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. 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 13th April 2021

3 x Prime Cattle from Mr R Barr, Spring Lambs from two different vendors, D Liles 4 Hereford X Limousin steers and 1 heifer 6 months old TB4 (photo in gallery), Ian Dodson 5 Lim Heifers 13 months old, George Mills Hereford & Shorthorn steers, Angus & Hereford Heifers 9 months old, Edwin Hawk 3 B&W and 1 Blue Calves, Steve Millin blue bull and blue heifer calves, Mr Hensby Hereford & Angus steers, Gary Davis 14 Angus and Shorthorn steers, 2  year old and out wintered, 10 Blue Bull Calves, Mr Hallam 2 Lim Bulls & Friesian bull calves, 1 Pure bred texel with twin lambs at foot, 4 Mule shearlings with lambs at foot


Tuesday 20th April 2021

Spring Store Cattle Show & Sale, Auction 12 noon

1 Ordinary Market Share for Sale at 1pm (Terms & Conditions Apply)

For further details about the market share please contact

 Anthony on 07783 956745


5 Hereford X Limousin Heifers, 11-12 month, TB4 from Richard Lea. 5 Heifers & 3 Bulls from Andrew Schofield. 8 x Continental stores from Mr Townends. 2 x Hereford X males & 2 x Hereford heifers 12/14 months old from Ms Wales, B Hulme 4 Named Sire Angus Steers, Barry Buckley 6 Strong Conti X Stores, John Richardson 10 Suckler Bred LimX Stores, Mr Elsworth 9 contiX & 1 Angus heifer and 1 steer. 1 Lim x steer 22 Months, 5 Hereford X heifers 9 to 11 Months, 4 Hereford X Steers  10 to11 Months, All suckler bred. From Mr J Charlesworth3 bulls and 5 hefeirs, they are all 10/11 months old, TB4, photos in gallery. From Mr A Schofield.13 Hereford X steers and heifers.  7 steers and 6 heifers predominantly born August September 2020, one heifer a bit younger born in November.  Named sire pedigree Hereford bull. Born at grass.  Been on just haylage and their mothers in the yard/shed since the end of November, TB4 From Mr J Firth. 2 limousin Bullocks & 1 Limousin Heifer 20 months old from Mr S White


Private Sale of 200+ good quality round bale haylage suitable for Cattle, Sheep or Horses.

For more details contact John 07791 059511

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