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.


Please only attend the market to conduct business, No children allowed.

Tuesday 14th July 2020


Tuesday 21st July 2020 Summer Lamb Show

2 lambs in a class classes are 42kg & under and over 42kg.  Only one entry per class

We are open to sell Calves, Store, Prime & OTM Cattle, Store & Finished Hoggs, Cull Ewes & Tups and Breeding Stock. Please phone Anthony 07783 956745 to book your stock in for sale and for further advice. 



We are sad to inform you we have had to make the decision to close the sales on a Thursday Evening (Fur & Feather) and a Saturday ( Horse & Tack Auction). We currently do not know when we will re-open but will keep you informed as the situation continues via our website and Facebook. We have done this to protect the vulnerable and follow the government guidelines.

At the moment Tuesday Cattle and Sheep sales is allowed to continue subject to new operating restrictions. Only buyers and staff are allowed to stay on the site during opening hours, sellers are only allowed to drop off their stock.

The cafe is only operating a take away service.
We appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please only attend the market to conduct business, No children allowed.

Please follow the Government's Medical Advice.
If you have experienced any of the following symptoms please do not attend the market:-
- shortness of breath
- fever
- coughs
If you have been abroad we ask that you do not attend until after 14 days of being back in the UK.
We advise anyone in the "at risk" category i.e the elderly and anyone with health conditions do not attend sales

If you are attending sales, you do so at your own risk, and we would expect strict adherence to the hand washing and sanitizing guidelines.
Thank you for you cooperation at this difficult time and please look out for future updates before attending the sales.

 Fur and Feather (THURSDAYS)