13th Spring Rare Breed Sale

Saturday 23rd April 2016

Spring Sale Report 2016

York Auction Centre held its 13th annual Rare Breeds Show and Sale on Saturday 23rd April 2016 which included Rare, Minority, Native & unusual breeds. Forward there were 71 cattle, 45 pigs including 21 pens of weaners, 131 sheep including Primitive breeds and 20 goats.

In the poultry section 455 pens of poultry, wasterfowl, turkeys and geese  plus 250 lots of Hatching eggs.

Top price in the cattle section was 1520 gns for a Beef Shorthorn cow with a heifer calf at foot from R P Wilson of York. Other notable prices included

1350 gns for a 13 month old  Hereford bull from Mr S Tate

1350 gns for a 12 month old Belted Galloway Bull from Ms P & S Sparham

900 gns for a Belted Galloway Cow from Mr D Wardell.

In the pig section top price was 120 gns for a Saddleback boar from K & K Mathews

Other notable prices included

100 gns for a Pietrain boar and a Berkshire Cross sow both from Ms L Pounder

62 gns for a pen of  3 Tamwoth weaners from M Longley Farm Services

Top price in the sheep section was330 gns for a Greyfaced Dartmoor ewe from Mr G W Hayes

Other notable prices included

230 gns for a Greyfaced Dartmoor gimmer from Mr J Hampstead

210 gns for a Ryeland gimmer from Mr S Clark

190 gns  for a Southdown gimmer from Mr G W Hayes

In the poultry section the top price was £200 for a trio of Bourbon from Mr P Barwood

Other notable prices included

£190 for a pair of Sebastopol Geese from Mr K J Littlewood

£148 for a trio of Marans from Mr J Hindle

£140 for a trio of Turkeys from Ms J Mills

£110 for a pair of silver Call ducks from Mr R E Cornforth.

Top price in the Hatching Eggs section was £92 for 24 Grey English partridge eggs from Angelasanimals Ltd

Other notable prices included

£31 for 12 Exhibition Red Silky eggs from Mr M Rangeley

£20 for 6 Carolina duck eggs from Mr D Smith

The next sale is the 30th Autumn Show and Sale on Friday & Saturday 7th & 8th October

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