There were 13 bulls and 8 Heifers entered for the sale in Roscommon Mart. Proceedings got off to a very punctual start with the Judging completed by 11am leaving ample time for photos and a cup of tea. The Judge on the day was James Pye from North Leitrim.
Spring Beef Shorthorn Sale Report - April 11th 2015
The first classes to be judge were the female animals with Lismacool Crystal bred by Padraig Flanagan from Elphin taking the Championship. Crystal is a traditionally bred heifer out of Brickeens Smasher and a Kilkelly Major cow and the Reserve Champion Bethlehem Ruby was bred by Tom Fox, Glasson, Athlone. Ruby is a home bred heifer by Bethlehem Legacy out of a Kilfrush Jack 4th cow.
Next we were on to the bull classes. A very good display of bulls on the day with Padraig Flanagan pulling off the double with Lismacool Jethro scooping the Male Championship. Jethro is a Creaga Dice son out of a Kilkerrin Andy cow. The Reserve Champion went north to the Brady Family in Co. Cavan, breeders of the Grousehall Herd, with Grousehall Ted another Dice son out of a Kilfrush Vantage 2nd cow.
The Sale commenced at 12.15 with Bethlehem Ruby the top priced female on the day, selling to a Co. Meath breeder for 1920 euro. On the day the demand for females out striped supply, with 2 females going for export to Co. Fermanagh. The bulls were a tougher trade. The top priced bull Clashagad Typhoon Ban sold for 2150 euro to a Co. Westmeath breeder.