153 pigs were sold at the monthly sale at Dumfries on Monday. New and regular buyers were in attendance and, although trade still reflects the nationwide condition of the pig industry, there was, again, an uplift in demand over previous months. Entries were forward from a wide area including Western & Central Scotland and the Southern Lake District.
A pen of three pure-bred Welsh gilts from Steven Wilson, Bishopbriggs sold at £180 with others from the same consignor at £115.
Baconers sold to £220 for Organic Large Blacks with cutters to £98 and £95 for Large Blacks and Duroc Crosses. Weaners topped at £65 for Duroc Crosses with Three Way Cross growers also at £65 and Saddleback Cross growers at £75. Sows with young litters looked good value and future buyers` attention is drawn to these.
Cast sows and boars met a better than anticipated trade and were ahead of national levels with prices significantly higher than a few months ago.
The next Dumfries pig sale will be on Monday 11th July.