31st Autumn Rare Breed Show & Sale

Saturday 7th October 2017

Rare Breed Autumn Show and Sale 2017

This year we changed the format to a one day show and sale on the Saturday with the Shetland and Hebridean Sheep Society’s holding their own shows on the Friday. Their 2 champion sheep then went forward on Saturday to the Primitive Championship and the Interbreed Champion.

Saturday proved to be a hectic time to get all the sheep penned and the judging complete before the 11:00am start time. In the end all the judging of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry were finished on time.

This year we saw the biggest crowds at the Auction Centre we have seen for many years. Prices in general were very good for the best stock in every section and the majority of the stock entered was sold.

This year the Archbishop of York The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, paid us a visit as part of his weekend of mission in the Derwent deanery. He was accompanied by the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Rev Dr John Thomson, and other senior clergy from the Diocese of York. They went around the show and meeting both exhibitors and visitors plus having a go at selling which was followed by lunch in the café.

Prize-winners

Rare Breed Cattle Champion for the Albert Mitchell Trophy

Lot 55 British White Cow P Mellor York

Native Breed Champion for the Earthquake Trophy

Lot 48 Hereford Bull S Tate York

Supreme Champion Pig

Lot 2 Large White Boar J W Bedford York

Sheep Interbreed Champion

Lot 233 Leicester Longwool Ram Lamb G J Taylor Driffield

Primitive Champion and Reserve Interbreed Champion

Lot 513 Hebridean Gimmer Shearling C G & K E Heeley Boulton

Down Sheep Champion

Lot 249 Ryeland Gimmer Shearling P J Welford Selby

Heath and Hill Champion

Lot 305 Whitefaced Woddland Gimmer Shearling D Wardell Pickering

Champion Shetland

Lot 209 Gimmer Shearling A Lacy Hovingham

Top Prices Cattle

1300 gns Lot 60 Beef Shorthaorn Bull J Warren Barton on Humber

1100 gns Lot 36 Longhorn Cow with calf at foot C Lilly Saddleworth

900 gns Lot 34 Red Poll Cow with calf at foot G Metcalf Goole

Top Prices Pigs

260 gns Lot 8 Middle White Boar H M Prison Boston Lincs

200 gns Lot 11 Pietrain Boar C Addison Darlington

185 gns Lot 10 Pietrain Gilt C Addison Darlington

Top Price Sheep

330 gns Lot 604 Hebridean Shearling Ram J Alston Bosley Cheshire

230 gns Lot 293 Southdown Ram R Judson Bingley

230 gns Lot 305 Whitefaced Woodland Gimmer Shearling  D Wardell Pickering

230 gns Lot 320 Kerry Hill Shearling Ram A Fisher Harrogate

220 gns Lot 588 Hebridean Ewe Lamb D Braithwaite Barnard Castle

Poultry Top Prices

£210 Lot 615 Trio Saxony Ducks

£160 Lot 277 Pair Silver Laced Wyandotte

£140 Lot 805 Pair Creopsis Geese

£115 Lot 787 Pair Franconion Lavender Geese

£100 Lot 77 Trio Rhode Island Red

£100 Lot 581 Trio Crollwitzer

£100 Lot 617 Pair Saxony Ducks

£100 Lot 723 Pair White Call Ducks

£100 Lot 788 Pair Franconion Lavender 

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