About our Auctioneers

Glyn Owens, FRICS, FAAV, FLAA, Chairman

Glyn OwensGlyn Owens is the partner in charge of Knighton Market. From a North Herefordshire farming family background he has been involved in livestock auctioneering and agricultural valuations since he left Hereford Cathedral School in 1974. Having gained a Diploma in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, he qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982 and became a Full Member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in the same year.

When not involved in livestock auctions Glyn is actively involved in providing a full range of professional services to a rural client base in Mid-Wales, South Shropshire and North Herefordshire.

Glyn is married and has three children who keep him fully occupied during his spare time!

John Uffold, BSc (Hons), MRICS, FAAV, FLAA, NAVA

John Uffold Born in Surrey, educated at Reading University, achieved a 2:1 Honours degree in Estate Management. He is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers.

From 1973 - 1979 John worked as a professional Chartered Surveyor running a livestock market in the West Country at the same time. He then worked for approximately 18 months with the Land Service - ADAS - at Guildford Divisional Office and at headquarters in London before being moved to Chelmsford.

John returned to private practice in 1980, working for a short time at Northampton before moving to McCartneys. For the last twenty years John has been running the livestock market in Ludlow, Shropshire combining practical auctioneering with professional work.

He has always remained involved with the family farming partnership, which has bred Texel Sheep for the last twenty five years and also had a pedigree flock of Clun Forest sheep, at one time.

John is currently Chairman of the Shropshire and North Wales branch of the Livestock Auctioneers' Association, representing them nationally on Cattle and Sheep Identification committees. He is also Vice President of the Clun Forest Sheep Breeders Society Ltd. John also sits as the Auctioneer's representative on the National Sheep & Goat Scheme Advisory Committee (run by Scottish Colleges).

John has been involved with livestock judging and breeding from an early age, especially in relation to Young Farmers: won a Gold Medal at the Smithfield Show for beef cattle and carcase judging: has judged at national and local events and represented Young Farmers at a national level at the European Rally.

John is married to Mary, they have two children, Ruth and Oliver.

Clive Roads, FLAA

Clive Roads Clive joined McCartneys in 1983 from Leamington Spa based Pedigree Livestock auctioneers, John Thornborrow & Co. It was at this time that McCartneys took over Worcester Market where Clive has been based ever since. He has seen the market move out of Worcester City Centre to an excellent location adjacent to the M5 motorway.

In addition to his responsibility for the day to day running of Worcester, Clive sells the prime lambs at Ludlow on a Monday, has seasonal pedigree sales at Brecon and other venues throughout the Country.

He joined the full partnership in 1989 and has been largely responsible for the increase in Society pedigree sales for most of the cattle and sheep breed societies, several of these breeds having national sales at Worcester or Brecon.

He has been appointed as a Monitor Valuer by the Welsh Assembly Government to oversee TB Valuations throughout Wales.

Over the years he has been privileged to judge cattle and sheep classes at most County Shows, in fact judging, at the Royal Welsh and the Royal Show on three occasions. Other connections with the livestock sector includes Chairing the NBA Beef Expo committee at the Three Counties Showground, at Malvern and he is also a Council Member of the Three Counties Agricultural Society.

His "good looks" have been moulded by a rugby career that took him to County level and he dines out on the fact that he was "the best back row forward never to play for England" (as quoted by an ex England International)!

Apart from his involvement in country sports Clive is keen on genealogy with a family tree tracing back to 1532 – in his words "plenty of history but not much money".

Jenny Layton Mills, BSc (Hons), MRICS, FAAV, FLAA

Jenny Layton Jenny Layton Mills joined McCartneys in 1999 at their Knighton Office. Jenny is a farmer's daughter from Vowchurch in South Herefordshire and was educated at Kingstone High School.

After obtaining a National Diploma in Business & Finance at Hereford, she went on to gain a 2:1 Honours Degree in Rural Enterprise & Land Management from Harper Adams University College. Jenny qualified as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2000.

Jenny is one of the few female livestock auctioneers in the country and sells cull, store and breeding sheep and store cattle on a regular basis at Knighton Market, as well as at farm dispersal sales.

Jenny also enjoys and undertakes a large range of professional work, including farm business tenancies, grass keep, valuations for borrowing, probate, divorce, tax and other purposes, planning appraisals, compensation matters, grant applications and is the McCartney's Cross Border Specialist for the Single Payment Scheme. Jenny also plays a game of competitive hockey for Kington Ladies every Sunday.

