A mart worker was injured at a mart in Co Galway on Monday 26 November following an incident with an animal.

Bríd Burke of Burke's Livestock Mart in Maam Cross told the Irish Farmers Journal that the animal was wild and broke out when it was being moved from the trailer, injuring the worker.

Burke called for farmers to exercise common sense when bringing cattle to marts.

Fit for purpose

"If they know an animal is wild, then they should make sure that their trailer is fit for purpose for transporting that animal."

The relevant procedures were followed by mart staff following the incident and the worker was brought to hospital.

He was released after being given the all-clear a number of hours later.

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