Livestock Market

As from Tuesday 10th November we will be working under the following set of rules. 

1.The Drop and Go policy will be in effect. Please pull up, drop your stock off leaving any instructions with the auctioneers and leave the market site. 

2.The wearing of facemasks throughout the market site is compulsory for all attendees, along with complying to the 2m social distancing at all times.

3.The canteen will be open for takeaway only.

4.Only 1 person per business allowed on site.

We are again looking to provide a safe environment for you to sell your stock in at a good advantage but the booking in of your stock is more important than ever to allow us to inform buyers. 

For more information please speak to Steven or Graham Ellis

Saturday Deadstock Markets.

Following Saturdays announcement by the Prime Minister our Saturday Deadstock Markets are postponed until further Notice. All items that you wish to collect must be collected by 4pm Wednesday 4th November. Please do not turn up to deliver goods or attend a sale until we announce we are open again.

Christmas Primestock Show.

Tuesday 1st December. 

We are pleased to confirm that Defra have stated that Christmas Prime stock shows may go ahead as long as the following rules are adhered to.

Christmas Show & Sales of livestock – Christmas Shows & Sales can take place. However, judging must take place in the pennage area. The judge should be the only person inspecting the animals and entering each pen (vendors must not stand in, or around the pen of their animals at the time of judging) The wearing of Face Coverings and Social Distancing must be complied with throughout.

The LAA would encourage members only to hold Christmas Shows if they are confident that doing so does not pose any increased risk to their staff and/or customers.

Christmas Shows must not become a social gathering and should be limited to those exhibiting their animals and the judge (only 1 representative per business)

We are pleased to announce we will be holding a Prime stock show on Tuesday 1st December. This will be a smaller show than normal but we look forward to providing vendors a chance to show and sell some quality animals for the Christmas trade.

A big thankyou to all our sponsors in there support for the show this year.

Please Note this will be subject to rules and regulations changing, and all people following strict social distancing rules.

Please click on this link to download 2020 Primestock Show Schedule

Christmas New York Dressed Poultry Sales

Saturday 19th December and Monday 21st December

We are provisionally looking to hold 2 Christmas poultry sales this year. Due to the current regulations they will be staged differently. 

We will publish more details on these sales once we have had further clarification as to the rules.

To keep up to date please check our news page.


All customers are requested to follow the law and wear masks in our offices, Stock penning areas, sale ring and toilets at all times. The wearing of masks/face coverings is now mandatory and you face a £100 fine if this is not complied with. Whilst not compulsory in outside spaces we are asking customers to wear them where possible to help stop the spread.

Saturday Country Market

Postponed until further notice.

The Bike, Electrical and Yard sale commences at 10am 

The Plant and shrub sale will commence after the sale of bikes with a separate auctioneer who will then go on to the Timber Sale.

The Fruit and Veg Stall, J Coleman’s Meat Wagon and the Cafe (for takeaway only) are now Open.

Please maintain 2 meters where possible, Use the hand sanitiser points and wear a mask and gloves where possible.

Customer Details will be taken at the entrance to the market to allow us to conduct track and trace if required. If you are a registered buyer then providing your bidding number on entry is all that is required. If you are not registered then a name and contact telephone number will be required before you are allowed on site.

Stanfords Offices and Professional Practice

Our staff are working either from home or the office. We are able to accommodate meetings either by Zoom or Microsoft Teams. In person meetings are available only on a 1 to 1 basis. Staff are also able to visit clients or sites as long as social distancing measures are taken and cannot be done in any other format. Please only attend the office if you are not showing any signs of Co-Vid 19 and wear a facemask when in the office areas.

Please ring Graham Ellis or Steven Ellis for more Information.


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Since 1879 Stanfords has been providing an extensive range of services to agricultural, commercial & domestic clients across the UK. Our comprehensive land, property, planning, development, auction and professional services deliver unrivalled knowledge and innovative solutions, enabling our clients to form a rewarding partnership with one service provider.

We strive to help our clients overcome barriers, identify potential, maximise opportunities, streamline operations and achieve the best possible return from their land, property and possessions. We work across many complex and multifaceted projects, calling upon expertise from each of our specialist departments, offering integrated services to achieve effective outcomes.




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