News

Keep up to date with the latest McCartneys news.

New Cull Cow Section at Knighton Market Is on Fire!

Fri 12 June 2020

An entry of 60 cows sold to an outstanding trade Read More

Prime Cattle see a 15ppk Liveweight Price Increase

Mon 8 June 2020

The outlook is positive at present Read More

A Life of Luxury

Fri 1 May 2020

A plentiful supply of good wholesome food Read More

Ludlow Store Sale - 8th May 2020

Fri 24 April 2020

Ludlow Store Sale on Friday 8th May will include Ewes & Lambs, Hoggs & Lambs and Cows & Calves Read More

Ludlow Market - Monday 13th April 2020

Fri 10 April 2020

Good entries needed in all sections Read More

Knighton Market - Coronavirus Update

Mon 30 March 2020

Important update re Knighton market forthcoming sales Read More

Ludlow Market - Monday 30th March 2020

Sun 29 March 2020

Ludlow Market is on tomorrow, but please click on Read More to view the details Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Fri 27 March 2020

The latest update as of Friday PM Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Tue 24 March 2020

Defra have confirmed that markets may take place today, Tuesday 24th March but MUST apply strict conditions. Read More

Important Coronavirus Update for Worcester Market

Mon 23 March 2020

Temporary switch from red to green market Read More

McCartneys Livestock Markets - Coronavirus Latest Update

Fri 20 March 2020

The latest update as of Friday PM Read More

Home Is... In the Livestock Market

Wed 18 December 2019

Awakening before the crack of dawn in order to prepare for the lengthy day ahead, amidst the hustle and bustle of the livestock market. Read More

Knighton Market Christmas Primestock Show & Sale

Mon 2 December 2019

Schedule for the Christmas Show & Sale on Thursday 5th December 2019 Read More

Ludlow Primestock Christmas Show 2019 Sale Report

Mon 2 December 2019

A fantastic entry for the 2019 Christmas Primestock at Ludlow Market.  All that took part should be very proud of what was achieved. Read More

Royal Welsh Winter Fair 2019 Auction Report

Wed 27 November 2019

A busy few days culminating in the supreme champion heifer reaching £10,800 Read More

Spotted at the RWAS Welsh Winter Fair - Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Tue 26 November 2019

All in a days work at the RWAS Welsh Winter Fair. Read More

Home Is … Full of Fabrics, Pins & Needles at This Time of Year, in Preparation for Our Pantomime!

Mon 25 November 2019

Sandra Sharp is an Agricultural Secretary at our Knighton office and has been here for 19 years. Here she shares what a busy home life she has. Read More

Ludlow Christmas Primestock Show Monday 2nd December 2019

Fri 8 November 2019

Details for the Ludlow Christmas Primestock Show on Monday 2nd December 2019. Entries close 5pm Wednesday 27th November 2019. Read More

Home Is… Where the Sheep Are

Wed 6 November 2019

If anyone had said to me 10 years ago, I would be weighing lambs on Thursday mornings at Knighton Market I wouldn’t have believed it. Read More

Fifty Years on and Still Going Strong

Mon 4 November 2019

The sale of store cattle in Shropshire and the marches has little changed over the past fifty years. Read More

Fake News

Fri 1 November 2019

The problem is that if such ‘fake news’ suits someone’s campaign then it will be used Read More

Trade Should Work Both Ways

Fri 18 October 2019

The beef/cattle trade! (How long have you got) Read More

Live Internet Streaming at Worcester Market

Fri 4 October 2019

More use of modern technology to benefit our clients Read More

Job Opportunity

Tue 24 September 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have re-opened the job opportunity to work in our Head Office accounts department Read More

6.47 Acres (in Two Quillets) of Amenity/Commercial Woodland for Sale

Wed 18 September 2019

Woodland For Sale at Bucknell, Shropshire Read More

Plant a Tree with Pride

Fri 16 August 2019

Agriculture has had some rotten press of late with much of it ill-informed nonsense Read More

Honeybourne Lamb Sale 2019 Sale Report

Wed 7 August 2019

The annual Honeybourne Lamb Sale proved once again to live up to all expectations. More lambs on offer, more buyers and a great trade. Read More

