A thriving market for many years the success of Newark Livestock Market has been driven by the Gascoine family, headed by company chairman Doug Gascoine.
Doug, along with fellow directors Rachel Gascoine, Chris Farmer and chief auctioneer Paul Gentry, has ensured Newark has stayed at the forefront of the industry, helping farmers market stock to their best advantage.
As with any thriving business our customers, both our vendors and our buyers, are central to our continued success and having a loyal following of both has come off the back of a reputation for fairness and excellence in everything we do.
Livestock entries have grown strongly in recent years and continue to grow across all sections, with cattle numbers regularly exceeding 750 a week across prime and store cattle.
Sheep sales are equally as buoyant at Newark and numbers have increased markedly in recent years as our reputation for marketing rather than simply selling stock has drawn increasing numbers of vendors to Newark. Peak season sales can see more than 3000 sheep a week sold through our market, with buyers travelling some distance to source top quality lambs and ewes from our wide range of vendors.
Prime cattle though remain a core focus for the team at Newark Livestock Market and our vendors are renowned for the quality of their prime cattle. The majority of them are sourced as strong continental cross stores bred in the Welsh and Scottish borders and South West England
As such our field of buyers is wide and ever-growing, with a high quality offering always attracting a weekly turnout of major wholesaler buyers – virtually all end users.
As a modern market Newark boasts excellent facilities for farmers and their stock and the market’s easily accessible location just off the A1 and A46 makes it the ideal location for vendors near and far.
Weekly slaughter only primestock markets are held at Newark every Wednesday, offering vendors the chance to sell prime cattle, young bulls, cull cattle, sheep and pigs, with selling kicking off at 9.30am in the prime cattle.
Newark Livestock Market has penning for 600 head of prime cattle and 3000 sheep, although up to 1100 cattle of varying ages have been sold through the market in a single day’s trade.
Our experienced yard staff, wide alleyways and 18 unloading bays ensure buyers and vendors can move stock quickly and efficiently through the market from 5.30am and for vendors travelling long distances there are facilities to lairage stock over night prior to sale.
Every Saturday also sees the market operate a sale of prime, store, cull and breeding sheep, with store cattle and rearing calves also sold every alternate Saturday.
As a company Newark Livestock Market prides itself on fast payment for livestock sold through the ring. Farmers selling at Newark can collect their cheque before they leave the market, enabling them to manage their cash flow better.
Stock on the screen
For those busy farmers unable stay at the market to watch their cattle being sold Newark Livestock Market provides a live video feed of the sale ring which provides all relevant sale details.
Additionally, if you prefer to sit down and eat in the market café while your stock is being sold, the same live pictures and information are transmitted to a plasma-screen making sure no one misses out on the action. Cattle sales can be viewed online at www.auctionmarts.com
A growing number of leading pedigree breeders have benefitted from the expertise of Newark Livestock Market in staging successful pedigree herd and flock sales fixtures. We welcome enquiries from breeders considering future sales which can be staged on-farm or in our purpose built market to benefit from the location and facilities available at the market.
Newark Livestock Market are official auctioneers for The East Midlands Limousin Cattle Breeders Club, The Limousin Cattle Society, The British Charolais Cattle Society, The Lincoln Red Cattle Society, The British Simmental Cattle Society, The British Bazadaise Cattle Society, The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society, The Salers Cattle Society, The Beef Shorthorn Cattle Society, The British Charollais Sheep Society and The East of England Smithfield Festival.
Newark Livestock Market can also stage sales of any nature, including on-farm sales of livestock, machinery and equipment or other deadstock. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your auction requirements.
Land and property professional services
Newark Livestock Market, through its subsidiary Newark Agricultural Advisory Services, offers a full range of rural professional services and land-agency advice.