Farmers in Brecon & Radnor have once again been donating sheep to auction, to raise more than £1,000.
The ‘Bring a Broker’ initiative was launched by R.A.B.I’s Brecon & Radnor committee last year and the concept is simple; farmers donate a broker or cull ewe which is no longer fit for breeding to be sold at their local market, with the proceeds going to R.A.B.I. The scheme was the brainchild of committee treasurer, Hugh Davies, who is also a NFU Mutual agent in Builth Wells. Last year’s ‘Bring a Broker’ appeal raised more than £4,000.
All the livestock markets in Brecon & Radnor took part in the scheme. Linda Jones, R.A.B.I’s regional manager for Wales, said: “Our committee volunteers have been extremely busy and their effort and dedication is to be commended. We’re also extremely grateful to the farmers who donated animals in order to help others. It is inspiring to see so many farmers thinking of those less fortunate.”
Elaine Stephens, chair of the Brecon & Radnor R.A.B.I committee, added: “I would like to thank everyone who supported the ‘Bring a Broker’ initiative, which illustrates the close-knit links of our farming community.”
R.A.B.I’s Brecon & Radnor committee also organised a quiz night at the Black Mountain Lodge in Glasbury, which raised a further £557.
Paul Greenow, vice-chair of the committee, said: “I’d like to thank Kim and her staff for hosting us and John Lloyd at Oil4 Wales for his support. It was wonderful to see the room packed with 13 teams.”
The winning team comprised Aubrey Price, Andrew Jones, Andrew Marshall and David Edlin.