Online bidding proves popular with livestock buyers

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A move to introduce an online bidding system for livestock in response to the coronavirus pandemic has been hailed a success by ANM Group.

The north-east farmers’ co-operative, which operates livestock marts at Thainstone near Inverurie and Quoybrae in Caithness, launched an online bidding option for buyers in response to social distancing requirements.

Since introduced, the group has sold more than 16,000 store cattle and conducted a multi-breed pedigree bull sale, which attracted buyers from as far south as Cornwall.

“Our online bidding system is proving very successful with old and new customers joining the system every week to source all classes of livestock,” said John Angus, ANM head of livestock.

“We’ve consistently had in excess of 300 people simply viewing the sale in addition to those registered to bid.”

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