Queen Jubilee Weekend Opening hours.

We will be running our weekly Saturday auction as well as our Monthly General sale on Saturday 4th June. As this is the Jubilee weekend the following opening hours will be in place.

Thursday 2nd June – Closed

Friday 3rd June – Goods accepted 8am – 4pm

Saturday 4th June – Goods accepted 7am-8.45am Sales start from 9.45am.

The office will be open on Friday 3rd of June for property enquiries and Auction Enquiries.

Saturday Country Market

SATURDAY 7th May

General Auction May 7th Catalogue. Viewing 12:00 – 16:00 Friday and 08:30 -10:00 Saturday Morning. Sale to commence at 10:00

COLCHESTER LIVESTOCK AND GENERAL AUCTION MARKETS

BIRD SALE RULES HAVE CHANGED. ONLY CAGED BIRDS ALLOWED. NO POULTRY.

SATURDAY COUNTRY MARKET – EVERY SATURDAY

Our Fur and feather sale starts at 9.45 with plants and timber to follow. Please read THIS important information before you attend our sales. PLEASE NOTE. THE BIRD SALE IS RESTRICTED TO JUST CAGED AVIARY BIRDS. WE ARE NOT PERMITTED TO HAVE ANY CHICKENS, GEESE, DUCKS, TURKEYS, PHEASANTS, PARTRIDGES, QUAIL AND GUINEA FOWL ON SITE FOR SALE. YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE SITE IF YOU BRING ANY OF THESE WITH YOU. 

All customers are requested to be considerate to your fellow customers and our staff members and wear a mask when in close proximity to others and when inside.

Should you wish to discuss this please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 or [email protected]ester.co.uk

Fur and Feather sale commences 9.45 followed by Plants, Bikes followed by yard sale commences at 10am and timber from 11.00 

Goods Accepted Thursday May 9am – 3pm, Friday 9am – 2pm, Saturday morning between 7.00 and 8.30 by prior arrangement. Fur and feather lots accepted for sale between 7.00 and 9 am on Saturday mornings

The gates will be open from 7.00am on the morning of the sale and all visitors are requested to wear a mask when in close proximity situations.

If you have any enquiries please contact Steven Ellis on 01206842156 and he will be happy to discuss them with you.

Covid 19 Auction Update

Livestock Market

The market is currently operating with the following rules.

1.The wearing of facemasks throughout the market site is requested when in inside areas.

2.The market cafe is open. Homemade cakes and hot and cold food available with inside seating.

For more information please speak to Steven or Graham Ellis

NEXT STORE SALE – 24th May 2022 (Please Note this is advanced 1 week due to the Suffolk Show)

Saturday Country Market

Goods Accepted Thursday 9am – 3pm and Friday 8am – 2pm, Saturday morning between 7 and 8.30

The market cafe is open. Homemade cakes and hot and cold food available with inside seating.

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88 Cattle included 79 Prime Cattle of generally excellent quality with more weight about and plenty of finish with the numbers easily absorbed by regular company of buyers. Top pkg this week for Les Carr Copdock for a Limousin X Steer at 262.5pkg purchased by C J Byford & Son Lt Clacton. E Halsall and Sons to 259.5 and 255.5pkg with numerous vendors having meated cattle from 240.5 to 256.5pkg throughout the sale at all weights. This included J V Styles & Sons all at 254.5pkg for his 4 Limousin Steers & Heifers and to £1,733.01. R Partridge & Sons to 250.5pkg (2) for Belgian Blue X Steers (£1,660.73). H H Cawston & Sons to 254.5pkg and 2 others at 251.5pkg for Limousin X Steers. JW Gray to 256.5pkg for Limousin Steers. J W Dunt & Sons to 253.5pkg for Limousin X Heifers. Peppers Farm Partnership to 252.5pkg for Angus X. Top per head £1,930.10 for Limousin X Steers from A H Pulford & Sons with another at £1,859.52. Heifers from the same vendor to £1,753.26. J V Styles to £1,733.51 for Limousin X Steers and Peppers Farm Partnership to £1,701.59 for AAX Steers. Traditional breeds again wanted. Red Poll Steers to 233.5pkg and 232.5pkg from S Roberts with Red Poll Heifers from the same vendor to 225.5pkg. AAX X Steers to 254.5pkg from Peppers Farm Partnership and H Cawston to 251.5pkg. AA Heifers to 246.5pkg from Peppers Farm Partnership. Hereford X Steers to 245.5pkg from JW Gray and Hereford/Dexter Heifers to 218.5pkg. South Devon Heifers to 238.5pkg from J W Dunt & Sons.

