31 May 2002

Grasskeep rates heading higher

LAND agent McCartneys has sold 2939 acres of grasskeep over the past three months at rates slightly above last season. Prices ranged from £55-150/acre, averaging almost £89/acre.

But the firms Glyn Owens, from the Shropshire office, said foot-and-mouth meant this rise should be treated with caution. "Generally, prices in recent years have not been as high as those seen towards the end of the 1990s." &#42