With business beginning in 1870, Harrison & Hetherington has become one of the UK's leading livestock sales centres. Annually, the company works with around 800,000 sheep and cattle, and provides auctioneering, brokering, and evaluator services to sellers across the UK and Europe. The company also handles specialist livestock sales which see around 120,000 cattle and 680,000 sheep that are sold by private treaty or by auction each year. The company is able to showcase its reputation on a daily basis with active auctions and interest in the UK, with buyers from across Europe including Spain, France, Belgium, Southern Ireland and Italy. Due to this, the company is the official auctioneer for the main beef, equine, sheep, and dairy breed clubs and societies in the United Kingdom. In addition to the auctioning of livestock, Harrison & Hetherington also auctions commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery.