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 24th September 2019
AL Calvert - 1 Bullock, 2 Heifers, British Blue X, Between 20-33 months.
Paul Sykes - 4 year old Shorthorn Stock Bull.
Mark Kaye - 2 Store Cattle - 1 x Lim OTM (never calved), 1 x Lim (Had 1 calf)
Liam Broster - 25 Strong Steers - 15-18 months (Photos in Gallery) and 6 pure bred Charolais Heifers
Saturday 28th September 2019
Special horse and pony sale all entries invited pre book or book on the day, passports required. Auction will follow the tack. Buyers and sellers welcome
2019 Sheep Sales
Entries to the office asap please
Sunday 29th September Woodland show & Sale and Breeding Sheep
Woodland Entries close Friday 13th September, please send your completed entry forms to Jill Thorp promptly to be included in the catalogue which is already being requested by potential customers.
Sunday 13th October Store Lambs & Breeding Sheep
Fur and Feather (THURSDAYS)
The gate will be open from 3pm (Auction 6pm) to sell Poultry Rabbits Eggs Produce Plants Huts & Misc Items.
Tack Sale (SATURDAYS)
The gates open at 9am. The Auction commences at 10.30am. Tack to be entered by 10am. Rugs, Bridles, Saddles and everything you could need for your horse.
The Directors and staff would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work raising money for the defibrillator at the market, with special thanks to Roslyn Warburton Paul Thorp & family for the donation of £250 from the Merry Mountain Child Trust. Tim Coy and Ian Wright from the Freemasons of Yorkshire for the donation of £670 from The West Riding Masonic Charities Limited. Thank you if you contributed to the Christmas Raffle & Guess the Name or made a donation. (Presentation photos in Gallery) The defribrillator will be located outside by the front door so it can be used by anyone anytime in an emergency after calling 999