Every Tuesday – Finished Sheep and Cull Ewes
Last Friday of every month – Store Cattle
There are monthly sales of Horses, Ponies and Tack, and an annual horse fair on the first Saturday in November for the sale of Section A foals and mares. There is also the renowned Llanafan and Cwmowen Sale in October.
Brecon Market is used by several breed Societies for sales, including Limousin Cattle, Charollais Sheep, the Beltex Sheep Society and the Texel Society.
Every 2 weeks on a Thursday night there are special sales of breeding rams, ewes, and store and ewe lambs.
Held at Brecon Market twice yearly – once in the spring and once in the autumn.
Antiques and Furniture
Monthly sales held within a purpose-built hall at the market.
About the Market
Brecon Market moved to its current site on the edge of town in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park in June 1999. The market has a national reputation for its monthly sales of suckler bred store cattle, which draws buyers from all over the UK. The sales peak at around 1000 cattle in April and October, which are traditionally un-catalogued sales.
About the Auctioneers
Chris Jones is the partner in charge at Brecon Market. The son of a dairy farmer, Chris joined McCartneys in 1989, as assistant to John Uffold. He became a fully qualified Rural Surveyor in 1997 and moved to Brecon in 2002.
The Livestock Market
Directions to Brecon Livestock Market
Brecon Market is currently located on the roundabout adjacent to Brecon Town on the bypass. There are signs erected by the County Council for the Livestock Market.
This roundabout is the main junction off the A470 from Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil and the Village and A40 from South West Wales and the main trunk road to Abergavenny.
From North Wales the market is best approached from Builth Wells along the A470 which runs parallel to the River Wye, then turn into the village of llyswen along the A470, proceed to the junction on the A438 and then follow the road towards Brecon turning right and continue towards Cardiff on the A40 off the first roundabout. The market is located at the next roundabout (2nd exit).
The postcode is LD3 8EX.