Aurivo Balla Mart, Co. Mayo changed its method for starting weekly sales at the mart’s weanling show and sale on Tuesday, September 4th.
From this sale onwards, a number will be selected by a member of the public at the ringside; this will determine if lots will be sold in descending or ascending order.
A spokesperson for the mart outlined that “there is no advantage in ringing/booking early”.
The change was made in response to customer requests; all numbers are equal going into the pot for a draw, meaning that this eliminates certain numbers being favourable.
This system has been successful at various locations throughout Ireland for several years now.
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