In excess of 500 people logged-in online to view and bid on lots at Ireland’s second virtual livestock mart, according to Brendan Hannigan, CEO of Livestock Live.
The sale got underway at Manorhamitlon, in Co. Leitrim at 1pm yesterday (Wednesday, April 8th).
Speaking to That’s Farming, Hannigan said: “The prices achieved were exceptional. One other mart commented today that the prices achieved for sellers were ‘out of this stratosphere.’”
“It seems the LSL online virtual mart system is achieving much higher prices for sellers of livestock than seen in a very long time at marts in Ireland as it opens a much wider audience.”
“The LSL virtual mart system is very transparent and opens up the mart to the entire country to bid and not just the local population who attend.”
A spokesperson for the mart said: “We had a 97% clearance; a fantastic sale and farmers were very impressed with the LSL App and the quality of the online Livestock Live virtual mart bidding and streaming platform.”
“Cull cows sold to a top of €1.90/kg, weanling bulls made a top of €2.90/kg and weanling heifers made a top of €3.05/kg.” the spokesperson added.
Manorhamilton will re-open next week – Monday for cattle and a sheep sale will take place on Wednesday.
Image source: Manorhamilton Livestock Sales Facebook [file image]