Blog - #ANMbeyond150: Thainstone leading by example

Katie McRobbie: What ANM are doing to reduce our environmental impact


Board promotions to build on positive results for ANM Group

New Board leadership in place as the Group celebrates 150 years


Largest Thainstone Online Collective sale of the year

Second hand good quality equipment continues to meet popular demand


New Director Appointments at ANM

New appointments bring “exceptional experience at a time of growth”


#ANMbeyond150: Safeguarding our industry for another 150 years

56% of farmers already focusing on the future and sustainability


ANM Group announces plans to expand into central belt and southern Scotland

North-east farmers’ co-operative ANM Group has announced plans to expand


ANM launches 150th year celebrations with anniversary show and sale

ANM Group is set to celebrate its 150th year throughout 2022


ANM takes on climate debate - Scottish farming must not be “easy target on emissions”

Major intervention from Co-operative Group is first step in campaign


£324,200 raised as Light the North sculptures go under the hammer at Thainstone

ANM auctioneers host Grand Finale of cancer fundraiser


Northeast co-operative seeks new board members

The business is looking to recruit new non-executive board members


Positive start to 2021 for ANM

A positive start to 2021 with total throughput increasing by almost 15%.


Top price of £39,000 achieved at Thainstone Collective Sale

high demand from buyers and strong prices were achieved across the board


Aberdeen Christmas Classic plans unveiled

Preparations are now underway for the Aberdeen Christmas Classic


Records Reached at Thainstone Live Online Sale

The live online auction featured an entry of 2,206 lots


ANM Group celebrates Coop Fortnight

At ANM Group we pride ourselves on our drive to succeed


Commercial Vehicles Achieve Top Prices at Thainstone Online Auction

More than 635 online bidders participated in the sale.


High Buyer Demand at Thainstone Live Online Auction

More than 660 online bidders participated in the sale


ANM launches ‘Our ANM’ campaign to support co-operative fortnight

Group hails record member commission savings of £206,000 in 2020


Top Price of £37,000 Achieved at Thainstone Live Online Auction

The live online auction featured an entry of more than 1,400 lots


ANM delivers success for members despite an extraordinary year

“Growing optimism” and trading profit of £525,000


ANM strengthens its front-line team

New opportunities for impressive young team members


Thainstone Live Online Auction continues to see high demand from online buyers

The live online auction featured an entry of more than 1,145 lots


Top price of £26,500 achieved at Thainstone Online Auction

The live online auction achieved an excellent sales rate of 83%.


ANM 2020 livestock throughput increase

New livestock appointments confirmed as auction numbers rise


First Thainstone Online sale of the year sees high demand from buyers

The live online auction saw a strong sales rate of 85%.


Procedures and guidelines to follow when visiting our centres

The health and wellbeing of our customers and staff remains our priority


Growing returns for members - a message from Grant Rogerson, Chief Executive of ANM Group

We are delighted to have seen growing support from those we serve


Festive opening hours

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas


Auchmaliddie Mains tops the prime cattle and Tillyboy heads up the sheep at the 2020 Aberdeen Christmas Classic

A tremendous show of stock was forward at the Aberdeen Christmas Classic


Thainstone Online sale draws to a successful close for the year with the highest sales rate of 2020

Highest sales rate achieved at the final Thainstone Online sale of the year


Aberdeen Christmas Classic

The event will go ahead later this month as a non-spectator event


Thainstone Online sale sees top selling price of £27,000

​The live online auction saw a successful sales rate of over 82%


Entries open for young farmers’ overwintering competition at Thainstone Centre

The annual competition is now in its 28th year


New Holland Tractor achieves a top price of £25,500 at Thainstone Online sale

Another successful online sale was conducted with 260 bidders taking part.


Looking to expand your store or breeding herd?

ANM sector-leading finance deal for members


Thainstone Online sale sees John Deere Loader achieve top price

The Live Online Auction took place on August 12th.


