12 July 2002

Auction coverage back

THIS week sees the welcome return of full livestock market coverage to farmers weekly (see Business p26-27) as well as new, previously unpublished information.

Put on hold after foot-and-mouth, every mart which reports prices to the Meat and Livestock Commission in England, Scotland and Wales will now be featured again. Recognising the wider aspects of cattle finishing, young bull figures will also be included for the first time.

Weekly averages from calf, dairy and store cattle auctions will be featured too, enabling producers to keep track of industry trends and make more informed business decisions. &#42