I returned home from Romney day at Ashford market slightly emptier handed than I had hoped.
I had anticipated a strong trade in ewe lambs and tegs as the breed is proving once again popular with farmers who, like myself, want a good performing, low input, maternal ewe.
Since writing my last piece we have sold our shearlings at Skipton. Trade was good on the day and the Texel cross shearlings seemed to be very much in demand.
Chris Dodds, executive secretary, Livestock Auctioneers Association
Livestock markets throughout Great Britain are once again proving to be the cornerstone of competitive and fair trade in the red meat sector.
I have been in the livestock auctioneering business for more than 35 years and I have never seen prime lambs regularly achieving more than £90 per head throughout August and into September.
The live ring has provided producers with an unrivalled trading platform for nearly 200...