Mart owners warn government mart insurance will shut marts down

The impact of escalating insurance costs on marts will be highlighted in Leinster House today.

The manager of the Donegal Co-op Livestock mart Eimear McGuinness is attending the discussion at the Joint Oireachtas Finance Committee.

She told Ocean FM News she has carried out her own survey of some local marts in recent weeks and some have seen an over 200% increase in their premiums in the last two years alone.

She told Agri-Week this week it will shut marts down: