2 NI marts to close due to Covid-19 concerns

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Two Northern Ireland livestock marts have announced they will shut their gates due to concerns over Covid-19.

Saintfield Livestock Market in Co. Down and Armoy Livestock Mart in Co. Antrim made announcements that all sales would be cancelled with immediate effect this evening (March 16).

In a statement posted online, a spokesman for Saintfield Livestock Mart said sheep and cattle sales were postponed until further notice.

“In the interest of health and safety of our customers and staff relating to the Covid-19 updates this evening, we regret that Saintfield Livestock Mart is to close with immediate effect,” it read.

“This is a very worrying and testing time. Our customers’, our staff and their families’ health are our main priority. We appreciate your understanding.”
by Rachel Martin
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