305gns top at Landrace showsale

50 July 21 1970 Landrace SM Farm

Bidding was extremely brisk for the 32 lots on offer at the third anual draft sale of the Dalriada Elite herd of pedigree Landrace pigs held last week.

The herd is the property of Mr J F Dewart, ‘The Beeches’, Ballymena Road, Ballymoney, and although it is not particularly big, animals from it hasve been successful at various shows. One of the boars from the herd, Dalrida Ajax 14th, realised the record prie of 305 guineas at a recent show and sale.

A large attendance of buyers, many of them well known breeders, made competition keen, and although last year’s figures were not at hand, a spokesman for the auctioneers, J M Wreath and Co, of Ballymoney, told FarmWeek: “More lots were on offer than at the previous sale and prices were “very much better”.

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