25 December 1998

Tractors down, but

TRACTOR registrations for November just topped the 500 mark, reports the Agricultural Engineers Association.

Although 19.8% down on November last year, this total is higher than many in the trade expected and is a significantly smaller fall than has been recorded in previous months. It brings the year-to-date figure to 9268 (36.4% down) and could signify an up-turn in the market fuelled by better news on the beef front and the prospect of higher comodity prices.