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George Candler reported a full clearance
“Confidence appears to have returned to the livestock sector with customers anxious to secure stock before the end of the year"
“Numbers still remaining limited" - Candler
“Numbers are reducing with some cattle, that are still outdoors, showing impacts of the prolonged wet spells"
“All numbers of sheep a bit smaller this week with a good firm trade for all lots.”
There was a full clearance recorded, according to George Candler.
Candler said that store lambs met with good farmer demand
Some 1,200 entries were offered for sale at the mart
“Is the worst over?” – asks George Candler
A smaller sale of sheep with some 320 entries on offer – Candler
"The wet weather has meant that farmers buying cattle have not the same option of putting them out to grass" - Candler
“Larger numbers from Northern Ireland and further afield helping to swell numbers in the factories” – Candler
Trade aided by buyers "specifically looking for quality continental bullocks and heifers"
“Factories have adequate supplies from Northern Ireland the UK” — Candler
“Those still at the factory gates should not stop fellow farmers who now need to dispose of beef before they go over-age or over-fit"
'A bigger sale of cattle with a definite trend developing' - Candler
“The good breeding hogget sale would indicate that more farmers intend staying in sheep production.”
"The sharper trade can be attributed to the resilience of farmers rather than any positivity in the marketplace,"
This is 'to be welcomed in the uncertain climate that exists at present'