I’m the mart manager for Leinster Co-Operative Marts. Like all the best things, I came into this job by accident. I studied commerce as a student a long time ago and a position arose with the mart in the 1970s. They wanted an accountant/office manager. I was not long out of college. I had worked at different things and had come from a farm. I went there for what I expected to be a short spell. When the six months were up, I thought that was as long as I’d be there, but they asked me to stay a bit longer. The manager at the time retired, a gap arose and there was an older man on the staff who was a cattle dealer. The board of management appointed him as general manager and they put me in next to him.