Updated: 09/04/18 : 06:24:45
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Mart closures following Leitrim bull attack

A man needed to be airlifted to hospital following a serious bull attack at Mohill Livestock Mart, Co. Leitrim, on Saturday.

Aurivo Co-operative Society – which operates the mart – confirmed the regrettable accident involving a customer and livestock which occurred on site Saturday morning.

In a statement to Agriland.ie, 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,” the statement said.

Closures


Aurivo has announced today that its four livestock marts will remain closed this week following the accident.

The decision taken by management “is a prudent one, as the health and safety of our customers, suppliers, members and employees is of paramount importance”, according to a spokesperson for the co-operative.

Aurivo apologises for any inconvenience caused to its customers, the representative added.

The marts concerned are: Ballymote Livestock Mart, Co. Sligo; Mohill Livestock Mart, Co. Leitrim; as well as Ballinrobe and Balla Livestock Marts in Co. Mayo.

“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,” the spokesperson said.

There have been no updates on the condition of the man since the incident came to light.