Livestock Sales

Halls have been livestock auctioneers since 1845. We operate two livestock markets, one in Shrewsbury at Shrewsbury Auction Centre and the other in the heart of Bishops Castle. 

Livestock Conditions of Sale


but Breeding Stock Sales ie Pedigree, Dairy & Breeding Sheep are cancelled
Updated on 25th March 2020

As of the 24th March, we are imposing a STRICT “Drop & Go” service at both our Livestock markets in Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle. Market staff will unload livestock and collect all paperwork, whilst vendors remain in their vehicles and are not permitted inside the Auction building at any time, VENDORS MUST complete an entry form with any instructions to the auctioneers which will of course be executed professionally
BUYERS only at ringside, staying in the marked areas 2 metres apart, buyers are requested to come alone, without additional family members. Handwash facilities are being provided everyone must regularly wash their hands.
Livestock markets are a vital part of the national food chain. We will continue to hold all livestock markets for Prime Cull and Store Stock, including Calves and Weanlings in Shrewsbury and Bishops Castle as scheduled whilst following and adhering to all Government and medical advice in respect of this the market canteens at both venues will be closed until further notice

Only, purchasers to enter the market building,  all onlookers including Vendors are excluded from ringside. furthermore In line with Government advice it is recommended and requested the following do not attend:-

  • Any person that is knowingly ill, showing symptoms of the virus, or has an underlying health issue.
  • Those who are 70 and over
  • Ladies who are pregnant
  • Children

Anyone who has experienced any symptoms such as fever, shortness of breath, or a dry cough MUST not to attend, as is anyone who has been abroad in the past 14 days, or has come into contact with a positive Coronavirus (Covid-19) case.
Machinery sales at Shrewsbury and Kidderminster are cancelled until further notice to protect all clients and staff.
We have a Private sales register up and running for all classes of stock, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Our Market Manager, Jonny Dymond commented: “We are constantly monitoring the Government website to keep updated with any changes in advice and will take any actions that are required, so these arrangements may change at any time so we encourage all our customers to visit our website and Facebook pages.

“If everyone plays their role we are confident the crucial service provided by livestock markets will continue.


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As well as holding regular livestock auctions, Shrewsbury Auction Centre also hosts a number of shows throughout the year, including our annual Traditional & Rare Breeds Show and Sale and the Shropshire and Borders Club Show and Sale. IN 2018 we were proud to hold the national Beef Expo and the first Perfection Collection sale in the UK.

The Halls livestock team is made up of a number of highly skilled auctioneers with decades of specialist experience in livestock sales meaning your animals and bids are always in safe hands. At Halls, we pride ourselves on our traditional personal service seamlessly combined with the latest in modern technology, allowing us to offer an unrivalled auctions service to all of our sellers and buyers.

We hold weekly auctions of the following type at our Shrewsbury Livestock Auction Centre:

  • Sheep and Dairy Cattle Sales (Tuesdays)
  • Store Cattle Sales (Thursdays)
  • Dead Weight/Private Sales (Saturdays)

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We also hold specialist sales of pedigree animals throughout the year, so please take a look at our Livestock Calendar or call us on 01743 462 620 for details of upcoming sales.

If you wish to enter animals in to one of our sales please use one of the following entry forms:

Calf Entry Form (PDF)

Cattle Entry Form (PDF)

Sheep Entry Form (PDF)

To get in touch with the team at Shrewsbury or Bishops Castle, please use the contact details or general enquiries form below. We look forward to hearing from you.


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