It’s decision time as we reveal the shortlist for the Farmers Guardian Mart’s the Heart Awards 2018, so make sure you register your vote online at martstheheart.com or send off the form from your FG magazine.
WHAT WILL THE WINNERS RECEIVE?
Winners will be guests at the British Farming Awards, with their awards presented by Farmers Guardian, the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association and the awards’ sponsor SAI Global.
Photographs of the presentation will be made available to winners and their companies for their own use and will appear in FG. Each winner will feature in an in-depth profile in print and online.
Sam’s role at CCM Auctions has him selling store cattle, lambs, breeding sheep, dairy cattle and sheepdogs.
A Harper Adams graduate and a Fellow of the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association, he aims to create a competitive sales environment by ensuring clients receive the best possible experience.
He supports the wider community by spending time at farm visits, shows, stockjudging and providing his services at charity auctions.
Jonty is a keen auctioneer for Wright Marshall, passionate to encourage the next generation of farmers to utilise livestock auctions, which he aims to deliver through quality service, honesty and communication.
As a keen stockman with a good understanding of the challenges facing the industry, Jonty is passionate about supporting farmers and guiding them to the opportunities available to them.
Joining McCartneys in 2014 as a trainee auctioneer and field officer for Brecon and Kington markets, Shae was an influential figure in increasing throughput, with 13,000 more sheep in 2017 than 2016.
He has studied a livestock auctioneer course at Harper Adams and has joined BJP to become market manager and senior auctioneer.
Shae prides himself on his ability to establish trust and relationships with vendors and buyers.
Gethin grew up on a dairy farm and, as part of his degree at Harper Adams, completed a year with BJP Carmarthen, where he sold calves weekly.
After graduating, he joined Exmoor Farmers Livestock Auctions in 2011, where he is the main auctioneer of fat lambs and breeding cattle at Cutcombe, and breeding sheep and grazing ewes at Blackmoor Gate.
Gethin has since passed a set of auctioneer qualifications.
Nick fulfilled a lifetime dream when he joined Longtown Auction Market in 2011, where he has managed the selling of pedigree and breeding sheep, along with canvassing and selling.
He has also built a successful quarterly implement and machinery sale, which has positively contributed to the business.