The Irish Limousin Cattle Society has announced details of its online-only sale.
Its premier sale was due to take place at Roscrea Mart on October 26th but was postponed.
Not possible to reach agreeable protocols
A society spokesperson said: “In conjunction with the management of Roscrea Mart, we were in discussions with the Tipperary DVO to try and reach agreeable protocols that would allow the sale to proceed.”
“However, this was not possible. If the sale went ahead all animals would have to arrive on Monday morning. Washing and blow drying were prohibited, and we couldn’t have our normal pre-sale inspection.”
“To ask exhibitors to travel in some cases up to 4/5 hours to Roscrea with animals and not be allowed to present the animals properly on arrival would not be fair or reasonable.”
“These, we felt, were not practical rules and the council decided to postpone the sale. The sale has been rescheduled and will now be exclusively online. The new date is Wednesday, November 4th @ 7 pm. The sale will be conducted by Denis Barrett.”
“We are aware that the decision is disappointing for our breeders and customers and was only taken after all options were explored.”
The society said it will review the situation regarding current planned sales in 2021 “to possibly compensate for having to cancel this sale once there is more clarity on the lifting of restrictions closer to the time”.