New app for selling livestock to be launched


Calls have been made for the creation of an online system as an alternative following the closure of all marts.

New app for selling livestock to be launched

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Calls have been made for the creation of an online system as an alternative following the closure of all marts.

The Beef Plan Movement and Emerald Isle Beef Producers are in the process of establishing an online app service for selling livestock.

That’s according to Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture and food, Brian Stanley TD, who has called for an online system to be established as an alternative following the closure of all marts.

"I am calling on the Department of Agriculture and Food to engage constructively with these two organisations to work towards a functioning online system that is secure and transparent.”

"I also want to recognise the comments of the ICMSA president, who outlined the important role which marts played, despite being closed, during the Foot and Mouth crisis in 2001," he added.

‘Significant disruption’

"Marts have the contacts, infrastructure, equipment and payment systems in place and these should be utilised during the suspension of marts to ensure the safe trading of livestock.”

Stanley said that the closure of all livestock marts until 18th April will cause “significant disruption” to the agri-food sector.

“I believe we need to move urgently to provide an alternative system through which farmers can sell livestock. That system must provide transparency and security of payment.” the TD concluded.

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