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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.

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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.

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Opinion - Value of auction marts is proven

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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...

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