Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update - Spring Organic Auction Mart Sales


Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) COVID-19 Guidance

IAAS, the representative body for livestock markets, valuers and auctioneers across Scotland, has issued guidelines to members on the public health procedures which must be enforced to help combat the spread of Covid-19 whilst still permitting sales of livestock through the ring to go ahead. 

These measures include limiting the numbers of people at marts for sales and set down the rules to ensure ringside buyers are at least two metres apart.  They must also sign in and out of mart premises, with access controlled and offices also subject to social distancing measures.

Sellers or hauliers must drop-off stock for sale and then leave without going beyond designated loading and unloading areas.  They are not allowed inside the marts or to attend sales in person.  Only mart staff are allowed in penning areas.  Rigorous handwashing is also promoted.

For full IAAS advice to auction marts in light of lockdown status for COVID-19 click here.

Spring 2020 Organic Auction Mart Sale Dates

Monday 6th April
C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NF.
Annual Spring sale of Organic Store Cattle.  Sale commencing 11am.  
We have had confirmation from Dumfries Mart today that they are going ahead with this sale and will be following strict Government guidelines. 
Closing date for entries Wednesday 1st April 2020.  
For all enquires and to book entries contact auctioneer Harry Begg on 01387 279495 or 07713 569 593, alternatively email here 
For additional C&D sale information click here.   
Friday 17th April
Aberdeen & Northern Marts (ANM) - Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ.  Annual Spring sale of Organic Store Cattle.  Sale commencing 10am. 
ANM have confirmed they plan to proceed with this sale subject to Government guidelines. 
Closing date for entries Monday 13th April 2020.  
For all enquiries or to book entries contact Jenny Paterson on 01467 623715 or email here 
For additional ANM sale information click here.
Saturday 18th April
United Auctions - Huntly Mart, The Ward, Huntly, AB54 4QU. 
Spring sale of Organic Store Cattle is advertised to be held on this date although UA are keeping the situation under review.  Therefore if you are planning to enter stock into the sale we recommend you contact Huntly Mart on 01466 792148 or email in the first instance to be sure a sale is going ahead.
For additional UA Huntly Mart sale information click here.

NOTE TO SELLERS:  Please ensure that your stock (each batch/animal) are accompanied to sale with valid organic certificate and completed livestock transfer document in addition to all other statutory documentation, such as passports.


C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart, Aberdeen & Northern Marts - Thainstone Mart and United Auctions - Huntly Mart are all certified to the SOPA Auction Mart Standards to sell Organic Cattle & Sheep.

Published date: 30 Mar 2020