Dumfries Pig Sale Report
A quality entry of over 100 pigs were forward for the monthly sale at Dumfries Mart on Monday 7th September 2020 with buyers from as far afield as Midlothian and Lancashire.
Prices for sows and heavy pigs were at a lower rate on the month, in line with national trends, and there was plenty of demand for breeding females.
Sows sold to a top of £155, baconers to £150, cutters to £130, porkers to £70 and young weaners at up to £50. Native breed in pig sows were topped at £150 with a Saddleback sow and her litter at £250.
The next Dumfries pig sale will be on Monday 5th October.
At Dumfries, C & D Auction Marts held their monthly sale of all classes of pigs on 10th August 2020 with a smaller but good quality entry and an exceptional trade.
Top price was for a superior in-pig Saddleback sow, Freestone Dinah 20th in pig for the second time and sired by Nancenoy Grand Duke 12th. From Mrs Rowan Simms of Masham, North Yorkshire, she sold for £260.
Saddleback breeding gilts sold to £210 with a Saddleback boar at £180. A purebred unregistered Tamworth unserved sow made £210 and a strong consignment of heavy cast sows from one farm sold to £205 and averaged £190 for a pen of six.
Baconers sold to £190, cutters to £180 and porkers to £130.
At Dumfries on Monday 13th July, C & D Auction Marts held their monthly sale of pigs on Monday 13th July 2020.
A smaller entry was forward but with a good quality selection of traditional breeds, mainly Saddleback, Gloucester Old Spot and Tamworth. Sows reflected the lower trade generally on the week and made to £165 but other classes sold well with baconers to £150, cutters to £120, porkers to £100 and weaners to £65.
Entries to Robert Weir 07885 729495 or Office 01387 279495
C & D Auction Marts Ltd recommenced their monthly sales of pigs at Dumfries on Monday 1st June 2020.
There was an excellent show of pigs forward from as far afield as North Yorkshire and the Mull of Kintyre.£ Attending and agency buyers were keen for stock and all classes met serious competition. Many more could have been sold to seller`s advantage.
Sows and boars sold to £160, Baconers to £150, Cutters to £105, Porkers to £72 and Weaners to £58.
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their monthly sale of pigs in Dumfries on Monday 9th March 2020.
A great show for quality and supply forward to a very keen ringside of buyers for all classes of pigs. Butcher buyers especially making their presence felt. Heavy pigs easy to cash especially baconers, cast sows & boars, with demand seriously outstripping supply.
Sows & Boars to £230
Baconers to £180
Cutters to £155
Porkers to £80
Weaners to £65
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their monthly sale of pigs in Dumfries on Monday 10th February 2020.
A great show of pigs forward to a large ringside of buyers sold at an expectional trade. Most classes were keenly sought after. Sows being the keenest sold to £210, baconers to £160, porkers to £130, weaners to £65.
C & D Auction Marts Ltd held their inaugural show and sale of pigs in Dumfries on Monday 9th December 2019.
All classes of pigs were well supported and a keen ringside of buyers saw a brisk trade ensue. Weaners were harder to cash. Porkers and cutters sold well to vendors expectations and sows and boars were hotly competed for overall a successful sale for quality sorts.
Champion gilt sold to £140 from£ SAC College, Easter Howgate.
Weaners to £80, Light Porkers to £85, Growers to £45, Cutters to £100, Baconers to £120, Sows to £140, Boars to £110.
- Overall Champion - First Prize Maiden Guilt from Scottish Agriculture Collage Easter Howgate sold for £140
- First prize pen 214
- First Prize Boar Pig
- Overall Champion - First Prize Maiden Guilt from Scottish Agriculture College Easter Howgate sold for £140 with Auctioneer and judge Robert Weir
- First prize Best Weaners
- First prize Organic Pigs from Dumfries House sold for £85 each
- Reserve Champion First Prize Sow sold for £130
- First prize Best Weaners-2
- Overall Champion - First Prize Maiden Guilt from Scottish Agriculture Collage Easter Howgate sold for £140-2