I think we all can agree that it's hugely important that we should all support auction markets for the sake our industry. We constantly hear from the lla and auctioneers that deadweight are the enemy and going that way will kill the trade which I agree with to some extent but I have been noticing recently how aggressively the larger auctions try and procure their stock from further afield and generally away from smaller local markets. I do some haulage and am now travelling many miles to big marts because they offer attractive deals often undercutting smaller local places on commission and even paying for the haulage. Could we get to the point of a few huge centres and lose the smaller ones because they can't compete. And should the big boys pay some consideration to who they are poaching from if they really believe in sell live and thrive?