Who We Are

How it all started

In the year 2000, at the age of 22, Jay Martin started working and auctioneering at the local monthly dairy auction, Hilltop Dairy Sales, held by Elmer Zeiset and Howard Visscher. 
As his knowledge and skill grew in the auction world, Jay wanted to start his own auction company . In 2011 he went ahead with his dream and Jay Martin & Elmer Zeiset started their own auction company; altering the name to Hilltop Auction Company & were doing dairy & equipment auctions. They started Lakeview Holsteins, which is our once a month dairy sales & also started 4 annual consignments sales at a rented lot from Jay’s uncle. 
In 2016 Elmer Zeiset decided to retire and get out of the auction business. Elmer passed away in June of 2017.
In 2017 the business name was then changed to J Martin Auctions LLC. Jay purchased a 26a lot a quarter mile up the road from the rented lot and renovated the office building and put the yard under gravel and built a drive thru auction building. 
The grand opening at our new yard was held in March 2018 with a record breaking crowd of over 3000 people.
    We continue to hold auctions at our Waterloo Auction Yard and on many farms all over New York state. 

Farm Machinery Auction
Rick Stellingwerf Auction
Grand opening
Brian Manktelow Farm Dispersal
March 2020
Dec 2021
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Our Mission

At J Martin Auctions, it is our goal to give buyers & sellers alike, a professional & personalized auction experience, from the moment you come, to the moment you leave. Your satisfaction is our goal!

From our drive-through facility in Waterloo Ny, to on-site farm & construction auctions, we have created the environment & customer base to sell your large & small assets. Don’t hesitate to contact us with all your auction needs!

It is our goal to assist you in a fair and reasonable manner. Please feel free to contact us for a no obligations consultation. We will be happy to provide you with the information you need to make a well-educated decision.

What We Specialize In

We specialize in the sale of Ag & Construction equipment, dairy cattle, & real estate whether on farm or at any of our locations for equipment & dairy auctions.