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September 20, 2023

Autumn 2023 Auction Mart Sale Dates

The below auction marts are holding their annual Autumn Sales of Organic Store Cattle as follows:

Friday 29th September, 10.00am start

Aberdeen & Northern Marts - Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ.

Entries close Monday 25th September at 9am.

Online bidding also available to purchasers.

For all enquiries or to book entries contact David Hay on 01467 623 706 or email.

For more information see ANM website.

Monday 2nd October, 11am Start

Special Autumn Sale of Organic Cattle at C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart, Huntingdon Road, Dumfries, DG1 1NF.  

Entries close Thursday 28th September.

For all enquires and to book entries contact auctioneer Harry Begg on 07713 569 593 or the Mart Office 01387 279495, alternatively email.

For additional C&D sale information click here.

C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart and ANM - Thainstone Mart are all certified to the SOPA Auction Mart Standards to sell Organic Cattle & Sheep.  If you wish to sell organic stock through the ring get in contact with their auctioneers.

Note to Sellers: Please remember to include the necessary paperwork, which includes a completed Livestock Transfer Document (SOPA Record Sheet 15 available in the downloads section) & valid organic certificate as well as all other statutory documentation.

May 18, 2023

Scottish Organic Cereals Network - 9thJune 2023, 1.30pm

Farm Walk, in conjunction with AHDB Scotland as part of the Scottish Organic Cereals Grower Network

1.30pm 9th June 2023

By kind permission of JS Baird and Sons, Scotston Farm, Auchterhouse, Dundee

Scotston Farm is 480ha (180ha moorland) farmed by three Baird brothers Diarmid, Dougal and Ewan, and has been organic since 1988.  2023 crops include spring oats, winter wheat, winter rye, triticale, oil seed rape and grass for suckler cows, sheep and laying hens also on the farm.  Novel crops being grown in 2023: rye, triticale, lentils, plus a four-way multispecies crop on trial in conjunction with Hutton Institute. Pete Ianetta Head of Ecological Food Systems at The Hutton is leading the research on the four-crop trial and will join us for the farm walk to explain what the trial is looking to achieve and why it is important for agriculture.  The four crops are lentils, wheat, peas and beans, so imagine the challenge of working out seed rate, co-ordinating harvest time and crop separation.

Special emphasis is given to grow crops to develop a home-grown high protein hen feed to reduce the reliance on imported feeds and avoid imported soya in the layers ration.

The farm is heated and powered by a wood chip gasifier that runs the grain drier and pullet rearing sheds.

On display will be the shallow plough and demonstrations of the camera-guided weeder and compost windrowing (weather dependent).  Strict biosecurity will be observed with regard to livestock and laying hens in particular.  

Open to all organic farmers and those considering converting to organic farming.

A BBQ will be held after the farm walk.

Registration is essential - click here

April 11, 2023

The Road Ahead for Scottish Organics Conference - 31st May 2023

The Road Ahead for Scottish Organics is a one-day national conference where delegates will hear from expert speakers that have a vast range of knowledge in Organic food and farming, soil, cropping, meat and milk production, plus wider views on future developments and policy frameworks.

We will hear from business owners, industry experts, and people working at the front of industry and government organisations.

With plenty of networking opportunities, this full day will bring new connections, new inspiration and confidence to take away new ideas that are relevant to you and your business so that, together, we can take solid steps forward in making our sector grow and thrive.

Whether you have been running an Organic enterprise for many years or starting an organic food business, this event will inspire fresh ideas, look at issues head on and pave the way for Organics as the most sustainable way ahead for Scottish food and farming.

To read more about the conference or to book tickets follow this link - https://mailchi.mp/9cc7135cee1b/theroadaheadforscottishorganics

March 17, 2023

Spring 2023 Auction Mart Sale Dates

The below auction marts are holding their annual Spring Sales of Organic Store Cattle as follows:

Monday 3rd April 2023, 11am

C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart, Huntington Road, Dumfries, DG11NF.

Entries close Thursday the 30th March.

For all enquiries and to book entries contact auctioneer Harry Begg on 01387279495 or 07713 569593, alternatively email. For additional C&D sale information click here.

Friday 14th April, 9:30am

Aberdeen & Northern Marts - Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, AB51 5XZ.

Entries close Monday the 10th April.

Online bidding also available to purchasers. For all enquiries or to book entries contact David Hay on 01467 623 706 or email. Additional ANM sale information can be found here.

C & D Auction Marts Ltd - Dumfries Mart and ANM - Thainstone Mart are all certified to the SOPA Auction Mart Standards to sell Organic Cattle & Sheep.  If you wish to sell organic stock through the ring get in contact with their auctioneers.


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