South East Marts & Hailsham Market

Upcoming livestock auction sales

We conduct regular livestock auctions at Hailsham Market on Mondays

and Wednesdays.


We sell prime cattle, sheep, pigs,

cull cows and overage beef, calves

cull and breeding ewes, store lambs and store pigs.

Selling times:-

11.00 am  -  Calves

11:30 am  -  Sheep

12.00 pm  -  Pigs

12:30 pm  -  Cattle


The Next Sale of

320+ Head of


is to be held on


Entries include Special Annual consignments of:- 

59 British Blue and Limousin steers and heifers and Friesian steers, 18/27

mos from FS Major & Sons, 52 Simmental cross steers and heifers, 12/14

mos from PW Taylor & Partners; 38 Aberdeen Angus and Limousin steers and

heifers and Holstein Friesian and Norwegian Red steers, 11/17 mos from

RG Lampshire Partnership; 15 Purebred Sussex steers and heifers, 15/16

mos from H Royce; 13 Purebred Sussex steers and heifers, 16/19 mos from

A Brewer; 10 Charolais and Limousin cross steers, 14/19 mos from C French

and 10 Holstein Friesian steers, 18/24 mos from R Harris. also 17 Simmental

and British Blue cross cows with their Bazadaise cross calves at foot and

31 Bazadaise cross steers and heifers, 6/8 mos from M Peters. 

Sale to commence at 11.30




The Biggest One Day Sheep Fair in the South East 8,000/8,500 HEAD OF SHEARLING & BREEDING EWES, LAMBS & RAMS at ARDINGLY SHOWGROUND On THURSDAY, 20th SEPTEMBER Judges:  Ted Sclater and John Coultrip Special Prize of £100 for the best pen of North of England Mule Shearlings sponsored by CCM Auctions (Craven Cattle Marts Ltd, Skipton) Plus a range of Special Prizes to be awarded including:- £100 ACT vouchers from Elanco and Norbrook; Fifty Polyposts and 500m of poly electric fence wire from Hotline Fencing; Ten x 25 kilo tubs of ACT Actolick Hi Energy; Two x 5 litres of Actoboost Sheep Drench from Net-tex and Four x 2.5 litres of Grovite from Agrihealth also including THE SOUTH EASTERN AREA SUFFOLK SHEEP SOCIETY SHOW & SALE of RAMS and THE SOUTH EASTERN TEXEL GROUP SHEARLING RAM COMPETITION Entries include:- 3,700/4,000 SHEARLINGS  220 North Country Mule from Chiddingly Farm Ptns; 200 Suffolk x Mule and 75 Texel x Mule from L Andreozzi; 150 North of England Mule from J Marsh; 165 North Country Mule from MHW Neal; 150 North Country Mule from Mrs S Roberts; 140 North Country Mules from AC & JA Brodie; 106 North Country Mules from Court Garden Farm; 120 Texel and Lleyn cross from C & S Stileman;  103 Kents from PEG Reed, 100 North of England Mules from T Gribble; 100 North of England Mules from GA Vicary; 80 Suffolk x NCM from S & F Carr and daughters also many other breeds entered inc. Texel, Lleyn, Charollais, Beltex, Romney, Scotch Half Bred, Cheviot, Welsh Badger face, Southdown (inc. 48 pedigree shearling ewes to be sold in their pens), Border Leicester; Blue Faced Leicester; Poll Dorset, Herdwick & Zwartble ~~~~~~~ 2,000/2,500 LAMBS inc. 650 Suffolk x Mule lambs from S & F Carr and daughters; 225 Suffolk x Mule ewe lambs from Ashdown & General; 120 Continental cross from Bungehurst Farms; 180 Suffolk x Mule ewe lambs from Whelan Farms and 110 Suffolk x Mules from North Horsted Farms plus many others good entries ~~~~~~~ 1,600/1,800 EWES  165 Easi Care cross ewes 2/3 lambers from Mountfield Court Estate; 150 Kent, Crossbred and Scotch Half bred ewes, 1/4 lambers from R & K Livestock; Part flock dispersal of 123 Mule and Suffolk x Mule ewes from PJ Greenway; 120 Scotch Mules from Rushford Farms, 90 Texel x Lleyn and New Zealand Romney ewes from JJ Livestock also included in the MVA Section a flock dispersal of 45 Poll Dorset one crop ewes from Combined Counties Properties and 50 ped. Llyen shearling ewes, 110 ped Lleyn and Charollais x Lleyn lambs from R Whittemore ~~~~~~~ 350/370 RAMS  inc. 103 Suffolks, 92 Texels, 65 Charollais, 20 Beltex, 17 Southdown, 19 Lleyn, 7 Hampshire, 5 Zwartble,  plus Blue Texel, New Zealand Romney, Hampshire Down, Rouge de L’Ouest, Poll Dorset, Herdwick, Jacob, Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Wiltshire Horn and Teeswater Catalogues available now ~~~~~~~~~~~ Main Sponsors at the 2018 DOLPHIN SHEEP FAIR Agricultural Central Trading Ltd. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A CATALOGUE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


2015 - CHANGES TO ID & RECORDING Identification of lambs:- • Slaughter lambs tagged from 1st January 2015 must be identified with an EID tag, this can be:- • A single yellow EID slaughter tag, or • Full EID - one yellow EID tag and a matching non EID tag **This change does not apply to lambs already tagged in 2014** Recording movements of older sheep - tagged before 2010 • From 1st January 2015 their individual animal numbers must be entered on movement documents This does not apply if they are moving:- - to slaughter - within your business to a holding where you are their keeper - to a CPRC - if they are already electronically tagged •  These animals can still be batch recorded in your holding register • We recommend you re-tag these animals with EID tags if you do not intend to move them direct to slaughter ~~~~~~~~~~~~ For those selling cull ewes under the hammer - keep all your options open by EID tagging your sheep, i.e. one yellow EID tag and one matching non EID tag. Ewes not EID tagged can only be sold for slaughter Trading Standards have also noticed that a few people are tagging their sheep in the pens on market day, all sheep should be tagged on the holding before travelling to market ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TB RULES: From 1st January 2013 all cattle holdings in East Sussex will become twelve month TB testing holdings and, therefore, their movement between holdings will be subject to TB pre-movement testing.

Hailsham Market - Wednesday:

South East Marts are pleased to announce that Hailsham Market on Wednesdays will now be able

to accept cattle, i.e. cull cows, finished cattle, etc. fro East Sussex without TB pre-movement

testing in their exempt market section.

Cattle sold through the exempt market section will need to be moved from the market direct to a slaughterhouse, direct to an approved or exempt finishing unit or can be returned to the farm if unsold, i.e. the premises of origin. Only cattle from TB unrestricted herds in East Sussex will be acceptable.  It is a requirement of the AHVLA that cattle are physically separated from other cattle and sold at the end of the sale to restricted destinations as listed before. N.B.  There appears to be some confusion over TB movement time periods: Cattle ‘moving off’ of TB free herds that are required to test annually and subject to TB pre-movement testing still have 60 days to be ‘moved off’ from the start date of the test. Please note that the sixty day period runs from the start date of the test and not four days later when the cattle are pronounced clear.  The six day rule remains unchanged. All other livestock marketing operations on a Wednesday continue as normal. South East Marts Privacy Policy
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