Your privacy is important to us

We promise to always protect and respect your personal data. We have amended our Privacy Policy in line with the GDPR, which you can find in the office by request & on our Sales Calendar/Entry Form Page.

To keep you up to date andinformed on your account, we need to store some of your basic information, including the services you use and how you use them.

By continuing to use our services on or after the 25th May 2018, you agree to the amendments in our Privacy Policy.

Please feel free to contact us using the details below if you have any questions.

Sheep EID Disclaimer: Although Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart Ltd take every step to record EID Tags, the company cannot be responsible for inaccuracies or unread tags.           

Due to latest DEFRA & Government ruling the LAA recommend that all customers must wear face coverings at all time whilst in the market.  All other COVID 19 guidance still applies.  We thank you for your co-operation in this matter                                                                                                                                                      

Wharfedale Farmers - Vendor / Seller Covid 19 Update

As of Monday 6th July only one vendor per consignment of stock will be permitted to enter the market to see their own stock sold and then leave immediately after they have been sold.

We need to maintain social distancing.  Buyers & staff are imperative to the sales operating successfully and to make sure as many buyers are able to attend the sale & bid at your stock we ask for your cooperation.

Please note if you are not selling stock you are still not permitted to enter.

The following rules apply for all classes of stock

One person can enter per consignment of stock to see your own stock sold & then leave the livestock area
no children or at-risk persons to enter

We are happy to sort your stock to the best of our ability or if you prefer we can draw to your marks placed on the animals at home with a note to accompany the animals to explain the marks.

A member of staff will show stock in the sales ring/pens

Luck to be given out from the office to buyers (please let staff know how much you wish to leave – either on the entry form or by phone call)


BACS statement or cheque may be collected straight after the sale or will be posted out to you.

Please note no sellers to enter the sales ring or lamb/ewe pens to show their stock it is simply an opportunity to watch stock sold.

Drop & Go still in place.  Only enter the livestock area to see your stock sold.

We are limited on space and this is the only method that works to keep operational and providing competition for your stock without affecting the numbers of buyers or staff we have in the market.

We still need to continue to adhere to strict conditions in order to operate & keep markets open.

A second spike in the virus or a positive test of someone on the premises could have a severe impact on your ability to sell stock & our business continuing to operate in the short term.

No sorting of stock will be permitted drop & go still in place.

Vendors will be able to enter the market at the sale time of their stock & leave immediately after the sale of their animals. We need your assistance & cooperation to make this work.

Vendors will be able to watch stock sold but not enter the sales ring.

Thanks for your continued support & understanding.

Queries to Ian Smith 07738 043771



About Wharfedale Farmers

Wharfedale Farmers Auction Mart Ltd is based in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire.   Established over 100 years ago on the 14th February 1893, it is owned by Farmers and Butchers and is headed by a board of nine Farmer Directors. Running weekly sales of Primestock on Mondays, Fortnightly Sales of Store Stock on Fridays, Monthly Machinery/Fur & Feather Sales on Saturdays and seasonal Sales of Breeding and Feeding Sheep.  Also running alongside our regular livestock sales we hold special sales of Vintage & Classic Cars/Agri-jumble and Beswick & Border Fine Arts along with general household goods and Bric-a-Brac. All aspects of Professional Work including Valuations, On-Farm Sales, Land & Property Auctions are undertaken, making for a very productive business which serves its long standing customer base.   The Market is FABBL assured and prides its self on providing a professional, friendly service with very competitive commission rates and we still pay for all livestock sold on the same day.  Our 'Friendly' Yorkshire Market is easily accessible from all major Roads leading from all corners of the County.