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. 

We hope you find this website helpful and look forward to your custom in the future.


Tuesday 28th May 2024

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Calder Rivers Trust and River Holme Connections will be at Holmfirth Auction Mart on Tuesday 4th June to talk about their free, confidential farm advice and funding opportunities. They will be offering free and confidential farm surveys to assist farmers and landowners in identifying where there might be opportunities to support farm business resilience, improve biodiversity and soil health, and provide nature-based solutions to a range of issues. They can also help with finding funding to this kind of work, from Countryside Stewardship and the Sustainable Farming Incentive to local, targeted funds. They work at a catchment level, so provide these services to any farmer or landowner in Calderdale, Wakefield or Kirklees. If you are outside these areas, they can put you in touch with the Rivers Trust which will cover your area. Come along and have a chat!

Farm to Farm

1 Pure Bred Hereford Bull, Registered, Turns 2 years old on 10th April, showed 23 cows & heifers and has been bulling since. 

For more information please contact: 07749 737854

Pictures in Gallery

Spring Store Cattle Show & Sale 2024



Please click below to read our Christmas Shows & Sales Report

Christmas Show Report