R Johnson & Son 318p/kg; W & L Thompson 315p/kg, 301p/kg; J R Hildreth 304p/kg; A E Guymer & Sons 298p/kg, 295p/kg; H W Cowling & Sons 298p/kg; D G Johnson & Son 295p/kg; D Barker 289p/kg, 278p/kg, 273p/kg, 253p/kg, 245p/kg; M & C L R Dale 288p/kg, 263p/kg, 259p/kg, 258p/kg, 246p/kg, 243p/kg, 241p/kg; L Dale & Son 284p/kg; F W & J M Douglas 282p/kg, 272p/kg, 268p/kg, 240p/kg; M D Medd 280p/kg, 263p/kg; J M Douglas 277p/kg; A M & S L Armitage 269p/kg, 247p/kg, 240p/kg; H Crossley & Sons 253p/kg, 249p/kg; J Cawkwell 247p/kg, 223p/kg; E A Hughes 239p/kg; R & G Newby 232p/kg



J R Johnson & Son 540p/kg; W & L Thompson 360p/kg, 350p/kg, 348p/kg, 332p/kg, 324p/kg; L Dale & Son 340p/kg, 315p/kg, 314p/kg; Wagstaff bros 332p/kg, 328p/kg; G Haslehurst & Son 322p/kg; G J Taylor 322p/kg; R E Schofield 320p/kg, 316p/kg, 314p/kg; P B Fox & Son 310p/kg, 309p/kg, 308p/kg, 306p/kg, 305p/kg, 304p/kg, 300p/kg, 294p/kg; P A & N S Tattersall 310p/kg; R Mccaie 307p/kg, 299p/kg;  R & G Newby 303p/kg, 295p/kg; C W Foster 303p/kg, 295p/kg; L Dale & Son 303p/kg, 295p/kg, 294p/kg; D G Johnson & Son 300p/kg; J Voakes 299p/kg; J M Douglas 296p/kg; A E Guymer & Sons 295p/kg




R & G Newby 173p/kg; J H Illingworth & Son 132p/kg; T H Hobson 127p/kg




99 Lambs sold to 318p/kg from Cornborough Farms and to £143 from Cornborough Farms; to average 276.03p/kg. 


40 cull sheep sold to £140 from M Kendra & Sons.  


Lambs Per Kg

Cornborough Farms 318p/kg, 288p/kg, 270p/kg; R A Dobson 311p/kg, 309p/kg, 298p/kg, 296p/kg, 241p/kg; C & S Crossley 310p/kg, 300p/kg; D Barraclough 295p/kg, 289p/kg; S Barnes 290p/kg, 275p/kg, 268p/kg; A J & E Phillip 281p/kg, 279p/kg, 273p/kg, 266p/kg; Gary Rennison 272p/kg; Gilson & Co 265p/kg, 243p/kg; B Pearson 261p/kg, 257p/kg, 254p/kg, 253p/kg; R Coe 243p/kg, 240p/kg

110 pigs sold to 120p/kg from A & S Livestock and to £151.00 from A & S Livestock.    


Gilts sold to 110p/kg from J T Horsley; to average 85.68p/kg

Boars sold to 120p/kg from A & S Livestock; to average 72.13p/kg


Baconers averaged 82.73p/kg







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

Rod Cordingley (Auctioneer) - 07801 685660

Stephen Burley (Auctioneer) - 07736 081785

Sale starts at 9:30am with clean Pigs.