The provisional dates for Winter stock festival 2020 are 27th & 28th November. Further information will be available closer to the time.
Melton Mowbray market were proud to be appointed as official auctioneers and show sponsors for Winter Stock Festival 2019 and thankful for vendor and buying support in the sheep and pig section where there was an exceptional turn out of quality stock from across the country.
The show of sheep was kindly judged by Mr Andrew Atkinson, Harrogate with the pigs judged by Richard Taylor of Owen Taylor & Sons Butchers. R Garth & S Priestly won both champion and reserve champion butchers lambs with the champion pen selling to £380 and 864p/kg selling to a reputable butcher in London, with their reserve champion pen selling to £300 and 723p/kg. A single lamb in the Rabi class from R Garth & S Priestly to £155 and 456p/kg selling to keen supporter Mr Billy Burton, Peterborough. M J Wells & Son sold 39.5kg beltex x to £160 & 405p/kg to Mr Kevin Ludgate & family, Leighton Buzzard. Sam Booths 44kg to 318p/kg with J A & A Bradshaw-hird’s Beltex x to 317p/kg and B Lugsten’s Kerry hill to 310p/kg. Emma Germany’s 43kg to 279p/kg purchased by the judge Mr Andrew Atkinson and kindly put back up in aid of RABI.
In the pig section the champion pigs went to C Hudson, Newark selling at £160 per head to Mr Billy Burton, Peterborough. C Bull up from Sussex sold the reserve champion pig to £120 also selling to Billy Burton.
Breeding ewe lambs were kindly judged by Mr Charles Marwood down from Whenby York, with the breeding mule ewe lambs being judged by Mr G Taylor from Cumbria. The champion lamb was a single mule from the Geary family selling to the days top price of £365. The reserve champion lamb, a Blue Texel from H Williams, Llangadog Wales selling to £355. Beltex x Lambs from S Booth selling to a top of £155 with C D Timm also selling Beltex bred lambs to £145. Pure bred Suffolk ewe lambs from the same home also selling to £145.
A huge thankyou to all vendors, purchasers and Melton Mowbray staff for helping the sale run as smooth as possible, we look forward to seeing you all in 2020.
Full results of the show and sale can be found at www.winterstockfestival.co.uk