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Welcome to the Marts the Heart

The Mart's the Heart Awards

Back for a third year, the Marts the Heart Awards are on a quest to champion those who make livestock markets great.

Auctions are essential to the success and wellbeing of any livestock farm business. Auctioneers are, in many ways, at the forefront of the livestock industry.

This year, Farmers Guardian is relaunching the Marts the Heart Awards, with the aim of celebrating this vital sector of British agriculture.
This is your opportunity to shout about those within the industry who you feel deserve special recognition.
The Marts the Heart Awards were launched in 2015 and the campaign proved to be an outstanding success and was incredibly well received.
Last year, the awards generated 453 nominations from our readers and close to 9,000 votes were cast on the shortlisted auctioneers and marts.

The closing date for this year’s entries is Monday, July 17, and we are looking four outstanding winners for the following awards: Auctioneer Lifetime Achievement; Auctioneer of the Year; New Auctioneer of the Year and Auction Cafe of the Year.

The awards will be presented at the British Farming Awards in October, and we hope you will help us identify and reward individuals and cafes which are doing a great job for the industry.

Nominations for Auctioneer of the Year, New Auctioneer of the Year and Auction Cafe of the Year can be nominated by anyone, or auctioneers and cafes can nominate themselves.

A panel of judges will select candidates for the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Every nomination will need a short piece (maximum 400 words) explaining why this person or cafe is a potential winner. It does not need to be in-depth, but the more detail we have, the more convincing a case each initial entry will have.

For cafe nominations, we just require the name of the mart, but any additional information about why it is so popular would be welcome too.

Look out for this years shortlist, published in Farmers Guardian July 28.

What is Mart's the Heart?

Recognising the vital business and social roles auctions and auctioneers play within the livestock industry, Farmers Guardian's Mart's the Heart community web site is a resource to bring together a number of Farmers Guardian brands involved in the livestock industry .

The Mart's the Heart Sales

The Mart's the Heart sales will be appearing throughout 2017. Check out our calendar to find out when we will be at a sale near you.

Mart's the Heart Social

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You can also follow us on our dedicated Twitter account @MartsTheHeart




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