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All change: the scene Castleisland Mart where strict social distancing rules were in place following the reopening. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

All change: the scene Castleisland Mart where strict social distancing rules were in place following the reopening. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

All change: the scene Castleisland Mart where strict social distancing rules were in place following the reopening. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

Milton’s line “they also serve who stand and wait” was quoted not once but twice by mart managers over the weekend.

While mart prices steadied last week, partially because of drought concerns, managers noted a lack of buyers.

“Some are just waiting for the mart to open before they buy again,” said Michael Harty of Central Auctions.