About Our Markets

Market Days

Every Tuesday – Finished Sheep and Cull Ewes

Last Friday of every month – Store Cattle

Horse Sales

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.

Pedigree Sales

Brecon Market is used by several breed Societies for sales, including Limousin Cattle, Charollais Sheep, the Beltex Sheep Society and the Texel Society.

Evening Sales

Every 2 weeks on a Thursday night there are special sales of breeding rams, ewes, and store and ewe lambs.

Machinery Sales

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.

Contact

McCartneys LLP
The Livestock Market
Warren Road
Brecon
Powys
LD3 8EX

Tel: 01874 622386 

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.

Market Days

Every Thursday at 11am – Prime Lambs, Cull Ewes and Store Sheep.

First Tuesday of every month at 11am – Store Cattle and Cows and Calves.

Saturdays – special sales by arrangement.

About the Market

The livestock market is situated in the North Herefordshire town of Kington, just off the A44 trunk road on the Herefordshire / Powys border. It draws livestock from a wide area including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Radnorshire and Breconshire.

The market moved to its current site in Love Lane in the town in the early 1900s and it was enlarged and refurbished in the late 1960s to offer modern facilities with a capacity for 1000 cattle and 5000 sheep.

The farmers who support Kington market are renowned for the quality of their livestock and approximately 2000 / 3000 fat lambs, cull ewes and store sheep are sold each Thursday throughout the year to regular buyers representing abattoirs all over the UK. The store cattle market offers well bred and genuine farmers’ store cattle, feeding bulls and cows and calves to numerous local, regional and national buyers.

Kington market is a welcoming and friendly auction mart and we area always pleased to see new faces.

About the Auctioneers

Gareth Wall is the auctioneer in charge of the market and is also a partner with McCartneys. He joined the company in 2001 and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Association of Agricultural Valuers and a Fellow of the Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Contact

McCartneys LLP

54 High Street 
Kington 
Herefordshire 
HR5 3BJ

Tel: 01544 230316 

Directions to Kington Livestock Market

Kington livestock market is situated in the heart of the north Herefordshire town of Kington close to the Welsh border.

Travelling from east and west on the A44 trunk road and on arriving on the by pass, turn in to Kington at the Presteigne round about and head towards the town centre on Victoria Road for about 400 metres and on passing Kington Court hospital turn right into Love Lane. You will find the livestock market and offices on your right hand side. The livestock market is sign posted off the roundabout on the A44 marked 'Cattle Market'.

The telephone number for the market (On Market Days) is 01544 231154

The Postcode for the Market is HR5 3BT

Market Days

Every Thursday – Finished Lambs and Cull Ewes

The first and third Friday in every month – Store Cattle and Store Sheep

Other Sales

Special sales of hardy mules and crossbred ewes and ewe lambs are held in the autumn together with sales of weaned calves and young store cattle.

About the Market

Livestock has been traded in Knighton on the England / Wales border for hundreds of years and old photographs exist showing the cattle tied up in the main street and being traded long before our auction market as such was built.

The current market, which is owned by the Powys County Council, occupies the site of one of two former auction yards within the town. It is well supported by farmers east and west of Offa’s Dyke and has an enviable reputation. However, as in all auction markets, the reputation is built around one thing – livestock. This area of border country has livestock producers who are capable and competent. They are mindful of their heritage but are always looking for ways to improve their product.

About the Auctioneers

Glyn Owens is the partner in charge of Knighton Market. From a North Herefordshire farming family, he gained a Diploma in Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester; qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1982 and became a Full Member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in the same year.

Jenny Layton Mills is one of the few female livestock auctioneers in Britain. After gaining a degree in Rural Enterprise & Land Management from Harper Adams University College, Jenny qualified as a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers in 2000.

Contact

McCartneys LLP

Wylcwm Place 
Wylcwm House 
Knighton 
Powys 
LD7 1AE

Tel: 01547 528621  

Directions to Knighton Livestock Market

Knighton Market is located in the centre of the town adjacent to the main car park.  If approaching from the east proceed into Knighton along Ludlow Road.

Continue past the Primary School for some 400 metres and turn right immediately before the Texaco Filling Station.

The Car Park and Market will be found after 100 metres. 

The postcode for the market is LD7 1DS

The telephone number for the market (On Market Days) is 01547 528273

Market Days

Every Monday – Primestock.

Every other Friday – Store Cattle and Store Sheep.

