DBS reported a clearance rate of 81 per cent at its breeze-up sale last year, and 83 per cent in 2005, so consignors may be satisfied if they can continue to avoid the minefield of American clearance rates while making smaller profits.
The better lots at both sessions brought notable prices, but the clearance rate for the two days fell well short of 50 per cent and a significant number of those not sold failed to attract a single bid.
DESPITE closing with a quiet December National Hunt Sale on Wednesday, at which the clearance rate barely staggered past 30 per cent, Tattersalls Ireland finished the year boasting its secondbest set of figures.
This trial was designed to evaluate the overall safety of ABP-150 by the demonstration of dose proportionality and clearance rates at different concentrations in healthy postmenopausal women volunteers.
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.
Observations of clearance rates decreasing over time of exposure have been made with Crassostrea gigas exposed to Gymnodinium washingtonensis (Dupuy & Sparks 1968) and Mya arenaria fed Protogonyaulax tamarensis (Shumway & Cucci 1987, Cucci et al.