- You know all the dealers, farmers and hauliers!
All three generations of the family for that matter.
- Early mornings and long nights in the mart are common.
The big dealers have to arrive back for their 'doubles'!
- You have acquired a nickname at this stage!
'The woman that works on the office' 'the young lad in the card office'; 'the main in the chutes'.
- Fry-ups from the mart canteen satisfy your taste buds.
You can't match the quality of that food anywhere.
- You wear a special ‘uniform’.
Steel-toe cap boots, a country tweet cap and a long auctioneering/ show-ring gown in any colour but white.
- You get your fair share of tips.
The man with the double of cows will always slip €10 in your pocket for gathering and loading the day's purchases.
- You find yourself turning your hand to anything.
You could be clerking one day, a drover the next day or an office administrator by the end of the sale.
- You have a particular crew that you hang around with.
Ideal for going on nights out together!
- You keep fuelled up on cans of fizz or 'minerals'!
Coca-cola sounds ideal to keep those energy levels up.
- You're the one to go to in the neighbourhood for 'A' and 'B' lot numbers!
You'll get cattle booked in, even when the mart is packed to the rafters! Brown envelope will do the job!