MARKET REPORT - SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2013 PRESS PIGS

MARKET REPORT - SUNDAY 1ST DECEMBER 2013 PRESS PIGS Calderdale’s John Midgley, of Dean House Farm, Ludendenfoot, landed his third prime pig championship in four years at Skipton Auction Mart’s sixth annual Lingfield Christmas primestock shows and sales.

Midgley porkers champions again at Skipton Christmas highlight

Calderdale’s John Midgley, of Dean House Farm, Ludendenfoot, landed his third prime pig championship in four years at Skipton Auction Mart’s sixth annual Lingfield Christmas primestock shows and sales. (Sun, Dec 1)

 

Mr Midgley again clinched the title with his first prize trio of 90kg Piétrain-cross gilts, which, like his 2012 victors, were again snapped up by John Summers Family Butchers, of Clayton, Bradford, for a show-topping £230 per head.

 

Mr Summers also paid £140 each for the reserve champions, the first prize winners in the 85kg or less show class from Blackburn’s David Pawson.

 

The second prize 85kg+ pen from JG Bamforth, of Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, sold for £210 each to Bamber Bridge wholesaler Stephen Taylor, who also paid the same price for the same vendor’s first prize trio of native-bred pigs.

 

Mr Taylor struck again to land the second prize 85kg or less pen from 13-year-old Louise Findlay, of Coverdale, for £125 each