913 sheep, probably the last week of any great numbers of Old Season Lambs which found an increased trade for heavy Old Season Lambs with a fantastic show of meated sheep forward in the heavies. Generally lighter Old Seasons Lambs showing end of season sorts lacking finish. Top this week per head £162 from Warwick Gill with pen after pen £155 to £160 per head from the same vendor. Top pkg for heavy Old Season Lambs to Jack Peacock at 292pkg. Medium Old Season Lambs to £132.50 from R Criddle and WA Ketley to £130. R Criddle having 301pkg for his Old Season Lambs. Standard Old Season Lambs to 303pkg from Jack Peacock and to £115 per head. New Season Lambs with many lacking any finish which is a basic requirement and average affected by this. Top per head shared by Mark and Jake Taylor and Bures Farm Partnership at £150 per head. John Revett to £142. Top pkg this week for standard lambs from Michael Snare at 316pkg.

87 EWES to average £122.84 all in. No real weight about. Lleyn ewes to £156. North Country Mules to £140. Texel X to £148. Badger faced ewes to £100. Suffolk Mules to £140. Lean ewes £40 to £88 all included in average.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
COLCHESTER LIVESTOCK AND GENERAL AUCTION MARKETS

Livestock Market
The Market is continuing to operate under adjusted procedures. All vendors and buyers are required to wear a mask in the Office, Sales Ring and penning areas at all times. Please bring a mask with you or pick one up from the office.

Our Livestock Market dates back to 1900 and we are immensely proud to be the only weekly Livestock Auction in operation in East Anglia. Our weekly auction, held on a Tuesday, provides clients with the opportunity to source primestock from farmers located in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire. Cattle and sheep are purchased by butchers, wholesalers and other buyers who appreciate the quality primestock, efficient service and bustling atmosphere that the Stanfords Weekly Livestock Market provides.

Market forms

Please ensure your stock is accompanied by all the correct paperwork and all animals are correctly tagged.

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PROTECTION SCHEME

Stanfords also ensure your money is protected through the RICS client money protection scheme

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Who's who

Graham Ellis FRICS FAAV FLAA

Graham succeeded his father and grandfather as Partner in the surveying practice which today has become Stanfords. Graham works in all areas of agricultural and rural property advice together with auctioneering every week. Particular areas of expertise include advising on planning and family matters as well as detailed livestock farming matters.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07798 643534

[email protected]

Secretary

Tel: 01206 842156

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Tim Brassington MRICS FAAV FLAA

Tim’s experience is in all types of auctioneering coupled with practical agricultural advice relating to helping with support payment schemes and compensation issues. Tim provides general agricultural professional advice, often in regards to compulsory purchase and agricultural land management.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07850 253601

[email protected]

Steven Ellis BA (Hons)

Steven is the 4th generation of his family to join the Stanfords partnership following his in the footsteps of his Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Steven is responsible for the running of the Auctions, and the day to day business operations as well as dealing with the firm’s IT and Accounts. Steven joined the partnership in April 2019.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07446 100931

[email protected]

LIVESTOCK ENQUIRIES

Market: 01206 842156 [email protected]

OPENING TIMES

Tuesday 7am onwards Sale: 11am onwards

Covid 19 Auction Update.

Saturday Country Market

Provisional reopening date Saturday 24th April 2021

Saturday Market Rules

1. All buyers must register with the office before purchasing goods.
2. Masks must be worn in the office and any building as well as outside if 2 meters social distancing cannot be maintained.
3. No goods shall be collected until they have been paid for with a receipt produced to a member of staff upon request.
4. Social distancing must be maintained at all times and please respect your fellow patrons and our staff’s space. Customers consistently flouting this will be asked to leave the site.

Our Saturday Auctions are a hive of activity with a great mix of regulars and new faces each week. Whether you’re simply coming to browse or you’re selling some of your own possessions, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the energetic, friendly atmosphere and the excitement of the auction. With a varied range including deadstock, produce and small animal sales our Saturday Market could see you bidding for anything from a lawnmower to a rabbit or a wardrobe to a guinea pig. With over 1000 lots going under the hammer each week you can be sure you’re likely to find what you’re looking for – and lots of other great things you weren’t looking for too! Our local traders are available each week to offer you fresh meats, vegetables, fruits and other exceptional produce, adding to the true Country Market atmosphere.

Country Market Auction

For a fun and vibrant atmosphere that you won’t find replicated elsewhere come and enjoy our Saturday Country Market Auction. You won’t believe the variety of items available! Jewelry, bikes, tools, lawnmowers, plants, antiques and more… You can even purchase fresh produce from our regular local food traders and master butcher.

Commission Rates

PROTECTION SCHEME

Stanfords also ensure your money is protected through the RICS client money protection scheme.

Find Out More

Who's who

Steven Ellis BA (Hons)

Steven is the 4th generation of his family to join the Stanfords partnership following his in the footsteps of his Father, Grand and Great Grandfather. Steven is responsible for the running of the Auctions, and the day to day business operations as well as dealing with the firm’s IT and Accounts. Steven joined the partnership in April 2019.

Tel: 01206 842156
Mob: 07446 100931

[email protected]

AUCTION ENQUIRIES

01206 842156 [email protected]

OPENING TIMES

Country Market Auction Goods Accepted Thurs 8am – 3pm Fri 8am – 3pm Sat 7am – 8am By arrangement only