Welsh Gilts At Chelford
Wright Marshall held a very successful sale of Breeding Pigs in conjunction with the usual weekly sale of over 300 Pigs at Chelford Agricultural Centre, Cheshire.
Amongst the many highlights of the sale were 22 Pedigree Welsh from the prize winning Burry Herd of Messrs EW & KM Austin, Swansea who topped the sale at 1000 Gns for the Welsh Gilt Burry Sally 4071 sold In Pig to Gwyns Imperial ELL760, the Sally blood line in one of the rarest lines remain in the breed and her Sire Burry Victor 1958 also sired the Reserve Male and Reserve Female Champion at the 2014 Welsh Show.
Purchased by Messrs BG & B Bemand of Tenbury Wells. The Burry herd dominated the top prices with Burry Daffodil 4431 In Pig to Burry Ted at 825 Gns. Burry Lucky Girl at 475 Gns was the leading priced Maiden Gilt also purchased by Messrs Bemand. Messrs Austin sold 7 In Pig Welsh Gilts to average £547.51, 11 Maiden Gilts average £405.69 and 4 Boars average £309.77.Large White were also in demand with Messrs H Booth & Son twice realsing 330 Gns for In Pig Chapel Lady Mollington Gilts. Pietrain Boars sold to 390 Gns and Gilts to 250 Gns.
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