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Distance selling: The scene at Tullamore Mart during last Thursday's sale online catle sale. Photo: James Treacy

Distance selling: The scene at Tullamore Mart during last Thursday's sale online catle sale. Photo: James Treacy

Distance selling: The scene at Tullamore Mart during last Thursday's sale online catle sale. Photo: James Treacy

The way cattle are sold is changing, with more and more marts responding to the Covid restrictions .

Lockdown I referenced the fact more marts were by going online. going online last week as more adapted to the constraints of trying to keep their business viable during this Covid lockdown. That number has further increased with marts such as Delvin in West Meath, New Ross in Wexford and Carrigallen have joined the list, while Gortatlea is planning to do so this week.

The logic for marts choosing to do so is simple: