Hope That Relaxation Of Mart Restrictions Will Secure Food Chain

© Pat Flynn

The Clare Chair of the Beef Plan Movement says the relaxation of restrictions on trade at agricultural marts will help to secure the food chain at this uncertain time.

Last week, the government restricted all non-essential business, which saw activity at farmers marts grind to a halt.

This led to concern in some quarters about the impact on farming incomes.


However, the Agriculture Minister has now decided to allow business to continue at marts between a seller and a buyer, by appointment only, with auctions still banned from taking place.

Quilty farmer Joseph Woulfe has welcomed the news and has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that this will help keep farming incomes afloat.