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18 January 2024

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Significant Milestone for Pedigree Livestock Trading

Leading UK and Republic of Ireland Auctioneers Announce Major Collaboration to Benefit Both Nations

One of the UK’s largest and most innovative livestock auctioneers, Harrison & Hetherington (H&H) is delighted to announce a pioneering collaboration with the Republic of Ireland’s Denis Barrett Auctions. The launch of this unique association will revolutionise the scale and reach of pedigree livestock sales in both countries and throughout Europe.


The collaborative arrangement with H&H and the award-winning Denis Barrett Auctions brings together the complementary strengths and expertise of both organisations to create larger market opportunities for both buyers and sellers, and deliver greater value, choice, and simplicity for customers.


H&H Managing Director Scott Donaldson, believes this is the first Anglo Irish agreement of its kind in the industry, and has the potential to offer livestock breeders and buyers a dramatically improved experience.


“Our aim is to create a larger and more dynamic marketplace for pedigree livestock and maximise the impact of our world class sales including Dispersal and Invitational Sales.


Denis Barrett Auctions are noted and highly respected livestock auctioneers, and this partnership brings together the proven strengths and specialised knowledge of both organisations, and it offers customers an unparalleled range of services and solutions. Together, we will aim to leverage our collective experience to drive even greater innovation and accelerate ease and value of trade for both buyers and sellers all over Europe and worldwide.”


The arrangement with H&H is a major landmark in the Auction Group’s 25-year success story for Denis Barrett. “We are incredibly excited about the possibilities this collaborative arrangement holds and the transformative impact it will have on our customers. By joining forces with Harrison & Hetherington we will both be able to offer better service and achieve greater value for our customers, and I am confident that the benefits will exceed even our own high expectations.”