Markets & Auctions

Rendells Rural Department have great experience in auction and private treaty sales of livestock, machinery and fodder throughout the South West.

Various annual collective machinery auctions are held throughout the year including the successful spring collective machinery sale held at Newton Abbot Racecourse and collective sales at Chagford Market and farm dispersal sales undertaken throughout the year.

Rendells hold collective fodder auctions during the winter months with seasonal sales of standing crops at the appropriate time.

For a full list of our sale dates, please click on 'Diary of all Forthcoming Sales' or to view current sale catalogues or entry forms, please see below.

For more information or for any advice please click on the link for 'Market Staff' who will be more than willing to help.

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Newton Abbot Market

Newton Abbot Market, located within the centre of Newton Abbot, provides a traditional venue for the livestock market. The market draws livestock from across the South Hams and beyond and is well supported by buyers located across the South West.

This market provides a fortnightly Wednesday auction of prime cattle, cull cows and store cattle plus ewes, hoggs and lambs with a further monthly sale of TB restricted cattle.

Please feel free to contact one of our auctioneers for more information.


Regular sale catalogues are available to view and download for various forthcoming auctions.

Entry Form

Please click on the relevant entry form below to download. If you have any problems downloading forms then please contact Newton Abbot Market on (01626) 353881.

Wednesday 20th December
Annual Christmas Dead Poultry Sale
Sale commencing at 16:30
Entries invited
For more information please contact Newton Abbot Office on 01626 353 881

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Chagford Market

Rendells Chagford market offers a rare and welcomed opportunity to sell in a traditional environment having wooden rails and gates and with grass growing underfoot. Famously, this is one of the only livestock markets within the Dartmoor National Park and the last to uphold the time honoured tradition of the 'drift sales' of the Dartmoor Hill Pony.

The market is seasonal but is going from strength to strength with an increase of livestock numbers and more frequent sale dates for cattle, sheep, horses, ponies and machinery. Please feel free to contact one of our auctioneers for more information.

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Ashburton Market

Steeped in history with the first show and sale in Ashburton dating back to 1893 the Ashburton Sheep Sale was restarted again in 2019 being located in the grass fields lying to the west of the town at Peartree Cross directly off the A38.

Successfully supported by local farmers from all over the South West including the South Hams and Dartmoor whom require a rural, open-air, seasonal sheep sale and it is hoped this traditional event will continue for many years to come.

With the sales of couples, breeding ewes, store lambs and breeding sheep taking place up to three times a year, it is hoped that this sale will continue to grow from strength to strength. Please feel free to contact one of our auctioneers for more information.

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Poultry Market

Due to Avian Bird Flu we are unfortunately unable to hold these are present.

Newton Abbot Horse Tack, Pet Food & Sundries Auction

Rendells hold regular Horse Tack with Pet Food sales throughout the year at Newton Abbot Market. The sale regularly attracts entries in excess of 300 lots of Tack and Saddlery and over 300 lots of Pet Food & Sundries. The sale of tack begins at 10am with the sale of pet food at 10.30am.

For more information please contact our Newton Abbot Office on 01626 353 881 or email

Farm & Machinery Sales

Rendells Rural Department can arrange Farm Dispersal Sales of live and dead stock.

Various annual collective machinery auctions are held including the successful Buckfastleigh Racecourse sale in the spring and sales at Chagford Market throughout the year.

If you are considering having a Farm or Machinery Dispersal Sale please contact your local 'Member of Staff' who will be willing to help.

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Online Timed Auctions

Rendells conduct many live and on-site farm and machinery sales and are now able to offer an alternative service to their clients with an Online Timed Auction facility which provides excellent exposure to items with state-of-the-art technology.

This service is an alternative to live auctions and allows for a tailored facility to meet your needs. The Online Timed Auctions allow for all manner of machinery and specialist equipment to be catalogued, viewed, auctioned and collected efficiently to suit the clients needs.

This method can reduce time and costs for the client allowing items to be offered for sale direct from their own premises with viewings undertaken at a convenient time for the client.

Online Timed Auctions allows for each item to have maximum exposure to the marketplace with descriptions, photographs and video coverage and allows for a variety of items to be sold from high value machinery, full dispersal sales and lower value items/machinery.

A member of staff will be happy to discuss any enquiries with you, visit, detail, photograph and video items at a convenient time. Auctions typically run for 10-14 days and once the auction is completed items are collected from the Vendor’s site within a set timescale.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Russell Thomas on 01803 863888 or email:

Grass Keep Straw and Fodder

Rendells conduct auctions of Grass, Fodder, and Straw, seasonally throughout the year with buyers and vendors throughout the South West and further a field. We also carry out a number of private treaty sales.

Auctions provide the best measure of market value, but having a flexible approach allows us to use public auction or private treaty sales, enabling us to provide the best service for our clients.

If you would like any further details or advice please contact Russell Thomas MRICS FAAV on (01364 653017) or email:

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