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MORE than 2,000 people from the farming community attended the opening of the new £5million livestock market, near Raglan.
The Monmouthshire Livestock Centre, at Bryngwyn, replaces the market at Abergavenny which closed on December 11, and also the former markets at Monmouth and Newport.
TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson rang the bell to declare the 27-acre site open. The site features a main 3,689 sq m building and a support building to house a ring, offices, toilets, lobby and café and parking. There are 396 pens, which can accommodate up to 3,500 sheep and 800 cattle.
IAE worked very closely with Morgan Sindall, Monmouthshire County Council and newly formed Monmouthshire Livestock Auctioneers (formerly ANMAL), this ensured that this new state-of-the art facility was built to the highest modern standards, taking into account animal health and welfare, the market will be able to serve the farming community for many years to come.