A farming organisation is advising farmers to sell their livestock at their local mart.
In a notice issued across social media, the Irish Farmers’ Association has supported its statement by pointing out the following benefits:
- Guaranteed payment;
- Instant market prices;
- Ability to choose to sell or hold;
- Full transparency on AIMS;
- Finished cattle sales;
- Option to sell under-fit and over-fit cattle to avoid slaughter penalties.
In encouraging farmers to support their local marts, the farm group has urged mart attendees to “keep your distance – wear a mask. Keep your mart open”.