Thainstone Online Ram Sale

Thainstone Online Ram Sale will take place on Tuesday 1st September.


Online bidding continues to transform Thainstone machinery sales

TSA settles into new online sales pattern


ANM members turn to their co-op in times of COVID uncertainty

ANM Group reaches a record high in member share capital investment.


ANM ramps up online offering amid live sales success

Auctioneering firm launches new online hub


Thainstone machinery sales make a welcome return via live online platform

Thainstone machinery Sales make a welcome return


Online bidding system at Aberdeen and Northern Marts proves successful

The firm first launched the online bidding system at its store sales


First online pedigree breeding bull sale sees livestock sold far and wide

A total of 59 online bidders were registered ahead of the sale


ANM delivers strong 2019 outturn against a challenging backdrop

“Strength in depth” delivers a trading profit of £245,000


BBC feature - online bidding

The BBC has recently highlighted our new online bidding system.


Private livestock traders gain new support from leading auctioneers

Launch of service with online platform fast-tracked amid coronavirus crisis


IMPORTANT: New auction protocols in force from 24/03/2020

We are operating under revised mart procedures


All antique and furniture sales postponed in the meantime

Our team have continued to monitor the latest information and guidance.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

We are working extremely hard to ensure competitive trade continues.


Young Farmers out in force at Thainstone overwintering competition

In total, 30 heifers sold to average £1181.54 or 264.6p per kg


Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

We continue to operate as open for business


Islavale Simmental tops multi-breed pedigree bulls at Royal Northern Spring Show

A top price of 8500gns was achieved at Royal Nothern Spring Show


ANM Group raises £64,000 for Friends of ANCHOR

ANM Group has raised £64,000 for Friends of ANCHOR.


Light commercial and 4x4 vehicles in demand at Thainstone’s first collective sale of 2020

80% of lots sold at the first Thainstone Saturday sale of 2020.


ANM Blog – Q&A with Grant Rogerson

Chief Executive Grant Rogerson speaks about ANM's new commission rates


Unprecedented reduction in member commission rates at ANM

ANM reduced livestock commission rates for members of the co-operative


Outstanding trade achieved at Thainstone’s final collective sale of 2019

Thainstone hosted its final collective sale of 2019 on 9th November.


THINK THAINSTONE: Auctioneer Rory Livesey reports on October livestock trade and more

Auctioneer Rory Livesey reports on October livestock trade and more


Hogmanay at Thainstone - party till the coos come home with the whole family!

Thainstone Exchange to celebrate Hogmanay in silence.


Auctioneer offers sales advice and encourages farmers to Think Thainstone

ANM auctioneer Rory Livesey provides sale advice.


Top prices achieved at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment auction

A top price of £85,000 was achieved at the September Saturday sale


ANM Group to kick-off Oor Wullie auction series next week

The charitable auction series begins on Monday 16th September in Dundee.


Rapid Project Development announced as the main sponsor of ANM’s Christmas Classic

Local specialist construction business to sponsor the Christmas Classic.


More buyers and sellers Think Thainstone for specialist auctions of plant, machinery and equipment

More customers Think Thainstone when buying or selling equipment.


City Bypass opens up new markets for Angus and Perthshire farming community

Co-op bids for client growth through Think Thainstone campaign.


ANM Group strengthens Highland Glen Producers with new appointment

Bryan Robb joins the team at Highland Glen Producers.


ANM to lead national charity auctions of Oor Wullie sculptures

ANM Group auctioneers to sell off 200 life-sized Oor Wullie sculptures.


Increased seasonal demand at Thainstone collective sale of plant, machinery and equipment

2,571 items were forward for auction and 2,000 buyers and sellers attended.


Kevin Stables joins Maverston Golf Club

Maverston is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Stables.


