Auctioneer profile

  • Welshpool Livestock Sales

    A charter granted in the 13th century first gave Welshpool the right to hold a weekly market on a Monday and in 1863 the Smithfield Livestock Market was established, spending well over a century at its old home on Mill Lane in the centre of the town. In 2008, work on its redevelopment began a mile away from its original base on a 16 acre site on the outskirts of the town and in November 2009 the new multi-million pound Livestock Marketing Centre now being home to Welshpool Livestock Sales was completed and opened. Transforming the future of trading, the livestock building extends to 3.25 acres and is capable of holding in excess of 1,200 cattle and 15,000 sheep. Long established as the main auction outlet for livestock in Mid Wales and the Borders and still being reputed the largest Prime Lamb market in Western Europe. Welshpool Livestock Sales has a dedicated team based at the Centre dealing with the sales and purchases of both pedigree and commercial livestock on behalf of its very extensive client base. Conducting weekly Monday sales of prime lambs, prime cattle, cull ewes, cull cows, plus store lambs and breeding ewes. With fortnightly sales of dairy cattle, cows and calves and store cattle the market attracts buyers from all over the country, annually selling in excess of 500,000 sheep and 10,000 cattle.
    Buttington Cross
    Welshpool
    Powys
    SY21 8SR
    United Kingdom