Preparing for the summer sales… shepherd Stephen Childerhouse at work on Monday at Robert Abreys Thorpe Farm, West Wretham, Norfolk. The stock pictured are among those destined for todays (Jul 18) Ingham Sale, Bury St Edmunds. With over 8000 head penned, the event provides an early barometer of the summer breeding and store trade. Philip Dale, auctioneer at Ingham, says theres certainly no shortage of grass this season. "Unlike last year, when parts of East Anglia looked like a desert." For Ingham prices, see next week.