The measurement of clearance rates
and behavioral responses of each shellfish species to the harmful-algal exposures shows that complete valve closure to isolate soft tissues from the harmful algae is very rare.
From small consignments, Baltic King, Heliostatic, Vital Equine and Windsor Knot achieved 100 per cent clearance rates
Maximum ingestion and clearance rates
of the larvae on these dinoflagellates were 14-69 ng C [predator.sup.-1] [day.sup.-1] and 1.5-11.4 [micro]L [predator.sup.-1] [h.sup.-1], respectively.
The results have been dramatic with better than expected sales in every category, good clearance rates
and a real buzz in Kildare Paddocks that, frankly, had been missing in 2008."
THE sunniest outcome of the two April breeze-ups may have been their clearance rates
. At Doncaster, for pinhooked horses the clearance rate
through the ring - comparing horses sold to horses offered - was 80 per cent, while at Tattersalls it was 73 per cent.
Two-year-old sales were already a contracted market before the credit crunch hit, and clearance rates
in the mid-60 percentile were the reality players learned to live with; but having settled at that challenging level for a few seasons, clearance rates
have now dived further.
But in keeping with other sale houses, Tattersalls Ireland was plagued by low clearance rates
. Despite offering 233 more horses than last year, the company sold 266 fewer to produce an overall clearance rate
of 58 per cent, down from 66 per cent last year.
A number of this year's middle-to-lower market yearling sales, such as the Tattersalls Ireland September Yearling Sale, the concluding day of the Goffs Sportsman's Sale and Book 4 of the October Sale, had disappointing clearance rates
. The Sunday and Monday at Goffs reflected this.
at all but one of the first four major two-year-old sales there fell by seven to eight percentage points, dropping below 60 per cent at both Fasig-Tipton's Calder sale and Barrett's March sale, the two more prestigious auctions of the quartet.
This is clearly evident in a continuing rebound in auction clearance rates
where August saw the best monthly average clearance rates
in Sydney since March 2017 and in Melbourne it was the best month since August 2017.
For the primary endpoint, 12% once-daily was the most effective dose with 38% complete clearance rates
compared to 18% for vehicle.
Looking ahead, the company said it has entered the end-of-season sale period on July, with surplus stock down 1% on last year and clearance rates
2.0% below expectations.