Other Sales

Pedigree

Ludlow Market holds several pedigree sales a year including those of Kerry Hill, Ryeland sheep and Clun Forests. It also holds an annual ram sale in October and fodder sales.

Antiques and Furniture

Sales held on the 3rd Friday of every month in a purpose-built saleroom within the Ox Pasture complex.

About the Market

Ludlow Market moved to the newly built Ox Pasture in January 1995. Set in 34 acres of land just outside the town of Ludlow, the building is the headquarters of McCartneys LLP. The livestock market boasts modern facilities based upon a simple, yet effective system of selling, where animal welfare is a high priority. The yard will comfortably accommodate 1000+ cattle and 4000 sheep. Renowned for its strong sales, the market regularly attracts buyers from right across the UK.

About the Auctioneers

Michael Thomas joined McCartneys in 1996. He is a member of the Livestock Auctioneers Association and runs Ludlow Market.

John Uffold sells the Fat Bulls every Monday at Ludlow.

Contact

McCartneys LLP

The Ox Pasture 
Overton Road 
Ludlow 
SY8 4AA

Tel: 01584 872251

Directions to Ludlow Livestock Market

Ludlow Market is currently located on Overton Road, just off the A49 Ludlow bypass. There are signs erected by the County Council for the Livestock Market.

You can reach the Market either through Ludlow town centre or by turning off the bypass. If you are coming through the town, the best way to reach us is to go up Corve Street (Tesco is on your left to signify the bottom of this street), go straight over at the traffic lights at the top in order to come down… Follow the road until you get to the traffic lights before going over Ludford Bridge (you will see an old Shell garage on the right hand side). Bear left after the traffic lights and go over the bridge. Follow the road along until you reach an entrance on the left-hand side marked ȁC;McCartneys Livestock MarketȁD;. Take this left turn and follow the drive all the way down until you reach the main gates for the premises. .

Coming from Shrewsbury/Craven Arms along the bypass; keep going straight along the A49 and when you reach the roundabout by Harry Tuffins and The Squirrel pub, go straight over. Continue to follow the A49 until you come to a red sign saying New Road Layout Ahead – turn right just after this sign and follow the road down until you reach an entrance on the right that is signposted McCartneys The Livestock Market. Take this right turn and follow the drive all the way down until you reach the main gates for the premises.

Coming from Hereford/Leominster along the bypass; keep going straight along the A49 bypass from Leominster until you reach the sign which says "Welcome to Ludlow" Just after this sign there is a slip road down to the left. Take this road and follow it until you come to an entrance on the right that is signposted McCartneys The Livestock Market. Take this right turn and follow the drive all the way down until you reach the main gates for the premises.

Market Days

Every Wednesday – Primestock.

Every other Saturday – Store Stock.

Pedigree Sales

A significant expansion of Worcester Market Sales has been a vibrant and successful Pedigree Sales Section for both cattle and sheep breed societies, with a valuable link to other pedigree sales held at Brecon and Ludlow Markets. A number of "national" sales, in addition to regional and club sales, are held annually and McCartneys Pedigree is extremely proud to be official breed auctioneers to no loess than 25 pedigree cattle and sheep societies, making Worcester Market one of the main pedigree centres in the country.

About the Market

The current site of Worcester Market was purchased by McCartneys in 1998 and opened in February 1999. The superb location of the 9 acre site just off the M5 and the Worcester Eastern Ring Road means that it attracts buyers from all over the UK.

About the Auctioneers

Clive Roads is partner in charge at Worcester Market. He joined McCartneys in 1983 and his experience in pedigree livestock has helped make the market a favourite of many societies.

Contact

McCartneys LLP

The Heath Meadow 
Nunnery Way 
Worcester 
WR4 0SQ

Tel: 01905 769770  

Directions to Worcester Livestock Market

M5, Junction 6

Take A4578 signposted to Evesham. After travelling ½ mile you will arrive at a roundabout. Turn right, signposted Hospital A&E and City Centre. Follow road, going over motorway and you will see the market on the left. When you get to the next roundabout turn left and the market entrance is 300 metres on the left.

M5, Junction 7

Turn left from the motorway slip road and then straight across the first roundabout .

At the next roundabout turn right onto Swinesherd Way. Follow along this dual carriageway, straight over first roundabout (signposted left to County Hall). As you go along the next piece of dual carriageway, you will notice the market on the right hand side: proceed right round the next roundabout. Coming back on yourself, the entrance to the market is approx 300 metres on the left.

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Les Thomas

Craven

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Katgie Morris

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Katie Morris

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Kington