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Marts The Heart


Auctions play an intrinsic role within both livestock sector and rural communities, and have demonstrated significant resilience and adaptability over the past year.

Marts the Heart supports and promotes livestock sales around the UK in Farmers Guardian throughout every year, culminating in the awards presented at the British Farming Awards. The awards – the only recognition in the auction industry – aim to recognise auctions driving the industry forwards and giving the most back to the farming community.

Marts the Heart awards are kindly sponsored by Shearwell Data and The Livestock Auctioneers Association.

Awards

AUCTION LIFETIME ACHIEVER


This award will recognise a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who has worked in the auction industry for a minimum of 30 years.

The Auction Lifetime Achiever will have played a pivotal role, spearheading and promoting the auction system and livestock industry positively and with passion. They will have championed the needs of farmers, provided inspiration, encouragment and been a role model to others.

AUCTION MART OF THE YEAR


This award aims to identify and acknowledge the driven and progressive auction houses which kept trading throughout the pandemic and stepped up to the plate.

Whether that was in terms of swift implementation of drop and go facilities, enhanced social distancing measures, or how they turned to technology to keep people linked to sales even if they were not there in person. Auctions can be put forward by the marts themselves, farmers or other customers.

AUCTION CAFE OF THE YEAR


We are looking for the UK’s premier auction cafe – the centre of mart life.

It does not matter whether it is small or large, we are looking for a cafe which is a hub for the mart and produces quality food, using British products, at a reasonable price.

Whether it is a top cuppa or a great lunch, we are seeking nominations to identify and reward the UK’s best market cafe.

Supported by

LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION



"The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association is delighted to sponsor the awards, which acknowledge the role auctioneers and their businesses play in the livestock industry and the wider agricultural and rural community, a key part of which is ensuring farmers get a fair and true price for their stock.

The last year has demonstrated the importance of the live market when demand outstrips supply, driving prices and creating trends. This is a great opportunity to recognise the role auctions play within the industry.."

CHRIS DODDS
Executive secretary,
Livestock Auctioneers’ Association






SHEARWELL DATA


"Shearwell Data is delighted to be continuing its support of the Mart’s the Heart Awards. Livestock markets are an integral part of the livestock farming community.

Not only are livestock markets a place of business, but also a space where farmers can seek advice and see friends, albeit at a distance at the moment.

Livestock markets and the live sale rings are key to a buoyant and competitive livestock farming sector and the future of the UK red meat sector."

RICHARD WEBBER
Director,
Shearwell Data.



LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION



"The Livestock Auctioneers’ Association is delighted to sponsor the awards, which acknowledge the role auctioneers and their businesses play in the livestock industry and the wider agricultural and rural community, a key part of which is ensuring farmers get a fair and true price for their stock.

The last year has demonstrated the importance of the live market when demand outstrips supply, driving prices and creating trends. This is a great opportunity to recognise the role auctions play within the industry.."

CHRIS DODDS
Executive secretary,
Livestock Auctioneers’ Association






SHEARWELL DATA


"Shearwell Data is delighted to be continuing its support of the Mart’s the Heart Awards. Livestock markets are an integral part of the livestock farming community.

Not only are livestock markets a place of business, but also a space where farmers can seek advice and see friends, albeit at a distance at the moment.

Livestock markets and the live sale rings are key to a buoyant and competitive livestock farming sector and the future of the UK red meat sector."

RICHARD WEBBER
Director,
Shearwell Data.







































































2021 Judges

Neil Wilson



Executive director of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland. From a farming background, he is a former head of agriculture at HSBC.

Chris Dodds



Executive secretary for the Livestock Auctioneers Association which represents livestock markets in England and Wales.

Richard Webber



Director of Shearwell Data, the UK’s largest animal identification tag manufacturer, Richard farms 405ha with 1,100 sheep and 210 suckler cows alongside growing cereals on 40ha.

Neil Wilson



Executive director of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland. From a farming background, he is a former head of agriculture at HSBC.

Chris Dodds



Executive secretary for the Livestock Auctioneers Association which represents livestock markets in England and Wales.

Richard Webber



Director of Shearwell Data, the UK’s largest animal identification tag manufacturer, Richard farms 405ha with 1,100 sheep and 210 suckler cows alongside growing cereals on 40ha.

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