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New appointments at Caithness Livestock Centre after period of growth


By Alan Hendry

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Andrew Gunn is taking on the role of centre manager at Quoybrae.
Andrew Gunn is taking on the role of centre manager at Quoybrae.

New appointments to the team at Caithness Livestock Centre will help ensure members of the local farming community have "the best and most affordable marketing facility here on their doorstep", according to the member-owned co-operative ANM Group.

Andrew Gunn takes on the role of centre manager at Quoybrae, with Gemma Duguid as assistant centre manager. Craig Durrand becomes office supervisor, while Andrew Sinclair is promoted to mart foreman.

The Caithness team will still be supported by Ian Macleay in his role as canvasser/fieldsperson, and Scott Chapman continues to lead the auction team at the centre.

The group says the appointments follow a period of significant growth in throughput in the past 18 months.

John Angus, head of livestock for Aberdeen and Northern Marts, said: “We are delighted to continue to strengthen our livestock marketing operation at Quoybrae. These appointments mean we can provide the local farming community with the best and most affordable marketing facility here on their doorstep.

“We firmly believe that our team can deliver the best results for our existing customer base. As a co-operative, ANM Group works resolutely for its members and in 2021 the group delivered savings of £370,000 to members due to reduced commission rates.

“Caithness stock is renowned for being top quality and keenly sought after by finishers. We are pleased with the ongoing support from producers in the county which is reflected in the significant increase in stock throughput at Caithness.”


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