Marts The Heart Awards 2024

Mart's The Heart Awards 2024


Auctions and auctioneers are essential to the health and wellbeing of any farm business with livestock, and auctioneers are, in many ways, at the forefront of the livestock industry. Their purpose is to bring farmers together, to achieve the best price for whatever they are selling, and they are therefore an intrinsic part of the industry.

The Mart's the Heart awards were launched in 2015. The campaign proved to be an outstanding success and was incredibly well received and supported. Each year, the awards generate over 400 nominations from our readers and over 8,500 votes on the shortlisted auctioneers, marts and mart cafes.

Now in its ninth year, the Farmers Guardian Mart's the Heart Awards 2024 will launch on the 12th of May 2024.


Mart's The Heart Sponsor

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.

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Livestock Auctioneer 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. This is a great opportunity to recognise the role auctions play within the industry..”

CHRIS DODDS Executive secretary,

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