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Welcome to the Marts the Heart

The Mart’s the Heart Awards

In its fourth year, the Marts the Heart Awards champion those who make livestock markets great.

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

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.


What will the finalists receive?

Winning auctioneers and a 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.

Mart’s the Heart Social

To keep abreast of what is happening at key sales and shows make sure to check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FGShowsandSales

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

Mart’s the Heart who’s who

Sam Blacklock, Sales Executive. Worked at Farmers Guardian for four years and have been promoting shows and sales for the auction markets and breed societies for 3 years across all of the AgriBriefing Ltd portfolio. Contact Sam for information about advertising sales and other promotional activity.

Steph Ryder, Head of Commercial Sales and Development. Lives on Beef and Sheep Farm with various breeds

2017 Highlights

2017 winners

Raglan Cafe


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The Mart’s the Heart news

Read the latest show and sales reports, and our Head of Commercial Sales, Stephanie Ryders, popular blog.


FG Buy and Sell

FGbuyandsell.com is the company’s online marketplace for farmers to buy, sell or notify the farming community.


Auction Finder

new digital service to allow you to to search and find auction marts around the country and view upcoming sale details.


AgriBriefing’s Agricultural brands