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Kilmallock Mart going ‘live’ today

Kimallock Mart will host its first-ever virtual sale today (Monday, April 27th).

The sale of weanling bullocks and bullocks can be accessed on LSL’s (Livestock-Live) website and app.

Lots can be viewed in the mart from 10:00am-11:00am with the live sale due to follow at 11:00am.

It is expected that other marts, which are part of GVM Group, will announce details of their virtual sales shortly. These include Tullamore Mart; Carrigallen Mart; and Abbeyfeale Mart.

Sales are being conducted in accordance with HSE and DAFM protocols and guidelines.

How does it work? (More information on Kilmallock Mart virtual sale)

  • All animals are checked into the mart and issued lot numbers and put in pens as normal;
  • Lots can be view prior before the sale begins (only a certain amount of people at a time);
  • A catalogue list of all lots available for sale on the day is compiled;
  • Animals are weighed and enter the sales ring as normal;
  • All relevant information (data is imported from AIM, ICBF and Bord Bia) relating to the animal is displayed on a virtual mart board;
  • Sellers issue the mart with a reserve price they want for the lots at check-in and it is entered in the system;
  • An auctioneer manages the ring as normal, calling out the bids as they come in online – bidders and sellers can see bids as they are made;
  • The whole system is in real-time with almost zero delay;
  • Buyers arrange to come to the mart to collect their purchases.
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