ANM summer show schedule announced

We are delighted to announce our summer show schedule for 2019


Demand grows at Scotland’s leading sale of plant, machinery and equipment

The auction sold in excess of 80% of items entered both on-site and online


Strong buyer demand at April Thainstone collective sale

2,000 buyers and sellers were in attendance at Thainstone.


Rare agricultural video archive for sale at Elgin Auction Centre

22 digitised video clips from 1900s available for sale


NorthLink Ferries’ service vital for Island farmers

ANM reflects on the positive contribution NorthLink Ferries had made.


ANM Group reports trading profit and record shareholder investment of £6.5 million

ANM Group announces 2018 financial results.


Strong demand at Thainstone's March collective sale

Sale highlights, top prices and market commentary.


ANM Group goes electric

ANM Group has installed electric vehicle charging facilities.


High attendance and excellent sales performance at first Thainstone collective sale of 2019

Over 2,000 buyers and sellers attended the first collective sale in 2019.


Trainee Auctioneer Ellis Mutch achieves top student award

Ellis received the top student award from Harper Adams University.


Prominent North East farmer joins ANM board

Norman Thow has been appointed to the ANM Group board


Outstanding sale rate achieved at Thainstone’s final collective sale of 2018

Highest sale rate achieved of all 2018 Thainstone collective auctions.


Strong entries set to take part in annual Christmas Classic show and sale

This year’s event will showcase the best prime and pedigree livestock.


​ANM Group 2019 charity calendar on sale now

The charity calendar is available for sale for £8 at Thainstone Centre.


ANM Group staff raises £5,500 for charities

£5,500 has been raised for Diabetes and Alzheimer Scotland


Winners of the 2019 ANM Group charity calendar announced

Video announcing the winners of the 2019 charity calendar competition


Demand rises at Thainstone’s collective sale of plant, machinery and equipment

Results from the September sale of plant, machinery and equipment announced


Entries open for the Aberdeen Christmas Classic

Entries are now open the prestigious 2018 Aberdeen Christmas Classic


Aberdeen & Northern Marts reports a positive start to the sheep marketing season

Colin Slessor comments on the positive start to the autumn sheep trade.


Top entries set to compete at Thainstone’s annual pedigree ram show and sale

725 entries will take part in the annual show and sale.


Limousin cross heifer calf captures Thainstone’s Spectacular

J Munro & Son wins the overall championship at the Thainstone Spectacular


ANM provides practical advice to farmers: ‘Winter Fodder – Dealing with a Shortage’ open event

Farmers attended ANM’s fodder budgeting open meeting on Friday 17th August.


‘Cream of the crop’ set for Thainstone’s ‘Spectacular’ event

Buyers set to seek out prize-winning livestock at next week's Spectacular



Aberdeen & Northern Estates reports on the farmland market

ANE provides a market outlook for the first 6 months of 2018


ANM Group hosts open meeting: ‘Winter Fodder – Dealing with a Shortage’

ANM hosts open meeting to help farmers with the winter fodder shortage


Prices soar for farm machinery and equipment at Thainstone collective sale

A Welger RPC 245 baler sold for £21,200 in the farm machinery section.


Encouraging prospects for beef and sheep markets in second half of the year

ANM's Q2 market report for both cattle and sheep


Aberdeen & Northern Marts strengthens auction team

ANM strengthens their auction team with appointment of Helen Rickard


Top price for Volvo excavator at Thainstone’s largest collective sale of 2018

An impressive 85% of lots submitted for auction were successfully sold.


Thainstone Country Music Festival returns for a second year with extended line-up of performers

The two-day event will host over 30 top country and Irish music stars.


High-quality entries set for Thainstone’s annual show and sale of Suffolk prime and cross lambs

Strong entries anticipated for the Towns and Carnie Ltd sponsored event.


