New system means bidding from comfort of your armchair

Auctioneers Harrison and Hetherington, who run the Newcastleton mart, are launching a new live online bidding auction system with its own smartphone app.

It means customers can watch the auction from their smart phones, tablets and computers and bid in real time, wherever they are in the world. The system is currently being trialled and will be used for the first time at the Black and White sale of dairy genetics at Borderway Carlisle on December 6.