Well known Auctioneer diagnosed with cancer urges farmers to get checked
Well known auctioneer and a former Kilkenny Person of the year, George Candler was diagnosed with prostate cancer at Christmas the Kilkenny people has reported.
The well known agriculture expert has called on farmers to get themselves checked.
“I would suggest that farmers keep an eye on their health and not to ignore tell-tale signs that something might is wrong. Farmers specifically are inclined to forget about check-ups,’ he told the Kilkenny people.
“Once I see the specialist, we will have a course of action and then some radium treatment and hopefully we can control this problem.”
A county Roscommon native, George is the official auctioneer of the Irish Limousin Society and is the son of the late James Conry Candler who was the chairman of Roscommon Mart and who in turn was a friend of Mick Gibbons, Chairman of Kilkenny Mart. Mr. Candler commenced work as a trainee auctioneer in Kilkenny Co-Op Livestock mart in 1972 and has been a full time employee of the mart ever since.
Over the years, national and international breeders have built a relationship with George, all of which enjoy his style of selling, in particular his jovial banter and his ability to entertain a sales ring with humorous comments while still being able to get the very last bid from a customer, even though they may already have shook their head negatively a moment previously.