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Stags auctioneer achieves top grades at Harper Adams University

Thu 20 February 2020

Stags Auctioneer Harvey Pile has been named the top graduating student by the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association and Harper Adams University.

Harvey, from a farming family in East Devon, excelled over the four-year livestock operations and management course and achieved the overall best score of not only his year but also the highest average ever achieved in the 10 years the course has been running. 
The course aims to provide the basis of knowledge and skills needed by anybody aspiring to be competent in livestock auction practice. Having completed the course, Harvey along with five other graduates has now been admitted as a Fellow of the Livestock Auctioneers’ Association. 

Having joined Stags at the age of 17 and with five years’ experience of auctioneering already under his belt, the majority of Harvey’s time is spent selling and assisting at Stags’ three markets in Tavistock, South Molton and Honiton, while also playing an important role in the on site and online timed machinery auctions. He reflects, “The course has been a real eye opener for me and has given me the opportunity to mix with a large number of peers from across the country. The tutors, content and execution was excellent and although studying alongside a full-time job was challenging it has definitely given me worthwhile rewards.” 

Chris Clapham, partner in charge of Stags Agricultural Sales commented, “It has been noticeable how Harvey has developed and become more confident as he progressed through the course. I know he has worked extremely hard and the accolade of top graduating student is well deserved.”

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