Prices slump again at Scottish auctions
PRICES slumped to new lows at Scottish auctions, raising calls for Government intervention of some kind.
Dalmally saw prices plunge “to a low beyond the worst expectations”, according to the The Scotsman. Lanark saw the value of Blackface wedder lambs sink to less than those obtained in 1979, with a fall of £18 per head.
Auctioneers commission was down at Lanark. Gross takings on Tuesday fell by about £150,000.
The Scottish National Farmers Union is due to meet Donald Dewar, the Scottish Secretary, and Lord Sewel, the Scottish agriculture minister.
- Lord Sewel offers talks on farming crisis, FWi, 20 August, 1998
- Row continues over best way to sell sheep, FWi, 30 July, 1998
- Plea for auctions as Swan profits slump, FWi, 25 June, 1998
- Auction plight problem for hill and marginal-land farmers, FWi, 5 June, 1998
- The Scotsman 03/09/98 page 28