Livestock Sales - Operation Restrictions for conducting our Livestock Markets due to the Coronavirus outbreaks
Following consultations between our Livestock Auctioneers Association, UK government and DEFRA it has been agreed that livestock markets can continue to operate but subject to the following recommendations:
Only sellers, buyers and hauliers should attend
No onlookers, visitors or public should attend
No person over the age of 70 should attend
No person who is ill or has any underlying health issue should attend
No children or any lady who is pregnant should attend
The market café to provide a more limited service to sellers, buyers and hauliers only
This dispensation against the government instruction to avoid gatherings is to help keep the food chain operational.
Please assist us by complying with these recommendations, use the sanitisation/hand wash facilities and adhere to the hygiene notices otherwise we will be instructed to close the cafe and the market.
Our prime-stock market is held as a slaughter only market for cattle, sheep and pigs. Sheep only markets are held on certain Bank Holidays under the 6-day standstill rules. Please refer to the “Forthcoming Sales” page for further details.
The live auction provides a transparent market place and the ability to achieve the best price and a quality premium with competition from a wide range of retail and wholesale buyers.
Most importantly, payment is guaranteed and made on the day of sale.
Monday Sale Times:
|9.30 am||Pigs||Followed by Sows & Boars|
|10.00 am||Prime Lambs||Followed by Ewes and Rams|
|11.00 am||Young Bulls||Followed by Clean Cattle, then over 30 month cattle|
Our store and breeding stock market is held on a Thursday under the 6-day standstill rules. There are calves and store cattle every week; Seasonal sheep sales and store pigs on the first Thursday of every month.
Thursday Sale Times:
|11.00 am||Store Pigs|
|11.30 am||Suckler Cows & Calves, followed by store cattle|
Store & Breeding sheep