Ballinasloe Mart's sheep sale has been cancelled on Thursday evening ahead of storm Lorenzo. Ballinasloe mart manager Eilish Curley told the Irish Farmers Journal that they were closing as a safety precaution.
Gort Mart decided on Thursday that its cattle sale is going ahead.ADVERTISEMENT
A Teagasc farmer meeting that was due to be held at Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co Galway, has also been cancelled due to the storm.
The meeting will focus on why the Dunkellin & Lough Rea are Priority Areas for Action &how farmers can get advice & support from the new Agricultural Sustainability Support & Advisory Programme (ASSAP). #farmingforwaterquality partnership & collaboration to improve water quality pic.twitter.com/fT3FO5NZfY— Teagasc Environment (@TeagascEnviron) September 24, 2019
Other events cancelled
The following farm walks have also been postponed for safety reasons:
Event Cancelled: Due to the potential impact of Storm Lorenzo, Bord Bia & Teagasc have decided to cancel Friday's SBLAS farm walk in Mountbellew, Co.Galway, for safety reason. Please visit https://t.co/q4bi0lpK50 for more info on upcoming walks pic.twitter.com/NmuQ8r5DjBADVERTISEMENT— Irish Food Board (@Bordbia) October 2, 2019