15 March 2002

Prices back in FW

INDIVIDUAL live market prices are available in farmers weekly again now that almost half the marts in England and Wales have reopened their doors.

Just over a month after DEFRA reinstated livestock auctions on Feb 11, FW has decided to publish the Meat and Livestock Commissions market information now that throughput has risen to representative levels.

Prices for sheep, cattle and pig auctions are available on page 32. The MLC says that 78 centres in Great Britain reported prices last week. For further auction market details see p33. &#42