Friday 20 July 2018

Marts are closed after bull attack

Paul Deering

Aurivo has taken a decision to close its four marts following an incident last Saturday morning when a farmer was seriously injured when apparently attacked by a bull.

Investigations are underway after the incident involving a farmer in his 70s who was airlifted to Sligo University Hospital.

Aurivo has announced that its four livestock marts at Ballymote, Mohill, Ballinrobe and Balla will remain closed this week following the accident.

In a notice published in this week's The Sligo Champion, Aurivo says it apologies for any inconvenience caused to its customers.

"The decision taken by management is prudent as the health and safety of our customers, members and employees is of paramount importance," the notice states.

Investigations into the incident are underway by the Co-op and the Health and Safety Authority is also believed to have been informed.

In a statement, an Aurivo spokesperson said: "The gentleman concerned was airlifted from the site by the emergency services to Sligo University Hospital and his condition is being monitored.

"Management and staff at Aurivo will offer their full support to the gentleman and his family, and will be co-operating with the relevant authorities as an investigation is conducted into the accident."

Sligo Champion