Archive Article: 2000/08/04

4 August 2000

&#8226 SELLING cattle live over the internet came a step closer last week with the announcement that researchers are to get part of a £2m package announced by science minister Lord Sainsbury to investigate the feasibility of holding auctions on-line.

&#8226 AUCTIONEERS Barbers recorded their highest entry of new season lambs through Market Draytons auction recently. Over 1000 head went under the hammer to return an average of 84p/kg with a top price of 99p/kg for a pen of 39.5kg Texels from Mitchells of Sambrook.

&#8226 LATEST British Wool Board figures suggest just over 2.4m kilos of the 2000/2001 wool clip was offered at its most recent sale and about 85% was cleared. Spot prices varied from 87p/kg for the best supplies to 56p/kg for the poorer sorts.

&#8226 AUG 11 sees the next Texel sire reference scheme selection day at Chelford market, Cheshire. Also present will be experts from SAC, the Roslin Institute and Welsh Institute for Rural Studies &#42

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