Butcher buys pork champions for pre-Christmas sale

A West Yorkshire butcher is serving up championship pork in his shop after buying a trio of winning gilts at Skipton Auction Mart.

John Summers, of John Summers Family Butchers in Clayton, bought the champion animals from John Midgley, of Luddendenfoot, paying the top price in the show of £230 per head. He also bought the reserve champion pen of pigs from Blackburnís David Pawson at £140 each.

Summers, who runs the shop with his wife Karen and three children, said the pork from the champions was now on sale in his shop and was selling well to customers looking for something special for their festive roasts.

The butcher also bought the second prize 49kg Beltex-cross pen from Benthamís Robert Garth and Kelly Armitage at Skiptonís prime lamb show.