McCartneys are delighted to welcome Bradley Towell to the firm as a Livestock Auctioneer and Agricultural Professional
Thu 3 October 2019
Bradley was born in Gloucestershire where he grew up working on both arable and livestock farms in the county. After a short time working on farms in New Zealand and Australia, Bradley attended the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in Agriculture and a Master’s Degree in Rural Estate Management. Whilst studying at Cirencester, Bradley worked part time for a firm of auctioneers in Gloucestershire which gave him a good foundation of experience in livestock auctions and rural professional work.
After Cirencester, Bradley spent four years in Dorset working as an Auctioneer where he sold store cattle on a weekly basis at Frome Market in Somerset as well as conducting farm dispersal sales and property auctions. During his time in Dorset Bradley qualified as a Rural Chartered Surveyor with the RICS and an Agricultural Valuer with the CAAV.
Bradley has a strong background of practical farming experience which can be applied to all areas of Rural Surveying. During his time in practice, he has gained a large amount of rostrum experience in both livestock and property. He has also gained sound knowledge and expertise in the following:
• Farm sales and acquisitions
• Farm letting
• Grazing and arable licences
• Valuation of rural property and livestock (for bank lending, probate etc)
• Compensation claims against water, electricity or gas providers
• Farm business advice
• Basic Payment Scheme and Capital Grant applications
• Contract Farming Agreements.
Aside from a general interest in agriculture, Bradley enjoys the social aspect of being in the local community.
Bradley will be joining the livestock team in Ludlow and Worcester markets and will be based at the Ludlow market office for rural professional work. If you see Bradley in market or out and about during the coming months, please stop him and introduce yourself.
Bradley can be contacted on 01584 872251.