McCartneys continue as the Royal Welsh Winter Fair official auctioneers

29 September 2016

With the preparations for the 27th Royal Welsh Winter Fair in full swing, and the livestock entries beginning to flood into the office, the society are delighted to announce that McCartneys will once again be the events official auctioneers.

A local firm, McCartneys run five very successful livestock markets at Brecon, Kington, Knighton, Ludlow and Worcester, all with thriving weekly markets drawing livestock from a wide area and attracting buyers from across the UK.

“This will be the seventh consecutive Winter Fair at which McCartneys have been the official auctioneers” said Aled Jones, Assistant Chief Executive of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. “The society are very pleased that they have agreed to enter into another three year agreement and we very much look forward to continue working with their dedicated and hardworking team over the next few years.”

Jenny Layton Mills, the Rural Property, Land and Livestock Expert from McCartneys, selling the finished lambs at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair

The Royal Welsh Winter Fair is highly regarded as the finest prime stock show in Europe and has become well established as one of the most popular attractions on the British agricultural show calendar. Leading stockmen from all over the UK compete for the top accolades and their share of over £25,000 of total prize money up for grabs in over 200 classes special awards and championships throughout the two-day event.

With over 1,700 top quality entries for the competitions, the auctions are always eagerly anticipated and cause a buzz of excitement during the second day of the Winter Fair.

Jenny Layton Mills, the Rural Property, Land and Livestock Expert from McCartneys who sells the finished lambs at the Winter Fair said “we are honoured to be offered a further three year contract and have enjoyed working with the Winter Fair Committee, vendors and purchasers over the past few years. McCartneys will endeavour to achieve the best prices possible for all the quality livestock on show.”

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