Chris Jones, MRICS, FAAV, FLAA

Chris Jones Chris Jones - Manager of Brecon Livestock Market
Born and bred in Montgomeryshire, the son of dairy farmer Raymond Jones, Chris joined McCartneys in 1989 as an assistant to John Uffold. In 1995 he became a fully qualified Rural Surveyor after completing a correspondence course with White Knights College, Reading University.

Chris opened the Bishops Castle office in 1996 and continued to sell store lambs and cattle at the Ludlow market. Following the foot and mouth outbreak he was asked by McCartneys to become the first resident partner to run Brecon Livestock Market, and moved to Brecon in June 2002.

He has been a partner in McCartneys since 1997 and carries out the duties of auctioneer in Brecon, together with rural professional work and the trading of milk/livestock quotas.

Gareth Wall, MRICS, FAAV, FLAA

Gareth WallGareth Wall is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and a member of the Institute of Agricultural Management. He joined McCartneys in July 2001, following 4 years employment with a firm of Land Agents in Shrewsbury.

He is a partner of the firm, and is based at the Kington office in Herefordshire where he runs the livestock market and undertakes a wide range of professional work for private and institutional clients.



Ryan Williams, BSc, FRICS, IRRV

Ryan Williams Ryan Williams is the partner in charge of our Hay-on-Wye Office and Chairman of the property section of the McCartneys group. A native of Brecon, he has worked in the Hay, Talgarth and Brecon areas for over twenty years. He specialises in the sale by auction of farms, cottages, barns and land but can also be seen selling grass keep, standing straw and mowing grass, at farm sales and at our Brecon furniture saleroom.

Ryan has a B.Sc degree in Estate Management, qualified in 1979 and became a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1992. Apart from the sale of agricultural and residential property, he also specialises in compuslory purchase and compensation, rating and planning matters, particularly local plan issues and planning permission for the conversion of barns and derelict cottages.

Ryan is married with two teenage children and lives at Battle, near Brecon. He regularly carries out charity auctions and his interests, outside work, include history and most sports including rugby, cricket and golf.

Katie Morris, BSc (Hons), MRICS, FAAV

Katie Morris is based primarily at Knighton office and market but also attends Welshpool office every Monday undertaking rural professional work. Katie is local to the area, being a farmer’s daughter from Llangunllo. She was educated at John Beddoes School, Presteigne before going to Harper Adams University College where she obtained a first class honours degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. Katie joined McCartneys in 2008, following her graduation, and qualified as a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2009.

Katie undertakes the weekly sale of cull ewes at Knighton market, as well as conducting the seasonal fodder sales and selling at farm dispersal sales. Katie also undertakes a large range of professional work, including sales and lettings of land and rural property, valuations, Basic Payment Scheme claims, grant application, planning appraisals and compensation matters.

Outside of work Katie has been an active member of the YFC movement, and is very honoured to have held the role of County Chairman of Radnor Federation. She was a keen stock judger having won both Welsh Black and Dairy Holstein cattle judging at the Royal Welsh Show and Butchers Lamb judging at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair. Other interests include music, sport and helping on the family farm.

Shae Price, BTEC National Diploma, ALAA

Shae started working at McCartneys back in February 2013 as a field officer and trainee auctioneer based in Brecon Market, but has since then taken over the weekly selling of Prime Lambs and Cull Sheep as well as overseeing the monthly Horse sales. He is based at Brecon three days a week and then at Kington Market sourcing and selling some of the Cull Sheep on Wednesday and Thursday.

Shae is originally from Builth Wells, but has recently moved to the Brecon area. After finishing school, he continued on to study at Holme Lacy College where he passed with a BTEC National Diploma in Agriculture and Business Management. Shae is currently studying Livestock Operations and Market Management at Harper Adams University.

Outside of work he is a member of Troedrhiwdalar YFC, where he has been a successful winner of the Stock Judging competitions as well as the Pantomimes. Shae has also represented Brecknock YFC at national level auctioneering. Other activates he enjoys to do in his spare time are producing, showing and breeding Welsh Ponies and Cobs as well as breeding Texel Sheep. Shooting and country sports are also a big part in his life too.