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 Sales are held subject to the Conditions of Sale displayed in the mart and recommended for use at markets by the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association for England and Wales.

Certain pedigree, machinery, online and special sales will use conditions of sale from the National Beef Association, or Breed Societies where appropriate.  Further details can be found in the relevant sale catalogue.

Other sale information and notices will be detailed in the sale catalogue.


Business trading terms and settlement of purchases

Payment due on Day of Purchase

(This will be strictly adhered to)

Interest chargeable from date of purchase at 7.25%  over Bank of England base rate at the time, for accounts in default.

Purchases shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law in  England and Scotland.

Accepted form of payments

Debit card, direct bank transfer;

2% surcharge will apply to Business Credit Card payments.  If payment is made by credit card, it must be linked to a business bank account.

No Lots can leave the market without a ‘Pass Slip’ being issued by the  main office.

New Customers

Completion of a new customer account form is essential for parties who have not dealt  with the Company before.

New customers and or agents wishing to purchase on behalf of another party   must contact the company's main office at Carlisle at least 48 hours prior to  sale, to provide full details and references for authorisation.

Please note that all lots/items must be settled on the day of purchase and prior  to clearance of any stock.

Anti Money Laundering (AML) & Cash Payments

For avoidance of doubt our company AML policy is to accept a maximum of £1,000 per trading  account per year.

For the avoidance of doubt H&H reserve the right to contra or keep sale proceeds  to offset against an outstanding account.

Purchasers from Outside the United Kingdom

All invoices will be raised in pounds sterling.


Any lots covered by vendor insurance requires us to forward the purchaser’s name, address, and purchase price to the insurer to complete this policy.

Recovery of Legal Costs

Any costs, interest, fees, or expenses (including any legal costs, haulage, vets fees, collection, feed or housing costs) that are incurred by us, as a result of your breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, or any Charge arising out of our enforcement of any of our rights hereunder or under any such Charge shall be recoverable by us from you on a full indemnity basis

Updated November 2023