ONE of the country’s leading multi-auction marts is located in North Yorkshire, and offers a diverse variety of services including livestock, machinery, furniture, Fur and Feather Sales, as well as specialist sales and auctions.

Sales of Railwayana, held four times a year, began in 2014 and has grown fantastically to a point where the last two sales have each attracted more than 1,000 lots.

Thirsk Farmers Auction has become one of the premier primestock markets in the country, earning a reputation for offering an unrivalled number of outstanding quality cattle, week in and week out. In recent years, it has also developed an expanding market for breeding and store cattle.

Its new premises in Blakey Lane, completed in 2006, were three years in the planning and enables Thirsk Rural Business Centre and Thirsk Farmers Auction Mart to provide an impressive 20-acre site, allowing the mart to build its reputation for selling quality cattle.

At the time, Harry Woodhead, 88, mart chairman for 25 years, said: "We are very pleased with the new mart and the comments we have got have been favourable.

"The new centre has the facilities to offer tremendous support to future generations and this building is built for the future of the local farming community."

There has been a livestock market in Thirsk since medieval times, with a first central Thirsk mart, in Station Road, opening in 1907.

The team at Thirsk Auction Mart have a considerable amount of experience and knowledge of the industry which is passed onto their customers.

Thirsk Rural Business Centre is an ideal venue for meetings, along with the Gavel Café and Bar which provides outstanding home-cooked food, and caters for outside events such as birthday parties, weddings and funeral teas

Ample on-site parking makes it the ideal choice for booking all sorts of functions, meetings and large-scale events.

Thirsk Rural Business Centre and also plays host to a number of major annual events including Thirsk Truck Gathering, Art in the Pen, The Twilight Flea, Mojo Guitar Fair, and many championship dog shows.

Ideally situated near the A1, A19 and A168 which is suitable for a variety of functions and events, along with the traditional market sales.

Crucially for the business and residents, the site’s expanse of parking and its excellent transport links mean wagons have easy access.


Thirsk Rural Business Centre, Blakey, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 3AB

Telephone: 01845 523165