At Dumfries on Monday, C & D Auction Marts held their monthly sale of all classes of pigs. A strong trade prevailed with a good attendance of buyers.
Weaners were well short of supply and very easy to sell. These sold to £65 and £62 for Gloucester Old Spot Crosses from J. Smith, Townhead of Glengaber, with British Saddlebacks to £50.
Prime pigs were very easily cashed to £200 per head for three pens of organic Large Black Baconers from Ardyne Estates, with others from the same seller to £190. A pen of Black cross Tamworth from R. Douglas, Craigsford also made £190 with others to £160 per head for pens of Large Whites and Traditional Blues from Northrigg Hill.
The Breeding Section was also well supported with Large White Gilts selling to £120 to a new young producer, keen to start a pure herd.
The cast section was a much smaller show than usual but prices were rather improved on previous months, topping at £82 for a geld Large White Sow from Messrs Kirkwood, Mouswald Grange with others to £70 and £65.
The next Dumfries pig sale will be on Monday 12th July.