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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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Jobs: ‘Leading’ west of Ireland mart seeking manager

Mart Manager Job

Roscommon Co-operative Livestock Mart LTD, “one of the leading marts in the west”, is seeking to recruit a new manager.

The “commercially focused” mart manager will take overall responsibility for and lead the day-to-day management and development of the business.

They will promote existing activities to ensure the mart maintains its current market position and expand its online marketing of livestock.

According to the job description, candidates should be “strategic” thinks and “excellent” leaders.

They should have:

  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative and possess “excellent” interpersonal skills;
  • “Excellent” delegation skills with an ability to effectively lead and manage a team;
  • Hands-on management experience working within a mart or associated business, whilst desirable, is not essential;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the agricultural/livestock industry.

Closing day and how to apply

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Friday, June 24th, 2022.

According to ICOS, a “competitive” remuneration package is on offer for the right candidate. A shortlisting of candidates will be prepared, but canvassing by any applicant will disqualify.

Submit your applications via email to [email protected]

Roscommon Mart

Maura Quigley is the current manager of the mart, which has held a “central” role in farming in Co Roscommon for over six decades.

The mart resulted from the actions of a group of individuals who joined forces in the late 1950s to put a halt to private livestock sales.

Their vision was to “give farmers an opportunity to have stock weighed publicly and sold at public auction”.

The group constructed the mart at the cost of £23,000 and held their opening sale on July 10th, 1959.

Now, the sheep and cattle mart is farmer-owned by approximately 450 stakeholders.

It holds cattle (bullocks, heifers, and cull cows) sales every Friday and sheep sales on Wednesdays.

Its weanling sales take place on Tuesday evenings fortnightly in the spring and every Tuesday evening from September to December.

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