The Christmas sale of pigs at C and D Auction Market, Dumfries, saw a top price of £300 paid for a four-year-old pure British Saddleback in-pig sow.

This was the first anniversary of the successful re-commencement of monthly pig sales and 103 were sold.

A small herd dispersal from Mark Day, Carlcroft, Harbottle, Northumberland, produced the sale leader, which was purchased by MJ and JA Dobson, Hillhead, Auldgirth, Dumfries.

Others breeding pigs sold to £150, also from Carlcroft.

In line with national trends, store and prime pigs were slightly harder to cash on the month.

Cutters sold to £100 from SRUC, Easter Howgate; weaners topped at £50 for British Saddleback gilts from Gary Scott, Broxburn; porkers reached £80 for some Duroc gilts from Jason Knaggs, Doncaster who also sold boars at £70. Baconers and cast pigs attained £100.