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country soul

  • Joined Feb 2010
the price of pigs at local mart
« on: February 28, 2011, 07:03:04 pm »
I was suprised today to see really good looking saddle back gilts making only 17 at the auction market  each,they weighed 35kg.Poorer types made less than that my mate bought some for 4
For anyone who was thinking of getting kune kunes and "micro" types they were 2 each , about the price of a bacon sandwich!
I suspect its the price of corn which is depressing prices

oaklandspigs

  • Joined Nov 2009
  • East Sussex
    • OaklandsPigs
Re: the price of pigs at local mart
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011, 07:15:21 pm »
Yes, people rarely make anything at auction, and generally use it to dump excess stock that they cannot sell privately and cannot afford to keep.

Buying is a bit of a lottery - you don't know their history or disease status, don't get a chance to see mum or the set-up they came from.  You can get a fanstatic bargain, or a real problem  - just as with buying cars!

 
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country soul

  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: the price of pigs at local mart
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 07:23:30 pm »
some of the stock was of real quality and a bargin.the kunes etc were a right state  and I reckon just being dumped as they couldnt afford to feed them.There was about 40 of them

knightquest

  • Joined May 2010
  • Birmingham
    • Knight Pet Supplies
Re: the price of pigs at local mart
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 07:32:05 pm »
As a non pig keeper.................can you salvage a poor specimen to say fatten up and eat?

Ian
Ian (me), Diane (my wife) and 4 dogs. Ollie (Lab mix) , Quest (Malamute), Gazer and Boris (Leonbergers)

robert waddell

  • Guest
Re: the price of pigs at local mart
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 07:51:02 pm »
it can be done

hoggsbreath

  • Joined Dec 2010
Re: the price of pigs at local mart
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 09:37:11 pm »
what part of the country was this?.

 

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