Welcome to the Marts the Heart

With a phenomenal number of votes from the farming community, judging is now underway to determine the winners of the 2018 Mart’s the Heart Awards.

The Farmers Guardian’s Mart’s the Heart Awards aim to recognise the vital role auctioneers and auction markets play in achieving the best price for vendors, as well as their essential part in bringing the rural community together. The Mart’s the Heart Awards launched in 2015 and year after year continue to be an outstanding success and incredibly well received.

Judges are now deciding the outstanding winners for the following awards:

  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Auctioneer of the Year
  • New Auctioneer of the Year
  • Auction Cafe of the Year

The awards will be presented at the British Farming Awards in October. The winners will be announced in paper and on the website on September 7.

A Word from the Sponsor

As the leading supplier of Red Tractor Assurance for stores, fat cattle and lambs SAI Global are truly delighted to sponsor the “Marts the Hart” award at the Farmers’ Guardian British Farming Awards. The assurance service offered by SAI Global goes beyond the farm gate, covering livestock transport, auction markets and collection centres which are such a vital commercial link in the UK assured supply chain. As such this is a natural award for SAI Global to sponsor, recognise and acknowledge the truly fantastic operational and social role that auctioneers and livestock markets play in UK agriculture.


The closing date for nominations is July 16. Judges will select five finalists, who will be announced in the paper, and public voting will commence from July 27 and close on August 29. Winners will be announced in paper and the website on September 7 and presented with their awards at the British Farming Awards later in the month.

What will the finalists receive?

All finalists will have their status raised, with a profile in print and online during public voting. Winners will be guests at the British Farming Awards, with their awards presented by Farmers Guardian, the LAA and the award’s 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

Mart’s the Heart Social

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

A Rock and Roll Farming Special

from Will Evans with our very own Steph Ryder telling us all about the 2018 Mart's the Heart Awards, and why livestock markets are so important to the UK livestock industry.


2017 Highlights

Marts the Heart 2017 Highlights

The winners of the 2017 Farmers Guardian Marts The Heart Awards celebrating at the BFA's. We are now on the hunt for our 2018 winners!! DON'T FORGET TO MAKE YOUR VOTE https://www.martstheheart.com/vote/

Posted by FG Shows & Sales on Thursday, 31 May 2018
2017 winners

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