Christmas Rearing Calf Show & Sale
Calves presented to be under 8 weeks old, born 9th October onwards, and be bona fide bred from recognised dairy breed dams.
"Myers Garth Shield" for Champion Calf
Regular Vendors only to Show
Sponsored by Genus & RDA Cattle Services.
Christmas Dairy Show & Sale sponsored by Wensleydale Dairy Products, Clarkson Dairy Services & Jameson's of Masham. Carrs Billington vouchers for top price on the day.
Champion awarded the "Express Dairy Co Ltd Challenge Cup"
Christmas Show for Prime Lambs.
Classes for Beltex & Continental to be shown in pairs.
Suffolk, Mule, Masham & Horned Lambs to be shown in 5's.
Entries restricted to two pens per class per vendor.
Sponsored by Middlemoor Farm Cafe; F Greenwood & Son Haulage; Walter Dawson Accountants & T Hearne Farm Machinery Sales
Best Presented Bird sponsored by EA Sunter Catering of the Mart Canteen
The Regular Sales pattern comprises: -
IN THE DAIRY RING
80 - 180 Rearing Calves and Stirks every Friday commencing at 11.00am.
This weekly sale continues as one of the premier sales for rearing calves in the country with last year seeing a marked increase in the number of stirks being sold.
We are grateful to Genus Ltd who continue to offer vouchers for the top priced beef bred bull and heifer calves and dairy bull calves each month.
These weekly calf sales incorporate four prize shows which are held each year at Christmas; a special for British Blue’s in February; The May Fair and the Late Summer Calf Show for the Peter Metcalfe Memorial Trophy.
Monthly Dairy Sales are held on the first Friday each month with Carrs Billington Agriculture offering a voucher for the top priced cow or heifer.
Dairy cattle are all locally farmed commercial & pedigree stock and include a high proportion of genuine full or part dispersals.
Shows for Dairy Cattle take place in the Spring for the Billy Atkinson Memorial Trophy; Mid-Summer and the Christmas Show and Sale in December.
IN THE STORE RING
Store Cattle sales are held fortnightly when between 50 and 400 steers, heifers, suckled calves and feeding bulls are sold on Fridays at 10.30 am.
From October to May, shows are held along with these sales when buyers can be assured of well-bred and well farmed Continental cross cattle from local suckler herds and an increasing number of Native breeds which now find a ready market. Many cattle from these sales go on to win major prizes at prime stock and other shows throughout the country.
The Annual Spring Spectacular for Show Potential Cattle.
This show and sale attracts the very best of halter trained cattle and appeals to a large audience of cattle show people the length and breadth of the country.
Cattle are shown during the afternoon and evening of Thursday 25th February and sold the next day in conjunction with the Mart’s fortnightly store sale.
Beef Breeding Cattle sales are held in conjunction with the store cattle sales with a show and sale in May.
Store lamb sales take place on Friday’s from July to February when 500 – 2000 lambs are forward. These sales are made up of predominately Texel lambs with other Continental breeds, Suffolk, Mule, Masham and Swaledale also on offer.
Store Lamb entries are taken to the time of sale but early entries advised for buyer’s notification. Lambs entered before 4.00pm on Thursday prior to the sale will be included in the ballot which will be drawn just before the sale starts. Late entries will follow.
Special seasonal breeding sheep sales take place during the busy September and October period when a full range of Mule, Swaledale and Continental sheep are forward together with the Annual Pedigree Teeswater show and sale for the Teeswater Sheep Breeders Association on Thursday 7th October.
Junior Store Cattle and Rearing Calf Competition sponsored by Jameson’s of Masham.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, the above has been suspended for 2021 but we look forward to welcoming the juniors back later in the year to make their purchases for the Easter 2022 show and sale.
Briefly, the competition runs as follows: -
Young people to purchase a store steer, heifer or rearing calf through Leyburn Auction Marts regular autumn sales. These animals are then to be shown and sold at Leyburn Mart’s fortnightly store cattle sale during the Easter School Holidays.
Prizes will be awarded for best animal; animal with the best daily liveweight gain, animal with the best gross margin and also best handler.
All prospective competitors must first register with the mart office.
Terms and conditions for this competition are available.
Every Wednesday under the Six Day Rule
20 / 40 Prime cattle, cast cows and cast bulls at 10.00am
followed by 500 - 1500 Prime lambs & hoggets.
100 - 400 cast sheep.
A collection for Deadweight sheep and cattle operates all year.
Farm Stock and Machinery sales are conducted on farm or at the Mart.
Collective sales of machinery, tools and Agri Jumble will be held at the Mart on the following
Friday’s in 2021: - 19th March; 4th June; 20th August and 15th October.
Sales of Farms, Agricultural Land and Property undertaken together with
Valuation and Professional work.
This work is carried out in conjunction with Robin Jessop Ltd, Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Valuers, Land & Estate Agents who have offices in Bedale and Leyburn.
Please contact the Mart office who will put you in touch with Jessop’s representative suitable for your needs.
Leyburn Auction Mart
Richmond Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5DP
Tel: (01969) 623 167
Stephen Mobile: (07866) 358 130
Please notify the mart office if your Farm Assurance number changes, you discontinue or become Farm Assured.