Craig Malone sweeps the competition at Thainstone’s annual show and sale of commercial beef breeding cattle

Mr Malone clinched both the champion and reserve champion titles



Thainstone’s annual show and sale of commercial cattle and pedigree bulls will see strong entries

Show and sale of commercial breeding cattle, and pedigree bulls and females


Cattle and sheep markets record a strong Q1 performance

Aberdeen & Northern Marts report on strong Q1 cattle and sheep performance


ANM Group profitability delivers members trading bonus

ANM Group announces financial results for 2017


High prices achieved across all sections at Thainstone collective auction

Over 2,000 people attended the sale, with 83% of the 2,890 lots sold


Thainstone Events announces the return of country music star Lisa McHugh

McHugh will return following her sell-out Thainstone show in March


Prime Arable Aberdeenshire Farm on market for first time in over 160 years

Cairnfechel Farm, Udny, Ellon, and Hill of Crimond, Keith Hall, Inverurie.


Autumn Autojumble marks new Thainstone Specialist Auctions collaboration

The event takes place on 23rd September at the Alford-based museum.


Caithness Young Farmers Overwintering Cattle Show and Sale to see notable entries in its third year

15 young farmers will compete for a selection of awards and prizes


Fodderletter young farmer captures top prizes at Thainstone's Young Farmers Overwintered Competition

Mark Robertson swept the competition with strong lineup of livestock


Successful Thainstone collective sale sees strong demand for tractors and heavy plant

Top-priced items at the auction emerged from the tractor and plant class


ANM Group achieves record £6 million share capital investment

A £6 million share capital investment was raised by members of ANM Group.


ANM Group appoints co-operative stalwart to its board

Alan Hutcheon has been appointed to the ANM board.


Champion Simmental bull achieves a record-breaking 13,000gns at the Royal Northern Spring Show

A new centre record price of 13,000gns for Simmental bull at Spring Show


Excellent livestock entries set to compete at the Royal Northern Spring Show

90 pedigree bull and 60 commercial cattle entries for 2018 Spring Show


Land market retrospective and outlook

Land market outlook from James Presly, Aberdeen & Northern Estates


Aberdeen & Northern Estates strengthens team with Rural Surveyor appointment

Cara Thomson has joined Aberdeen & Northern Estates as a Rural Surveyor.


Strong selection of items at Thainstone’s first collective auction of 2018

Success achieved at Thainstone's first collective sale of the year


Aberdeen & Northern Marts’ Marc MacIntosh promoted to Senior Auctioneer

Marc MacIntosh has been promoted to the position of Senior Auctioneer


Aberdeen & Northern Marts appoints Elgin Auction Centre Manager

Aberdeen & Northern Marts appoints Elgin Auction Centre Manager


ANM Group appoints member of leading fruit-growing family to its board

ANM Group appoints member of leading fruit-growing family to its board


ANM Group celebrates long-serving staff at Directors Lunch

ANM celebrates long-serving staff at annual Directors Christmas Lunch


The 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic young farmers’ stock judging competition results

Competitors from NE Scotland took part in the competition at Thainstone


Prime cattle and sheep take centre stage at the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

​Buyers and exhibitors presented with top-quality prime cattle and sheep


British Blue cross achieves the top prize in ‘Rising Stars’ show at 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

Overall champion title awarded to British Blue cross called 'Roxanne'.


Overall champion Limousin bull ‘Harestone Limit’ triumphs at the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

New record sales price of 4,500gns for a Texel Gimmer set at Thainstone


Record price achieved for Texel gimmer at 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

New record sales price of 4,500gns for a Texel Gimmer set at Thainstone


Aberdeen & Northern Marts announces senior management changes

Senior management changes at Aberdeen & Northern Marts


Outstanding entries for the 25th Aberdeen Christmas Classic

The Christmas Classic promises to showcase the best of North East livestock


Excavators top-selling items at Thainstone’s most successful collective auction of the year

Thainstone Centre attracted thousands for final collective auction of 2017


Porterhouse chefs selected as finalists in Scotland-wide Chef of the Year Competition

Porterhouse chefs selected as finalists in chef competition


HRH The Duke of Rothesay visits Thainstone Centre

HRH The Duke of Rothesay surprised farmers with a visit to Thainstone.


