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


Entered tomorrow


in the calf section

1 Aberdeen Angus bull, born June 2016

1 Aberdeen Angus heifer, born July 2016

6 Holstein Friesian bull calves, born March/July 2016


7 Friesian bull calves, 3 x 1 month old, 4 x 10 days old

and 15 Friesian bull calves, 2 weeks old

also in the pig section

10 Saddleback/Landrace x Berkshire weaners

and 5 white cutters



Next sale of

STORE CATTLE is to be held on WEDNESDAY, 31st AUGUST and then MONDAY, 5th SEPTEMBER Entries now being taken for these sales



The Biggest One Day Sheep Fair In The South East




to be held on


Schedules available now

Entries close Tuesday, 23rd August



incorporating the

South Eastern Area Suffolk sheep Society Show & Sale of Rams

and the

South Eastern Texel Group Shearling Ram Competition


Special Prize of £100 for the best pen of North of England Mule Shearlings

Sponsored by CCM Auctions (Craven Cattle Marts Ltd., Skipton

already inc:-

Flock Dispersal of

560 Purebred Lleyn & Texel x Lleyn Breeding Sheep

Viz:-  approx. 240 shearlings - 60 bred and reared lambs this year, approx. 

95 ewes born ‘14, 100 ewes born ‘13/’12 and 115 ewes born ‘11/’10 plus

9 Texel, Suffolk and Charollais rams also major consignment of STORE LAMBS,

the property of R Ponsford, changing his farming policy


GO TO DOLPHIN SHEEP FAIR PAGE ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ IMPORTANT NEWS FOR SHEEP KEEPERS IN ENGLAND 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.
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