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Stud pigs from three states find total auction clearance


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Scott Reid, VC Reid and Son, Forbes, with Emma Baxter and children, Bethany and Owen, "Riverdale", Forbes, with their top-priced $2600 boar, a Landrace from Pinedock stud, Casino.

Scott Reid, VC Reid and Son, Forbes, with Emma Baxter and children, Bethany and Owen, "Riverdale", Forbes, with their top-priced $2600 boar, a Landrace from Pinedock stud, Casino.

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A sale of 91 stud pigs offered by nine breeders from NSW, Victoria and South Australia, topped at $2600 and averaged $939.

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STUD pigs met strong buyer support with 91 topping $2600 and averaging $939 at the third annual Forbes Stud Pig sale held at Bedgerabong showground on Thursday, May 11.

Graeme and Sue Baxter, "Craigeburn", Condobolin, and agent, Murray Reid, V C Reid and Son, Forbes, with their $1925 top-priced gilt, a mated Large White offered by the Blenkiron family, Gumshire stud, Keyneton, SA.

Graeme and Sue Baxter, "Craigeburn", Condobolin, and agent, Murray Reid, V C Reid and Son, Forbes, with their $1925 top-priced gilt, a mated Large White offered by the Blenkiron family, Gumshire stud, Keyneton, SA.

Nine stud breeders including three from South Australia, one from Victoria and five from NSW, sold all offered with 25 mated gilts making to $1925 to average $1079 and 39 unmated gilts averaging $667.

Landrace boars were in demand as the nine sold to $2350 and averaged $1444 while 15 Large White boars topped the sale at $2600 and averaged $1177.

Three Duroc boars topped $1000, averaged $600.

The sale was conducted by Scott and Murray Reid of VC Reid and Sons, Forbes, for the Forbes Pig Sale committee.

The Reids’ father, Wayne, began the sale decades ago, but it was reactivated due to popular demand and this is the third sale.

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