Croft & Small Farms: At the Mart – The Right Stock at the Right Sale – Selling Livestock

Buying or selling stock for the first time at an auction mart can be a daunting prospect. However it is an important part of your business. How can you ensure you get the best price for your stock? Do you know what buyers are looking for in your cattle and sheep?

This meeting will help you to understand:

  • The process of selling at the mart
  • How to choose and prepare your sale stock
  • Practicalities
  • When to sell
  • What buyers look for
  • How to batch your sale animals
  • Presentation and clipping
  • The role of the auctioneer
  • Island sheep and lairage
  • Top tips

Hear from an auctioneer about presentation of sale animals, when to sell stock and what the buyers are looking for. Get top tips for selling your cattle and sheep at the mart to help you get the best price.


  • Sarah Balfour – SAC Consulting
  • Iain Macmillan – SAC Consulting
  • Stuart Slesser – Auctioneer for Aberdeen and Northern Marts

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