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IFA Says Marts Don't Have Infrastructure For Virtual Auctions

It wants the ban on livestock buyers going to marts in person urgently reviewed.

The country's main farm union wants the ban on livestock buyers going to marts in person urgently reviewed.

It's after auctions at up to 15 marts had to be cancelled when one of the main apps being used for video sales collapsed yesterday morning.

It should have been one of the busiest days of the busy autumn period as farmers move to take animals off their land ahead of the winter.

IFA president and Toomevara's Tim Cullinane says marts just don't have the internet infrastructure for virtual auctions:

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