Mart Attendees react to new Health & Safety Procedures


Calls for drovers to be professionally-trained & certified & 51% say that the new measures will discourage them from attending the mart - Our poll results are in.

Mart Attendees react to new Health & Safety Procedures

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Calls for drovers to be professionally-trained & certified & 51% say that the new measures will discourage them from attending the mart - Our poll results are in.

Concerns on the grounds of health and safety in livestock marts mounted last week, following a bull attack at Mohill Mart.

In response, several livestock marts including Tuam; Headford and Roscommon officially confirmed the introduction of new health and safety procedures including an ‘only mart staff’ rule in their sales yard.

Poll

In responses to the new measures, That’s Farming ran a poll over the course of the weekend and the results were as follows:

When asked ‘ Should mart staff be the only parties that are authorised to gain access to the mart yard?’ - 57% disagreed while the remaining 43% agreed.

When then purposed the question ‘Do you feel that these restrictions will hinder your ability to view livestock before the sale commences?’ - 83% said ‘yes’, while 17% answered ‘no.

Will these new measures discourage you from attending a livestock mart? 51% responded by saying ‘yes’, while 49% said ‘no’.

That’s Farming concluded the poll with a final question - ‘Should drovers be professionally-trained & certified?’ - 73% said yes, while 27% replied ‘no’.

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