Outstanding show and sale concludes Caithness Livestock Centre’s 25th anniversary celebrations

Caithness fundraising campaign concludes with anniversary show and sale


Tribal art achieves record price at Elgin Auction Centre

Two lots of tribal art sold for a record high at Elgin Auction Centre


British Blue cross heifer calf captures Thainstone’s Spectacular

A British Blue cross heifer is overall champion at Thainstone's Spectacular


ANM Group’s pedal power raises £1,315 for charity

The team at ANM Group raised £1,315 for Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK


‘Cream of the crop’ set for another ‘Spectacular’ event at Thainstone

Buyers set to seek out prize-winning livestock at Thainstone's Spectacular


ANM Group saddles up for 200 mile charity cycle

The ANM Group team will be taking part in a 12 hour, 200-mile static cycle


Favourable market conditions drive demand at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment sale

A 2010 JCB 3CX digger achieve the top price of the day realising £28,800


Aberdeen & Northern Marts strengthens team with two Livestock Fieldsmen

Andy Duncan and Ellis Mutch appointed as Livestock Fieldsmen


Award-winning Porterhouse welcomes new Restaurant Manager to Thainstone

Porterhouse has appointed Caroline Williams as its new Restaurant Manager


Top price for heavy commercials at Thainstone Collective Auction

Thainstone collective auction attracts thousands of buyers and sellers


Double award celebration for Porterhouse Steakhouse & Coffee Bar

Porterhouse celebrates award recognition for field to fork passion


Record numbers at Taste of Grampian 2017

Taste of Grampian food & drink festival attracts more than 16,000 visitors


Top price for JCB at Thainstone collective auction

Collective auction attracts thousands of buyers and sellers to Thainstone


ANM Group chairman hands over the reins

ANM Group announces the appointment of Pete Watson as its new chairman


Excavator scoops top price at Thainstone collective auction

2010 Caterpillar crawler excavator realises £41,500 to online bidder


ANM Group profitability delivers third trading members' bonus

ANM Group allocate a discretionary trading bonus for third year


Fraser brothers steal the overwintered cattle show

Ally and Grant Fraser from Nairn have stolen the overwintered cattle show


Young farmers' overwintered cattle set to compete at Thainstone

Young farmers prime their overwintered cattle ready to compete.


Heavy commercials top Thainstone collective auction

Top price of £87,000 achieved for 2012 Volvo FM9/450 Lorry


Limousin cross sets new Spring Show record price of £9,000

Limousin cross heifer achieves a new record price of £9,000 at Spring Show.


Focus farms unveiled at Farm Profit Programme launch

Six diverse farms unveiled as part of Farm Profit Programme


Farm Profit Programme to announce focus farms

Farm Profit Programme to hold an update meeting on 16 February 2017


ANM Group’s auctioneer earns top student award

Rory Livesey has been awarded top Scottish student of the year


Lorries achieve top prices at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment sale

Thainstone's plant, machinery, and equipment sale achieved 82% of lots sold


Thainstone’s Porterhouse achieves Visit Scotland Taste Our Best award

Porterhouse Steakhouse & Coffee Bar has received the Taste Our Best award


Well-known banking figure to join ANM Group Board

Jane Mitchell has been co-opted to the ANM Group Board.


Increased demand at Thainstone’s plant, machinery, and equipment sale

Thainstone's plant, machinery, and equipment sale achieved 86% of lots sold


Christmas Classic announces judges and opens for entries

Call for entries for the Christmas Classic and judges announced.


Farm Profit Programme appoints two advisers

ANM Group and the Farmers Journal appoint advisers to Farm Profit Programme


Strong trading day at Thainstone’s plant, machinery, and equipment sale

A plant, machinery and equipment sale achieved 83% of 3,096 lots entered.


