Kent’s Ashford market is certainly pulling out all the stops to help farmers get back trading again, with auctioneers Hobbs Parker announcing a raft of sale dates to help clear a backlog of stock.
Estimates suggest the market will handle about 80,000 head of sheep in the next three months in store and breeding sales, alongside the firm’s weekly primestock sales.
Best of luck to all and with that many stock to shift, the drovers will certainly be kept fit in the weeks to come!
Sale dates include the following, but for full listings and online catalogues see the Hobbs Parker website.11 Sep 07 Store and Breeding Cattle Sale – 150 Catalogued
14 Sep 07 Lambs and Breeding Sheep including catalogued Ram Sale and Special Sale of Crossbred ewe lambs, principally Suffolk x Mule
3,200 Suffolk x Mule ewe lambs; 3,000 Other crossbred and Romney lambs; 1,700 Suffolk x Mule and Mule ewe tegs; 175 Breeding ewes and 172 Suffolk, Texel, Charollais, Rouge, Hampshire and Vendeen ram tegs.
FARM DISPERSAL SALE
22 Sep 07 Imperial College at Wye (Formerly Wye College)