Local Auctioneer Called up to Judge

Thu 13 June 2019

Local livestock Auctioneer Clive Roads Read More

Three Cheers for Piers

Thu 6 June 2019

I was brought up believing that the BBC was the premier broadcasting network and that ITV was very much the poor relation Read More

Tis the Season of the Year

Wed 22 May 2019

Following a somewhat lack lustre start to the year now spring has finally arrived all things in the livestock sector are as usual at this time of year, beginning to “sing and dance”!! Read More

Farmers Banned From Shooting 16 Bird Species From Tomorrow

Wed 24 April 2019

Natural England made a shock announcement yesterday, that from tomorrow (25th April 2019) it will remove three general licences covering the control of 16 bird species, including crows, rooks, magpies and pigeons Read More

New Boy on the Block!

Thu 31 January 2019

Clive Roads takes prestigious position of Chairman of McCartneys. As Big Ben chimed 12 O’clock on New Year’s Eve, Clive Roads partner in McCartneys for 30 years became Chairman of the Partnership, taking over from a successful period from Glyn Owens – Partner running Knighton Market/Office. Read More

Welsh Winter Fair Full of Festive Cheer with Packed Auction Rings

Mon 17 December 2018

Welsh Winter Fair sale report. Read More

Royal Welsh Winter Livestock & Carcass Auctions

Wed 21 November 2018

At the Royal Welsh Showground Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY McCartneys are once again the official auctioneers to the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Read More

The Year 1874

Fri 2 November 2018

In the year 1874 much happened. Harry Houdini and Sir Ernest Shackleton were born. Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers football clubs were founded. In America the U.S. Army was fighting the Commanche and Cheyenne Indian tribes. Read More

Dying for Food

Thu 4 October 2018

UK Agriculture contributed around £10.3 billion to GDP in 2017, up some 20%, but at its most basic level it provides nearly 50% of the food we eat here in the UK. Read More

RPA Takes over Delivery of Countryside Stewardship. Is It Good News for Applicants and Claimants? Time Will Tell...

Wed 3 October 2018

Natural England has attracted widespread negative attention over recent years, and rightly so. The organisation has failed to process applications, failed to provide agreements within the agreed timescales and critically failed to make the deserved payments to claimants. This has led to Natural England being a highly unorganised organisation and resulted in turmoil. Read More

So Easy to Forget!

Mon 10 September 2018

The bureaucracy and red tape attached to the food production chain is now daunting when one remembers that farming is growing and rearing food to eat.  It seems that every possible interest group, quango, government department has to have an input.  Nor must we forget all the law and regulation that exists which governs food production.  The whole thing is becoming more complicated as every year goes by and there must be a huge amount of duplication. Read More

Berriew Show Report 2018

Fri 7 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed attending Berriew Show again this year. Unfortunately the rain arrived in the afternoon but we didn’t let this dampen our spirits. We had quite a successful day at the show chatting to potential clients, handing out balloons, getting people involved in our ‘Guess How Many Sweets are in the Jar’ game and providing warm drinks and shelter from the rain in the afternoon. Read More

Basic Payment Scheme 2018/2019

Fri 7 September 2018

Autumn planting if not already started will soon be in full swing. The earlier dry conditions made for most farmers to enact an early harvest. Read More

Rare Opportunity to Purchase Improved Hill with Hidden Gems on Welsh Coast

Fri 7 September 2018

Glygyrog Ddu hill is situated close to the coastal village of Aberdyfi with stunning views over the Dyfi estuary.  Glygyrog Ddu hill extends to just over 90 acres, most of which has benefitted from ploughing and re-seeding during the last 15 years, to produce productive pastures to support both livestock grazing and fodder conservation.  Although traditionally used for agriculture, the land would also lend itself to diversification, including recreational and amenity uses. Read More

Cefncalonog Farm, Newcastle on Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8QY Press Release

Thu 6 September 2018

McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by Informal Tender the holding known as Cefncalonog, Newcastle on Clun, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 8QY.  Read More

Honeybourne Sheep Sale Report - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Fri 10 August 2018

There cannot have been a year when the weather has played such an important factor leading up to the annual sale at Honeybourne. With very little grass (if any) in most parts, I must have had dozens of calls asking me what will the trade be like “will there be any buyers” and “will the lambs be in suitable condition”? Read More

Book a free valuation of your property

Request valuation

Set up email alerts about new properties

Register with McCartneys