Characters you’ll meet this Christmas!


From the mart maniacs to the sales reps, here are some of the characters that may turn up at your farm gate this Christmas!

Characters you’ll meet this Christmas!

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From the mart maniacs to the sales reps, here are some of the characters that may turn up at your farm gate this Christmas!

  1. The mart maniac

Several marts close their doors (and gates) for the festive season and seize trading for a number of weeks, forcing many cattle dealers, factory purchasers, exporters and farmers alike to re-schedule their entire week! These nuts will turn up at your farm gate over Christmas, as they are only waiting for the mart to open up for year another year or buying and selling. Calendar countdown at the ready- All guns blazing!

  1. The neighbours

It wouldn’t be a typical Christmas without crossing paths with your neighbours! You would hope that they would turn up with a bottle or box of goodies for the festive season- especially if you have kindly stood in a gap to prevent cattle escaping through a hedge during herding!

  1. The farmer that tries to round-up a gang for a night out on the town!

We all have that one friend that loosens up a little for a night out on the town for Christmas and tries to get the Mart crew or friends from the Dairy discussion group to go on the bottle! Let’s hope the ‘bosses’ work in your favour by allowing you to slip way from the fair for an entire 5 hours if you are lucky and don’t attempt to re-enact the Nativity scene. A good Charolais bull calf is welcome any day of the year I hear you argue!

  1. Sales Reps

Quite often sales representatives turn up at your farm gate ahead of the festive period in order to gift you a bottle of the good stuff, a 2018 company calendar and a box of roses- all in the name of thanking you for your loyal custom in 2017! We hope that they put the bills to one side for one day in the year!

  1. International Visitors

With thousands jetting in and out of the Emerald Isle, you can be reassured that groups of international visitors will flock to your yard for directions! Sure you know every unmapped road in the place that even GPS can’t detect!

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