2022 Society Sale dates can be found [Here]
(Note: for Builth Wells send forms and entry fee to Society Office - make cheques payable to Ruthin Farmers)
UK Sales (except Builth) Conditions of Sale [Download Here]
Roscommon Conditions of Sale [Download Here]
Builth Wells Conditions of Sale [Download Here]
Today’s livestock market provides a service which is transparent and competitive for both the seller and the buyer. Markets are run under high welfare standards giving confidence to all. Many marts have invested in new facilities to help ensure high biosecurity which in turn helps maintain the high health status of the stock.
The auction mart acts as a broker, selling under LAA Conditions of Sale, which provide guarantees and indemnity’s with timelines to protect the buyer and the seller. Auctioneers negotiate with buyers and sellers on a daily basis so you do not need to be a confident negotiator when it comes to obtaining the best price.
The auction mart company takes the responsibility for collecting payment from the buyers. Some even pay out on the day before they have cleared payment themselves. This is less risk for you as the seller to take, it is a prompt, efficient and assured means of payment.
The auctioneer has the ability to bring buyers together in one place which creates a competitive market hence ensuring you receive the optimum price for your stock. It is very important that competition is retained within the breeding sheep sector and the livestock sale ring is able to offer this.
Times are changing and the past twelve months have highlighted this, hence marts across the country have had to adapt, especially with technology. Online and social media are now being used by many both to conduct a sale but also to advertise beforehand. As company’s they have the infrastructure and network which you as the customer can make use of without having to make the outlay yourself.
All Lleyn sheep are registered with the Society hence you are buying the real thing. All registered rams have passed Society Inspection so have met the breed standard requirements.
There is a variation in the breed and by seeing the different sheep form different breeders, locations and systems you are able to easily compare and make a considered decision on which stock to buy.
You can be confident that you are paying a fair market price, those chosen sheep will sell for the better prices as other producers will have selected them too.
There is plenty of information and advice available. The sale catalogue provides MVA status and other health and accreditation status. The breeders and auctioneers can offer a range of advice from expected price to breeding suggestions and experiences. The auctioneer can provide you with commercial guide prices which can help you decide the value to you. The Society often has representatives at the sales able to offer advice on registrations and membership.
The Livestock Market system ensures a fair price for both buyer and seller. We must ensure we continue to use them otherwise we may lose them. Please do consider supporting the Society Sales.