ANM Group announces board and management changes

ANM Group has announced board and management changes today.


ANM Group announces Caithness advisory group

The Group has appointed the Caithness advisory group to the board.


A new home for Scotbeef at Thainstone Business Park

ANM Group announces the relocation of Scotbeef, Inverurie to Thainstone.


ANM Group announces £4 million commitment to Thainstone Business Park’s infrastructure

ANM Group invests £4 million into the infrastructure of Thainstone Park.


Success at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment auction

Thainstone's Saturday Sale results announced.


ANM Group looks ahead to another successful plant, machinery and equipment sale

ANM Group is set to host its next Saturday Sale on 2nd July 2016.


ANM Group celebrates 45 years of service

Robbie Gordon, Office Manager at Caithness Livestock Centre, retires.


Summer show schedule announced

The summer show schedule is now live.


ANM Group unveils Farm Profit Programme: Making Livestock Pay

ANM Group has officially launched its Farm Profit Programme.


IT upgrades at Thainstone Centre

Thainstone Centre has been upgraded with web cameras and audio



Strong trading day at Thainstone’s plant, machinery and equipment sale

83% of the 3,554 lots sold at successful sale attracting 2,000 bidders.


ANM Group unveils bright plans for 2016

ANM Group announces exciting plans for 2016 at Annual General Meeting.


ANM Group delivers trading profit and members’ bonus

ANM Group reports trading profit and members' bonus year on year


Ritchie rears success at overwintering show and sale

Aileen Ritchie from Whitecairns scoops the overall champion rosette


Young farmers’ overwintered cattle set to compete at Thainstone

NE young farmers set to showcase overwintered cattle at show and sale


Demand rises at Thainstone’s Plant, Machinery and Equipment Sale

82% of the 3,000 lots sold at successful sale attracting 2,000 bidders


Bonnykelly Jackpot tops 6,500gns at Spring Show

First in class prize-winning Charolais achieves top price at Spring Show.


Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) Ltd announces new Associate

A&N Estates Ltd (part of ANM Group) announce Gervase Topp as new Associate


Taste of Grampian spiced up for 2016

Event organisers announce this year's date and line-up with a spicy twist.


New Website Launched

Launch of our new ANM Group website.


The Mart documentary is definitely one to watch

A new BBC Scotland documentary is set to showcase the ANM Group.


ANM Group celebrates 362 years of service

ANM Group is honouring over 360 years of long-standing service.


ANM Group scheme inspires new entrant Ross

Young farmer receives support through Group's new entrants scheme.


Prime cattle and sheep showcase at Thainstone’s Christmas Classic

Exhibitors and buyers from all over Scotland flock to the Classic showcase


Texels to 4,000gns from Milnbank

An impressive variety of pedigree female sheep step up for the Classic.


Limousin steals the Classic pedigree bull show

Overall pedigree bull championship title snapped up by Limousin.


Pic N Mix shines at Rising Stars show at Thainstone

British Blue cross heifer ‘Pic N Mix’ hailed Rising Stars overall champion.


Senior promotions strengthen ANM offering

Two senior promotions have been made to further strengthen ANM Group.


Record share investment for ANM Group

Share capital investment in ANM Group has reached a record level of £5m.


Top auctioneer honoured at Thainstone

Farming community recognises 53 years commitment from top auctioneer.


ANM Group gives back to members

ANM Group issues trading bonus to thank members for their support.


ANM Group announces new Chairman

Board appoints Pat Machray as the new Chairman of the Group.


ANM Group profitability delivers trading bonus for members

ANM Group reports a profitable year and trading profit for members.


ANM Group celebrates charity cheque triumph

ANM Group presents charity cheque to CLAN Cancer Support.


Thainstone celebrates 25 year hub milestone

ANM Group celebrates 25 years at Thainstone Centre agri-hub.