Last Saturday’s sale at Carnew Mart saw an entry of over 1,030 cattle and calves on offer. Mart manager David Quinn said that they had put in very stringent safeguards in the office and in the sales ring to ensure that all staff and farmers abided by the social distancing rules.

“The majority of cattle on offer were sold subject as sellers were not in the sellers box for the sale. Farmers had to maintain a 6ft distance from each other in the mart and the office staff were protected from the public by screens also.