Louth Livestock Market is Lincolnshire’s only livestock market. Situated in the centre of Louth for many years, the London Road site is leased and run by the directors of Masons and Partners LLP as Louth Market Ltd.
Our weekly livestock auction connects a growing number of cattle and sheep farmers with local and regional buyers in a large rural area where arable farming dominates. As the last surviving livestock market in Lincolnshire, Louth's weekly auction plays a vital role in supporting the region’s farming community.
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When is Louth Livestock Market?
Monday afternoon, each week including Bank Holidays.
See Calendar for special sales & other events.
Selling times for livestock
Please bring stock in early (from 12 noon) to enable a prompt start.
Store cattle sales
1st and 3rd Monday of each month
Sold before the prime cattle from around 2.30pm.
Prime cattle and OTM sales
Start at 3pm
following on from prime cattle and OTM around 3.30pm.
Arrival times for livestock
Louth Livestock Market opens at 12 noon each market day or earlier by arrangement (midday the day before market is the earliest time agreed with APHA).
Please bring stock in as early as possible to assist the smooth running of the market.
Latest arrival time is 40 minutes before the section auction is due to begin to allow for lotting and paperwork.
Animal Lairage and Collection
Most buyers remove purchased livestock within an hour or so of the auction finishing.
If not possible then please tell the section auctioneer so that proper provision for livestock care can be made until collection.
We have no issue with providing overnight lairage of stock at market nor collecting stock at any time on the sale day if we are aware of your plans and can make adequate arrangements.
Terms, Conditions & General Remarks
Terms: Payment is to be made on the day of the market. Cheques are payable to ‘Louth Market Ltd’. Debit card payments are accepted, and online payments should be made to: Sort Code 30-65-86 Account No. 31675460. Should there appear to be an error in this account please notify the auctioneers immediately.
Operator: Louth Livestock Market is a trading name of Louth Market Ltd (Company No. I1615723) Registered office: 23 Cornmarket, Louth LNI I 9QD. Owned by Masons & Partners LLP.
RICS, Client Money Protection Scheme: All financial transactions within this market are conducted with the Auctioneers acting as Principal. Sale proceeds are not paid into a client bank account and, consequently, the RICS Client Money Protection Scheme (“CMPS”) will not apply to protect the vendor.
Retention of Title: All stock sold in the market or on online bidding will remain the property of Louth Market Ltd until the purchase price is paid in full. The purchaser will remain a bailee only until payment is made.
Conditions of Sale: All sales operate under the Livestock Auctioneers Association’s Conditions of Sale as displayed within the market office.
Commission Levies and Charges: Please note the costs of selling livestock and deadstock through this market are displayed within the market office and are available upon request.
Overdue Accounts: We reserve the right to charge interest on overdue accounts at 12% over the Bank of England base rate, calculated from the date of this invoice and late payment compensation pursuant to the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
Timing of Arrival of Stock: The market opens at 7am (unless otherwise advertised) each market day or earlier by arrangement, (midday the day before market is the earliest time agreed with APHA). To assist the smooth running of the auction, can vendors kindly note to bring their stock into the market as early as possible, with a minimum arrival time of 5O minutes before the section auction is due to begin. This will allow time for the necessary careful lotting and associated paperwork etc.
Animal Lairage and Collection: If purchased livestock is not likely to be removed from the market within an hour or so of the auction finishing, please tell the section auctioneer so that proper provision for the care of the stock can be made until collection. For the sake of clarity, there is no issue with the provision of overnight lairage of stock at market, nor collecting stock at any time on the day of the sale, provided that we are aware of your plans and we can therefore make arrangements. The auctioneers reserve the right to make a small charge per head to cover feed and bedding costs if stock is lairaged overnight.
Payments to Vendors: Vendors are paid by BACS. Payments are normally made the next working day non market day and funds should clear into vendors bank accounts two working days later.
Sheep Tagging: Sheep individually identified with electronic tags will be electronically read and recorded. For those sheep individually still identified with the old-style Manual/Non- Electronic Tags, it is our recommendation that sheep keepers retag them (and record that in your movement book) prior to selling with a set of double tags including an EID tag.
Mouthing of Hoggs: Hoggs will be mouthed in the sale pens following weighing as from the Ist April. Note, if they are identified to have “shot broad teeth” they will be identified and sold separately. Vendors are responsible for the correctness of the paperwork and identification relating to their cattle and sheep.
Red Tractor/Farm Assurance - Linked Holdings/ TLO’s: Please ensure that the appropriate Temporary Land Association or Link between holdings are in place for all stock brought in from summer/temporary grazing not listed as part of your main holding. Farm Assured sheep will be marked with a coloured spray on the top of the neck.
Reserve Prices: Vendors shall have the right to refuse to accept the final bid for their livestock or deadstock, or to fix a reserve price which must be notified to the auctioneer before or at the time the animal or item is due to be sold. The auctioneers reserve the right to charge a handling/paperwork fee of £5 plus VAT/item/head where animals or items of deadstock are not sold through the market.
Cash Payments: To ensure compliance with Anti Money Laundering requirements, we will not accept cash payments greater than €I0,000 equivalent.
LAA Conditions of Sale
Livestock Auctioneers Association (LAA) conditions of sale displayed in the market apply to all transactions.
Louth Livestock Market
London Road, Louth
Holding Number: 24/702/8114
Who attends the market
The market goes from strength to strength achieving record prices for vendors and high quality farm to fork produce for discerning buyers travelling from all over Lincolnshire as well as Leicestershire, Norfolk, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire. The market is well supported throughout the year by a wide variety of farmers from large farming estates through to smallholders.
Market day meet-ups
We offer onsite support services from Lincolnshire Rural Network Support
(LRNS) and the chance to meet with farmers and agri-suppliers. We have
parking, toilets and a covered café area, serving hot and cold drinks, food
and snacks from The Little Food Box by Lakings of Louth from 12 noon – 2.30pm
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity of coming to Louth and visiting the market here, and I am thrilled that it was possible to save this particular vital part of the rural community’s business world.”
Who runs the market
Louth Livestock Market is professionally run by the directors, land agents and staff of Masons Rural. Most of the team are from a livestock background. Their experienced hands-on presence each market day, ensures the best possible standards of lotting livestock and animal welfare. All transactions at the market are conducted with professionalism and transparency under licence from APHA and conducted in accordance with the Livestock Auctioneers Association Conditions of Sale under licence from Animal Plant & Health Agency (APHA).
Advertise at Louth market
Louth Livestock Market is at the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds farming community. If you’d like to reach our audience then please get in touch to find out about adverts in our weekly market report. We also offer advertising boards, sponsorship and annual packages that include the opportunity to hold a pop up stall or bring a demonstration vehicle or equipment when ever you wish. Call Sarah Lamballe, our Marketing Manager, on 01507 350523 or get in touch using the form below.
Everyone is welcome
While Louth Livestock Market is primarily a livestock auction for the farming community, everyone is welcome. If you’d like to find out more or arrange to visit contact Masons Rural on 01507 350500 (Option 3) or get in touch using the form below.
Get in touch
Call us on 01507 350500 or send us a message...