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Marts the Heart awards logo 2017The Mart’s the Heart Awards

In it’s third year, the Marts the Heart Awards champion those who make livestock markets great.

After more than 12,000 votes and an extensive judging process, we can now reveal the winners of the 2017 Mart’s the Heart awards. The awards aim to champion those who you feel have contributed to the success of the auction mart industry, and our judges agreed the standard of competition was at a record high. Auctions play an intrinsic role within both livestock sector and rural communities and we are proud to award the following list of prizes to some very worthy winners. Winners will be presented with their awards at the British Farming Awards on October 19, 2017.

What will the finalists receive?
Winning auctioneers and representative from the winning café will be guests at the British Farming Awards, at which their awards will be presented by Farmers Guardian, the LAA and the award’s sponsor.

Each winner will feature in an in-depth profile in print and online, and will also receive photographs of the presentation, both for personal use and publication in Farmers Guardian.

2017 Winners

Ted Ogden

Auctioneer of the Year

Jeremy Greenhalgh

New Auctioneer of the Year

Raglan Cafe

Auction Cafe of the Year

David Thomlinson

Lifetime Achievement of the Year

Auctioneer Lifetime Achievement Award
David has been recognised as a dedicated and passionate individual who has worked in the auctioneering industry for over 50 years.

David has played a vital role in the market system and is recognised as an inspirational role model. He puts the needs of farmers first. A deserving winner who has influenced the lives of others, supported communities, pushed for change and contributed to the positive promotion of the agricultural industry as a whole.

2017 Winners

2017 winners


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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.

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