What impact will pig sale closure have on sector | POLL

What impact will pig sale closure have on sector | POLL

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This week's Dublin pig market will be the final held at the selling centre, marking the end for weekly pig auctions across SA.

Elders/T&D Pig Marketers auctioneer Garry Tiss said the decision was made due to a lack of numbers and lack of buying support.

"Buyers aren't really supporting the market and there's been too much variation in price from week-to-week," he said.

Landmark pig auctioneer Grant Whitford said the closure was a sign of the times.

"It will be the end of an era but my numbers have been decreasing, like everyone else at the market," he said 

"It’s a shame but unfortunately it had to happen."

Pork SA chairperson Mark McLean was hopeful the closure would not affect wider buying competition for pigs.

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