WHILE online selling suits a particular type of animal, it is far from ideal for others. This was the case in point on Thursday when Goffs offered yearlings in Part 2 of their February Sale, held weeks after it was originally due.

While technology allows for videos and photographs to be put online and viewed with ease, there is no substitute for getting up close with your potential purchase, and sales companies will be hoping, and working hard, for a return to normal selling practices at the earliest opportunity.