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Pigs to £212 a head at Gisburn Xmas sale

A whopping show of pigs were forward at Gisburn Auction Mart Christmas Pigs Show and Sale. With 272 forward for sale, all pigs were sold well above expectations finding homes far and wide across the country.

The judge Mick Mills, who had travelled from Derbyshire, had his work cut out selecting from four classes of pigs and awarding the championship to Sidney Launders, Tottington, Bury with an outstanding pair of Pietrain cross prime pigs. They sold to buyer Stephen Taylor, Bamber Bridge, Preston at a price of £212 a head under stiff competition from judge Mr Mills. Reserve champion pure Pietrains from David Pawson, Blackburn sold to £165 per head again to Mr Taylor.

 

Champion Pigs.jpgRenowned pig breed, Mr Pawson was in the money again when he sold a pure Pietrain breeding boar, winner of the first prize breeding class, at £250, the purchaser E Edwards, Ruthin, North Wales.

Auctioneer, Jonathan Turner commented what an fantastic sale day, with a superb show of quality pigs from regular, new and far afield customers and finish the last pig sale day this year by thanking vendors and buyers for their continued support and wishing them all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Auctioneers Richard Turner & Son

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Mick Mills with Mr S Launders with the champion pigs which sold to £212 each

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