Fur and Feather


The Fur & Feather Auctions at Melton Mowbray Market have a national reputation for the range and excellence of the livestock available but also include Plants, Produce, Timber and sundry goods and chattels.

Auctions are held weekly on Tuesdays

Prior to bidding you must be registered at the Fur and Feather auctioneers office. Buyers must have ID showing name and full address, in order to obtain a bidding number. No bidding number means you are unable to purchase. Bidding numbers are available per calendar year, and cost £2.

Vendors will be charged 15% commission, plus an entry fee of 20p per lot.  Buyers must pay in cash upon completion of the lot, plus 10% buyers premium.  At the fall of the hammer, the lots become the buyers responsibility to make sure they are secure.

9:00 am Sundries

9:00 am Timber

9:30 am Poultry

9:45 am Game (in season) and Eggs (hatching & culinary), Plants and Produce

10:00 am Cage and Aviary

11:30 am Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

The market is open for entries from 6:30 am until 8:45 am.

The office opens at 7:30 am and closes at 2:30 pm or 30 minutes after the auctions have ended, whichever is latest.

Seasonal Auctions

Sale of Graded Traditional Pure & Rare Breeds Poultry and Waterfowl

These are held in the Spring and Autumn each year, and attract buyers and sellers from all over the country, as well as spectators who come to admire the wide variety of livestock on offer.  For more information please click on the sale page.

Entries now invited for the Spring sale

For more information please call 01664 562971

Christmas Poultry

In December there are sales of Dressed and Long Legged Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, and Chickens in addition to live birds.  These auctions are very popular, as prices can be very reasonable per lb.

Please check back on the Christmas Poultry page closer to the time for more information, or contact Helen on 07957 914 322