31 Prime cattle comprising 25 Clean Cattle (under 30 mos) & 6 Cast Cattle.
3,977 Prime Sheep comprising 3,593 Prime Lambs & 384 Cast Ewes & Rams.
52 Rearing Calves.
6 Dairy Cattle.
3 Loads of produce.
Rearing Calves to £405 (52)
Dairy av £65.84 Cont av £296.3 Native av £250
A mixed trade for the last sale of the season with Natives and Best Continental bulls a nice trade throughout, however heifers and straight continental bulls were harder to place with a much more selective ringside than seen of late. Always a strange sale leading up to Christmas with some buyers bulk buying and some refraining till the new year, despite this a straight trade on the whole was received for today’s offering.
Cropper Family Butchers serves up award-winning Christmas prime lambs
Award-winning prime lambs are again on the menu from this weekend at G&C Cropper Family Butchers in Accrington Market.
The reserve supreme champion lambs at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas primestock shows late last month – a Beltex-cross trio bred by the Brown family in Leyburn, North Yorkshire – were bought by butcher George Cropper purposely for the keynote festive trade
Supreme champion prime lambs on Christmas menu at Sanderson’s Butchers
A Baxenden butcher is this year offering supreme championship-winning prime lambs especially for his customers’ Christmas tables.
George Cropper Jnr, who owns and runs Sandersons Butchers in Manchester Road, paid a heady £500 each, top price in show, for the title-winning trio of Beltex-cross lambs at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual Christmas primestock shows late last month.
K&J Green Butchers hosts visit from champion festive beef farmer
A local butcher has hosted a visit from a championship-winning local farmer who has helped beef up his Christmas festive meat feast this year.
David Green, who owns K&J Green Butchers, in Heskin, Chorley, welcomed beef producer Robert Critchley, whose family farms ten miles away in Hutton, near Preston, to the Withington Lane shop.
The Critchleys bred the overall champion in the un-haltered show classes at Skipton Auction Mart’s annual high profile Christmas primestock shows and sales last month and it was purchased by K&J Green Butchers for top price in show of £2,160.