14 September 2001


Livestock sales started again at the Thainstone

Centre, Inverurie, last Friday. FW went to see how

the new biosecurity measures were working

Men in white coats…yes, there were several there to witness a good trade for strong yearling cattle, 217 stores changed hands. Bullocks levelled at 120p/kg, heifers at 98p/kg and bulls at 111p/kg.

The sale was a nationwide story. Brian Pack, Aberdeen and Northern Marts chief executive, is grilled by a TV reporter.

Above: Biosecurity doesnt just mean white coats, but clean wellies too. Ian Moir of

Turriff, Aberdeenshire, gives his a thorough scrub.

Left: Lambs now need three tags denoting their farm or origin, the last farm they moved from, and once sold, the mart they were sold through.

Meanwhile, Auctioneer Brown & Co held an on-farm machinery sale at

Woad Farm, Fishtoft, Boston, Lincs, last week. FW was there

Among the tractor sales were a Case Magnum 270, which made £35,000, and a Case 7230, which sold for £19,400. Other tractors were a reasonable trade too.

Its a dogs life.

Somethings kept under here.

Pleased with the sale – auctioneer James OBrien takes another bid.

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