Auctioneers Halls will be donating part of their commission to the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) from a farm dispersal sale on the Powys-Shropshire border next month.
The Shrewsbury-based multi-disciplined company took the decision in memory of Andrew Morris, son of Laurence and Phyllis Morris, owners of Mount Farm, Haimwood, Llandrinio, who died two years ago.
The Morris family has been a loyal customer of Halls for more than 50 years and haulier Andrew was a very popular figure at Shrewsbury Auction Centre where he delivered to and transported livestock from the market.
“Andrew was a very well known local haulier who was at the market every week and it came a big shock to everyone when he died,” said Jonny Dymond, Halls’ senior auctioneer and Shrewsbury Auction Centre manager. “Collectively at the market, we miss him very much.
“We took the decision as a company to make a significant donation, 2.5 per cent of the sale total, to RABI which does such great work supporting farming communities.”
Halls sold the livestock from Mount Farm a year ago and is now organising the sale of tractors, implements, livestock equipment and machinery from the farm on Saturday, July 8, starting at 11am.
Leading lots include a 2012 JCB Loader 526, a 2004 New Holland TS100A Tractor with Quickie loader, a 1961 Fordson Super Major with original logbook, a 2010 Isuzu Rodeo Denver, a Kawasaki KLS 300 4×4 quad bike, and bale, flat bed, grain and tipping trailers.
More information form Halls on Tel: 01743 462620.
A 2004 New Holland tractor with Quickie loader which will be going under the hammer in the auction at Mount Farm.