Holmfirth Attested Auction Market Limited was established in 1951 and is based in the summer wine village of Holmfirth. The company was created by a group of local farmers who each purchased a £100 share, some of which are still owned by their descendants today, to buy a disused mill.The intention of the purchase was so they could buy and sell dairy cattle which were TT tested, as the other market in Holmfirth, with a history dating back to the 1800's, didn't offer the TT accreditation which was wanted by local farmers at that time.
Holmfirth Attested auction market operates from a large site on the edge of the Peak District National Park and is easily accessible from the surrounding areas of Yorkshire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Lancashire selling around 20,000 head of stock annually. A new sales ring, penning area, cafe and office were built in the early 1980's to modernise the market followed by a further extension a few years later to cope with the increase in stock numbers being sold through the market. The cafe is open on all sale days and is run by the market serving fresh home cooked food.
All types of Cattle and Sheep are sold every Tuesday with a show and sale for the store cattle in April and the Christmas shows in December which are well supported by local companies farmers and butchers. On the 2nd Sunday in October we have a special store lamb and breeding sheep sale, known as the Meltham Sheep Fair, in conjunction with Paul Dixon c/o Wm Sykes & Son. The Fur & Feather auctions are held every Thursday evening and the horse & tack sales on a Saturday, these sales helped to keep the market open during the tough times experienced by all through the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001.
We hope you find this website helpful and look forward to your custom in the future.
Tuesday 30th April 2019 ~ Entries Invited
PART TIME VACANCY
Market Wash Down and Stock Collection Supervisor at Holmfirth Attested Auction Market
We are looking for an enthusiastic dedicated and flexible employee or two people who could share the job to join our team. This would suit self-employed farm labourers or other manual workers with spare days. The duties include Cleaning the vehicle wash area, sale ring and livestock pens when the stock have gone and ensuring biosecurity requirements are always met. Experience in handling livestock is preferred as occasionally stock are left in the market overnight, this prevents completing the job on a Tuesday, which means finishing the washing out before Wednesday evening. Cleaning the toilets and mopping the office and entrance floors, then setting up the tables for Thursday’s sale in the main ring. Wash down the pens after the Saturday horse sale and collect litter from the car park.
All enquiries to Anthony Hobson 07783 956745
A trial period will be offered to the successful applicant to work alongside the current workers.
Fur and Feather (THURSDAYS)
The gate will be open from 3pm (Auction 6pm) to sell Poultry Rabbits Eggs Produce Plants Huts & Misc Items.