C & D Marts Dumfries held their monthly sale of all classes of pigs on Monday 16th October 2023, to include a sale of breeding pigs. A much larger entry met a consistent trade throughout with realisations similar to last month.
Baconers sold to £240 per head for a smart pen of Pietrain Cross from Aldoth, Cumbria. Other baconers sold to £170 for Large Blacks with cutters to £120 and stores to £80 with less demand for smaller growers. A good entry of cast pigs sold well to £180 (twice) and £170 for sows and £170 for boars.
Breeding boars sold to £235 for an aged Tamworth stock boar and £180 for a young registered Large Black. Breeding sows went to £180 for a registered Tamworth with well-bred young gilts looking tempting value at £90.
The next monthly pig sale is on Monday 13th November.