C&D Auction Marts Limited held their opening sale of hay, silage and straw on Tuesday 16th February 2016.
A packed ring of spectators and potential customers were present at 1 o’clock for the commencement of the sale.
Vendors had brought samples of the crop to the market and these had been inspected during the morning by potential customers. The sale commenced with the straw which saw bales of barley straw sell to £19 from Englishtown. Round bales of wheat straw sold to £8.50 Glencaple. Haylage and silage proved difficult to move with sold lots trading between £8 and £12. Hay was the best trade of the day with quality lots good to sell, round bales sold to £21 from Houghton House with others to £20 Heatheryknowe, 2014 hay sold to £16 from Newby.