*******Urgent Covid 19 Update**********
DEFRA has confirmed to the Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) that Livestock Markets are able to continue to trade BUT UNDER STRICT RESTRICTIONS
These rules will be in place at Oswestry Livestock Market from Wednesday 25th March 2020
A strict ‘Drop & Go’ policy will apply, therefore Sellers must drop their stock off and leave as soon as is practical
Sellers must deliver their stock to the loading bays where market staff will unload the vehicle and take the animals to the pens/scales
Sale documentation will be collected by market staff from the seller’s vehicle. Sellers should not take paperwork to the market office themselves and all of last week’s cheques will be sent out by post on Wednesday evening
Would all sellers please contact the market office to confirm entries
Buyers will have to adhere to the strict social distancing rules (2 metres between each buyer)
At the conclusion of the sale buyers will be told when they can enter the sales office. Buyers will be asked to sanitise in entering and leaving the market.
There will be no catering on site
We hope that you understand that these strict rules have been imposed to ensure the continuation of livestock markets, as well as the safety of buyers, sellers and our staff. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Oswestry Livestock Auctions has been a livestock market business at Oswestry for generations moving out of town onto it’s current site in 1967.
This Border Market is supported by Farmers and buyers from far and wide, operating as it does every Wednesday for all classes of Store and Finished Livestock.
The catchment area has a mix of productive lowland and vibrant Welsh upland farmland that is responsible for the wide range of Livestock that passes through the Market, from early Spring Lambs, quality growing Store Stock, excellent supplies of main crop Lambs and Hogget's and a regular supply of Finished Beef and Bull Beef Cattle. There is a weekly sale of Calves, and Catalogued Store Cattle Sales are held twice a month.
During 2014 the company carried out extensive refurbishment works to include New Offices, a Store Calf Sales Centre, Lorry Wash and Car Park, Calf Sales Building and a new Café.
A warm welcome is extended to all customers old and new.
Oswestry Livestock Auctions
New Smithfield, Shrewsbury Rd,
Oswestry SY11 4QA
VAT No. 159 4314 54