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Catherina Cunnane
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Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Livestock mart seeking auctioneer

Cork Marts has launched a recruitment campaign for a livestock auctioneer, either on a full or part-time basis.

According to a spokesperson for the Munster-based firm, the suitable candidate must be licenced under PRSA regulations and have knowledge and understanding of the livestock trade.

Moreover, they must have experience in mart auctioneer, online selling in marts and basic IT skills

If you meet the criteria, apply by emailing [email protected] by 5 pm next Friday, December 16th, 2022.

Cork Marts operates centres in Bandon, Corrin, Dungarvan, Macroom, Cahir and Skibbereen.

Becoming a livestock auctioneer

In a previous article on That’s Farming, Catherina Cunnane, our resident editor, looked at various pathways to auctioneering (including livestock), from Green Cert Top-Up courses to paid apprenticeships and college degree programmes.

For those eyeing livestock auctioneering as a potential career, you will need to possess a category ‘A’ licence before taking to the rostrum.

This category covers the auction of property other than land, as outlined by the PRSA (Property Regulatory Services Authority).

These include small or multiple lot auctions, all livestock, bloodstock, art, antiques, art, vehicles and plant and machinery.

According to the PRSA, livestock marts provide “superb” training grounds that will challenge your valuation skills and your knowledge of managing an auction room, a ring, the expectations of buyers and sellers and bid management.

Other licence categories:

  • B – The purchase or sale (by auction or private treaty) of land (including buildings)
  • C – The letting of land (including buildings)
  • D – Property management services

Green Cert ‘Top Up’

ICOS and IPAV have developed a course for Teagasc Level 6 Green Cert graduates working for an ICOS mart to attain a ‘special purpose award’.

Upon completion, this will enable graduates to apply to the PRSA for a category ‘A’ licence.

Students must undertake a professional practice module and an exam, through IPAV and TU Dublin Tallaght.

If graduates wish to obtain a category B, C or D licence, they can further their education by completing a further degree programme.

Read more on this news article.

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