As you are aware the situation with dedicated organic marts has changed. As of 1st August 2018, there will no longer be dedicated organic livestock marts. Instead, local marts can arrange organic sales if and when they wish, and organic farmers will have to contact the mart directly to book in their animals. There will be no organic inspector for these sales, so it is up to the buyer of organic stock to ensure they receive the correct paperwork (see list below) in order for the stock to retain their organic status. The marts known for organic sales (Drumshanbo, Roscommon, Kilmallock & Templemore), have stated they continue as before with frequent organic marts. The Irish Organic Association will continue to list dates of arranged marts on our website and newsletters. It is incumbent on members to make sure they obtain the paperwork on the day of the mart.
ITEMS WHICH MUST ACCOMPANY STOCK TO THE MART:
- Current year’s organic licence/cert for each animal or group of animals for sale
- Completed and signed Livestock Sales Declaration Form for each animal or group of animals for sale
- Completed and signed sales Livestock Declaration Form and a copy of the organic licence/cert (from the year in which the purchase took place) from all previous owners in the case of bought in animals.
- Blue animal cards
You may be turned away from the mart if you do not have the correct paperwork.
Below are the dates listed for organic marts in 2019, dates are added to the website as confirmed
30th of March
18th of May
28th of September
30th of November
Marts begin at 11 o’clock and are for cattle only
Mart contact; Margaret Noonan, tel: 063 98050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1st of April, 7pm for cattle, 8pm for sheep
Mart contact: 071 963 5061
Mart Reports for 2018